While expansion joints may not get the attention they deserve, they play a vital role in various systems and manufacturing processes. Whether you’re in the pharmaceutical industry, offshore oil and gas industry, agriculture, food and beverage or transportation, choosing high-quality expansion joints is essential.
Pacific Hoseflex supplies a range of premium expansion joints and understands the importance of finding products that meet your specific needs. Here’s a five-step guide to finding the perfect expansion joints for your application.
Step 1: Understanding your application
The most important step in selecting high-quality expansion joints is having a deep understanding of your specific application. It’s essential to consider what type of fluid or material will be passing through, the temperature variations, the level of pressure and the expected range of movement. By determining the exact demands of your application, you can provide Pacific Hoseflex with the information to ensure you receive the most suitable expansion joints.
Step 2: Choose the material
Expansion joints are available in a range of materials, including rubber, metal, PTFE, fabric and seismic. Each material has its strengths and weaknesses, for instance, rubber joints are ideal for absorbing vibrations, while metal joints are durable and can handle high temperatures. We have a variety of expansion joints including:
- Single Sphere Rubber Expansion Joints.
- Twin Sphere Rubber Expansion Joints.
- Seismic Joints V-Shape.
- Single Expansion Joints (SEJ).
- Diesel Expansion Joints.
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Step 3: Consider the design and configuration
Pacific Hoseflex offers a range of expansion joints that vary in design and configuration. What design and configuration you need will depend on how much flexibility and range of movement is required. For instance, the VITALFLEX® seismic joints and expansion loops are engineered to account for the cumulative movement(s) in piping systems. You should also consider the type of end connections, such as flanges or threaded ends to match your requirements.
Step 4: Quality standards and compliance
Once you know what type of expansion joint you require, it’s time to check its quality; not all expansion joints are created equal. Our high-quality expansion joints comply with all industry standards and certifications. Pacific Hoseflex has meticulous QA practices to ensure the joints are designed to withstand the conditions of the intended application.
Step 5: Find a reputable manufacturer
The final piece of the process of choosing expansion joints is finding a reputable supplier. Look for an Australian hose and fittings manufacturer who has a strong track record in producing quality expansion joints and can also provide expert guidance, customisation and products built to last.
Pacific Hoseflex offers all of this and more. We are a trusted hose supplier with a range of fittings to suit every application. Our expansion joints are high-quality and durable and we are committed to customer satisfaction.
Our Asset (Hose) Management System offers clients complete traceability, encompassing crucial data regarding test and production dates, expiration dates, recall schedules, planned maintenance, and the present location. Our system is flexible and can be customised to accommodate your specific needs.
Selecting quality expansion joints is crucial if you want to ensure the longevity and performance of your systems and applications. By following this 5-step guide, you’ll be well-prepared to make informed decisions when it comes to choosing the right expansion joints for your application.