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Why
unaflex?
....because we are the GOLD STANDARD in the manufacture of expansion joints and hoses!

Expansion joints are critical system components in a vast array of industries. Their purchase and supply
should not be trusted to just anyone.

The UNAFLEX® QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM is certified to ISO 9001:2008 which insures quality
control of the product is rigorous and routinely monitored. Compliance inspections and audits are conducted
throughout the year to guarantee continuity and compliance with all ISO requirements.

Our product line includes Rubber Expansion Joints, Metal Bellows Type Expansion Joints, High Temperature
Fabric Expansion Joints and PTFE Expansion Joints, as well as Flexible Braided Metal Hose. All are
manufactured in our South Carolina facility and we encourage plant tours.

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities provide all of the specialized equipment and tooling necessary to
produce the diversified product line UNAFLEX® offers. We provide FULL TRACEABILITY of our products from
raw materials through the finished product.

EXPERIENCED FACTORY SUPPORT is available to all customers who desire a more personal and
hands-on approach to ensure the proper selection, production, delivery and installation of our product.
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICE is provided by staff highly experienced in the use of finite
element analysis software and auto-cad.

UNAFLEX® employs some of the most knowledgeable sales engineers in the industry who are available for
prompt, courteous and exceptional professional service. Our customer service is THE best in the industry.

Distributors and Dealers in partnership with UNAFLEX® are located throughout the United States of America
and are the most reliable and dedicated suppliers available for our specialized product line. Many of our
partners stock our full line of products and are able to provide IMMEDIATE service.

FUTURE SUPPORT of our product is how we attract and keep our customers. UNAFLEX®, a wholly owned
family business, has a long and successful track record in the industry. We look forward to many more!

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his catalog is a compilation of standards of construction and a guide for

T specifying and purchasing non-metallic expansion joints. Contained is a handy
reference source of pertinent information and factual data for engineers whose
daily concern is designing piping systems and overseeing installations. The
information contained here is widely used in customer inquiries as a reference for design
and performance standards.

Careful selection of the expansion joint design and material for a given application, as well
as properly engineered installation are important factors in determining performance. These
factors should be fully evaluated by each person selecting and applying expansion joints for
any application.

*Rubber expansion joints have been specified and used for many years by consulting
engineers, mechanical contractors, pressure vessel designers, plant engineers and turn-
key construction firms. They are installed to accommodate movement in piping runs, protect
piping from expansion and contraction and insure efficient and economical on-stream
operations.

Rubber expansion joints provide time-tested ways to accommodate pressure loads,
relieve movement stresses, reduce noise, isolate vibration, compensate for misalignment
after plants go on stream and prolong the life of motive equipment. Rubber expansion
joints, designed by engineers and fabricated by skilled craftsmen, are used in all systems
conveying fluids under pressure and/or vacuum at various temperatures:

• Air conditioning, heating and ventilating systems in commercial and institutional
buildings, schools, apartments, stores, hospitals, motels, hotels and aboard ships.
• Central and ancillary power-generating stations in communities, factories, buildings
and aboard ships.
• Sewage disposal and water-treatment plants.
• Process piping in paper and pulp, chemical, primary metal and petroleum refining plants.

*”Rubber” in this catalog refers to all types of elastomers, synthetic as well as natural rubber.

Table of Contents
Advantages of Rubber Expansion Joints & Flexible Connectors ........................................... 5

Why Use Rubber Expansion Joints or Vibration Joints................................................................. 6

Definition of Performance & Characteristics................................................................................. 7

Applications ............................................................................................................................................................ 8-9

Variations of Construction and Details ............................................................................................ 10

Types of Rubber Expansion Joint Construction ...........................................................................11-12

Typical Rubber Expansion Joint Applications .................................................................................... 13

Style 1081 EPDM and “SUPREME” Spool Type Expansion Joints................................................. 14

“SUPREME” Tapered Expansion Joints

and Ordering Information for Styles 150, 200 & 1000 .............................................................. 15

“Supreme” Lightweight and U-Type Expansion Joints ................................................................16-17

Spool Type (Single Arch) Expansion Joints

and Technical Data......................................................................................................................................18-20

Super Flex Styles 1000, 1100 Wide Arch Expansion Joint ..........................................21-22

Super Flex Wide Arch Dimensions and Technical Data .............................................................. 23

Multi-Purpose PTFE Teflon® Description and Technical Data ...........................................24-25

“UNASPHERE” Style 800 Expansion Joints ............................................................................................... 26

“RADI-FLEX” Elbow Expansion Joints ........................................................................................................ 27

“MIGHTY-SPAN” Rubber Flue Duct Expansion Joints ...................................................................... 28

