MAXIMUM OPERATIONAL RELIABILITY AND PRECISION
In order to offer our customers maximum reliability and precision with steel expansion joints, we design and construct the joints using the very latest CAD processes. Our engineering team simulates form, function and installation prior to commissioning so that the expansion joints are easy to install and are fully equipped to withstand subsequent stress.
- Above-average service life
- Guaranteed fault-free operation – often spanning decades
- High degree of flexibility in installation location and application area
- Well-established and enhanced over a period of over 50 years
- Consistently tested for quality and certified
- Excellent STENFLEX® expert advice available
What steel expansion joints offer in use:
- Motion compensation
- Tension reduction
- Damping of vibration and noise transmissions
- Equalisation of ground settlement and foundations as well as installation inaccuracies
- Compressive strength and thermal endurance
- Vacuum stability, flexibility, corrosion resistance and freedom from maintenance
Where steel expansion joints are used:
- Machine construction, apparatus manufacture and pipeline construction
- The chemicals industry
- Plant construction
- Gas and water supply
- Building services engineering
- Exhaust systems engineering
AXIAL EXPANSION JOINTS
Steel bellows with connection parts (flange, welding end or threaded connection).
Axial shift, and slight all-round movement of the expansion joint is possible. Axial expansion joints with two bellows are used to absorb larger movement.
Robust pipe fixed points and correct pipe routing are necessary to absorb the axial forces.
LATERAL EXPANSION JOINTS
Steel bellows with laterally movable restraints and flanges or welding ends.
Lateral shift of the expansion joint is possible. The restraint absorbs axial reac-
tion force and relieves the pressure on the pipe‘s fixed points. Lateral expan-
sion joints, with two bellows and a connecting pipe are used to absorb large movement.
Only light fixed points are required to absorb lateral movement and friction force.
ANGULAR EXPANSION JOINTS
Steel bellows with hinge restraint and flanges or welding ends. The rotating axis of the hinge restraint is in the middle of the bellows.
Angular movement of the expansion joint is possible. The angular joints regulate a defined angular movement, absorb axial reaction force and relieve the pressure on the pipe‘s fixed points. We differentiate between angular expansion joints with a hinge (bellows angular movement guided on one plane) and angular expansion joints with a cardan hinge restraint (bellows movement guided on two planes).
Only light fixed points are required to absorb angular movement force and friction force.