Rubber Expansion Joints – Elastomeric
Rubber expansion joints are flexible, engineered couplings that are installed in piping systems to allow for movement, expansion and misalignment, and to reduce noise, isolate vibration, and accommodate other strains that rigid piping otherwise could not withstand. Thomson XJR expansion joints are designed in a multitude of configurations and elastomers to handle the most extreme conditions found todays industrial processing plants.
- Complete Engineering and Quality Control support to ensure that all customer requirements are met.
- Standard range of product is nationally registered and comes complete with CRN.
- The Thomson Rubber Expansion Joint complies with:
- Fluid Sealing Association’s Series “C” pressure characteristics.
- All products come complete with appropriate tagging, and applicable test documents per customer request.
- ABSA Certificate of Authorization.
In developing the XJR series expansion joint, the A.R. Thomson Group conducted demanding pressure and movement tests to ensure performance well beyond the specified ratings and the minimum standards set by ASME. Thomson’s XJR expansion joints raise the bar on the safety margin while ensuring long life and reliable service.
In any facility, regardless of industry, there will be thermal movements and pressure fluctuations in process. An increase, or decrease of temperature, will cause expansion or contraction in the piping system. Expansion Joints absorb this movement, virtually eliminating the possibility of damage to piping and equipment if properly guided and supported. Without Expansion Joints to absorb the stresses of the system, premature wear, and inefficient operation of equipment can be the result. In piping situations, it is common to have Expansion Joints on the suction and discharge sides of pumps as well as throughout the process piping system, where there are changes in direction.