Flexible Rubber Pipe Connectors ............................................................................................................... 29

Anchoring & Control Units ........................................................................................................................ 30

“SUPER-QUIET” Rubber Vibration and Sound Absorbers .............................................................. 31

Installation and Maintenance................................................................................................................32-35

Inspection Procedures ..................................................................................................................................... 36

Glossary of Terms .............................................................................................................................................37-42

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They act as helix springs. and contraction in pipelines. metallic reinforcements provide and expansion joints dampen undesirable disturbances stress relief in piping systems due to thermal and including harmonic overtones and vibrations caused by mechanical vibration and/or movements. compressors. corrosion. with strategically located rubber expansion joints. Compensate Lateral. for example. Thick- generate noise and vibration. Movement is always experienced in piping systems due to varying ambient Dampen Sound Transmission temperatures. Expansion abrasion and erosion eventually bring about imbalance joints absorb this movement and eliminate the danger in motive equipment. The transmission of wall rubber expansion joints. Compensate Axial Movements Engineers can solve anticipated problems of vibration. corrosion.Why Use Rubber Expansion or Vibration Joints? Three Basic Reasons for Their Use: 1 To Prevent Stresses Due to Expansion and Contraction 2 To Insulate Against the Transfer of Noise and Vibration 3 To Compensate for Misalignment Functions Reduce Vibration Rubber expansion joints isolate or reduce vibration caused by equipment. preventing damage and undue their design limits. are available for specific conditions and misalignment. Some equipment requires more Rubber or non-metallic expansion joints are vibration control than others. Expansion and contraction movements due to thermal noise. transmitted to occupied areas. . Reciprocating pumps and flexible connectors fabricated of natural or synthetic compressors. This is based on actual tests conducted by nationally recognized independent testing laboratory.com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. generating undesirable noises of buckling or pulling apart with the high replacement costs that would result. piping and related equipment Settlement. However. fluoroplastics and fabrics. Rubber mechanical equipment to become misaligned. components will frequently cause piping and relaxation and settling of supporting foundations. expansion joints compensate for lateral. abrasion. differences in temperature of materials Subsequent to going on stream. compensating for axial movements. 6 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. stresses and space by incorporating rubber expansion joints into designed changes or hydraulic surge effects are compensated for piping systems. load stresses. torsional and Expansion joints can resolve these problems within angular movements. rubber pipe necessary. centrifugal pump and fan blade frequency. shock. offices and plants. Rubber expansion joints UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints provide reduce transmission of vibration and protect equipment relief from stresses caused by thermal expansion from the adverse effects of vibration. and differences in composition. handled. reduce considerably the transmission of adjacent equipment and impairs working conditions in sound. compared with their metallic noise and vibration tends to reduce the efficiency of counterparts. generate greater unbalanced elastomers. Special designed expansion joints downtime of plant operations. Rubber expansion joints tend to dampen transmission of sound because of the Pumps. load stresses and normal wear of move out of alignment due to wear. Trosional and Angular Movements Pumps. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. normal wear. Expansion joints serve as reliable insulation against such vibration and noise. and when forces than centrifugal equipment. compressors and other pulsating equipment steel-rubber interface of joints and mating flanges. fans.

