Michael Cabrera - Valtech Engineering
Have you ever had a problem with your expansion joints? Yes is the answer for most maintenance personnel. Expansion joints are often misunderstood and seen as a weak point in your refinery piping. This presentation focuses on education, design, maintenance and ultimately reliability for metal bellows expansion joints. The information you receive will help alleviate the misconception that metal bellows are a “delicate” component and through proper design and joint selection, you can put your worries to rest. Discussion topics will be basic design education, proper material choices, good design practices, failure modes and options for repair on a scheduled or unscheduled basis.