The sealing Reduced Fatigue Factor surfaces of the expansion joint equalize uneven surfaces Compared to steel. requiring relatively less force to move. fabricated to Lightweight the configurations of the joint body. installation labor. breakdown or embrittlement and prevent any electrolytic action because of the steel-rubber interface of joints and Acoustical Impedance mating flanges.Advantages over Metal Expansion Joints • Vibration and sound insulation • Axial and lateral deflection • Greater recovery from movement • Small space requirements • Freedom from embrittlement • Lightweight • Resistance to corrosion • Ease of installation • No gaskets between flanges • Higher working pressures • No electrolysis Minimal Face-to-Face Dimensions Corrosion. making the use of gaskets unnecessary. . supports and pressure drops. thus Elastomeric expansion joints are supplied with flanges preventing damage to motive equipment. The added piping required for loops contribute to higher operating costs after going on Greater Shock Resistance stream due to increase in heat losses. The relative cost of the pipe itself may be less or no Materials are treated and combined to meet a wide more than a rubber expansion joint. loops. Elastomeric expansion joints significantly reduce noise transmission in piping systems because the elastomeric Reduced Heat Loss composition of the joint acts as a dampener that absorbs Rubber expansion joints reduce heat loss. water hammer or pump cavitation. Standard and special sizes of rubber expansion joints are available with PTFE/TFE/FEP liners. A and synthetic elastomers are not subject to fatigue ring gasket may be required for raised face flanges. the inherent characteristics of natural of the pipe flange to provide a fluid and gas-tight seal. extremely low co-efficient of friction and resistance to practically all corrosive fluids and forms Low Movement Forces Required of chemical attack. Erosion Resistant Minimal face-to-face dimensions in rubber expansion joints A wide variety of natural. maintenance-free service. corrosive attack. synthetic and special purpose offer untold economies compared with costly bends or elastomers and fabrics are available to the industry. Maximum Temperature Ratings Tube or Cover Elastomer Reinforcing Pure Gum Rubber Neoprene Butyl Nitrile Hypalon® EPDM FKM Fabric Nylon 180◦F/82◦C 225◦F/107◦C 250◦F/121◦C 210◦F/99◦C 250◦F/121◦C 250◦F/121◦C 250◦F/121◦C Polyester 180◦F/82◦C 225◦F/107◦C 250◦F/121◦C 210◦F/99◦C 250◦F/121◦C 250◦F/121◦C 250◦F/121◦C Aramid 180◦F/82◦C 225◦F/107◦C 250◦F/121◦C 210◦F/99◦C 250◦F/121◦C 300◦F/149◦C 400◦F/204◦C Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. The elastomeric type expansion joints provide good resistance against shock stress from excessive hydraulic surge. however. total costs range of practical pressure/temperature operating are higher when considering plant space. Fluoroplastics possesses requiring no special handling equipment to position. unusual and unique characteristics of thermal stability. as added insurance Rubber expansion joints are relatively light in weight. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. giving long the greatest percentage of noise and vibration. conditions. contributing to lower installation labor costs. of vulcanized rubber and fabric integrated with the tube.com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 7 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. non-sticking surface. abrasion and erosion. The inherent flexibility of rubber expansion joints permits almost unlimited flexing to recover from imposed No Gaskets movements. against corrosive attack.

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fluoropolymer coated or electroplated. Angular Movement The displacement of the longitudinal axis of the joint from its initial straight line position (a combination of axial elongation and axial compression).com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 9 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. attention so that maximum pressure for curing has been established. for a minimum of 10 minutes without are effectively intercepted axis. joints can be hydrostatic tested up to 1. Definition of Performance Expansion Joint Motions Axial Compression Axial Elongation Sound Limiting Characteristics The ability of a rubber expansion joint to limit or interrupt the transmission of a sound from operating equipment to the piping system. Resistance to Fluids The superior corrosion resistance characteristic of Transverse or Vibration Absorption natural rubber and synthetic elastomers permits the Lateral Movement safe handling of a wide variety of materials within pressure limits and temperature characteristics. solid-round. cracking and proprietary method to prevent ring migration) giving corrosion. Round rings are used so there will be no sharp edges to cut into the carcass Arch while flexing of the joint occurs. split. Hand wrapping the finish (although more time painted. Reduction of face-to-face Increase of face-to-face dimension measured along dimension measured along the axis. endless steel rings or The exterior surface of the joint. wear.5 The movement of the joint The movement of the due to vibrations which times the Maximum Allowable Working Pressure of joint perpendicular to the the product.Steel Reinforcements Cover Chemically treated. compounded of fire- wire embedded in the carcass (with the UNAFLEX® retardant neoprene to withstand aging. Other compounds may also be used. beveled and galvanized. Rings consuming in manufacture) insures individual are required for installation of the joint. Steel Retaining Rings Hand Wrapped Finish Made of flat-rolled steel. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. Hydrostatic Testing If required. They function to provide flexibility to the joint in use. and insulated against leaks. eliminating premature Arches are built-in as an integral part of the carcass. the axis. transmission to remainder of system. . maximum strength to the joint. Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex.

of Hg. temperature and type of media being handled. It consists of the total load required total movements incurred when an expansion joint fully to deflect the expansion joint a distance equal to the compresses from the neutral position then moves to the maximum rated movement of the product. Always advise UNAFLEX if product will be subjected to “full vacuum” 4. This rate will vary and is dependent upon the material used in the filled arch section of the expansion joint.016 55 379 26 660 90 621 26 660 42 to 66 1. For higher pressure than indicated. For angular movement. The number of control rods are specified on the is unable to quote on seismic testing unless specific basis of the design pressure of the system.727 to 2. Joint Positive Negative Positive Negative in. Cycle life depends not only on the amount of lateral movements. For terminology on pressure. dependent upon to an individual non-metallic expansion joint due to its construction design. consult UNAFLEX for alternate designs and/or materials. Although seismic testing may apply temperature increases from 200 PSIG (1379 kPa) to 30 to rigid components of a piping system. The force figure is expressed in foot. 2.937 30 207 26 660 50 374 26 660 Notes: 1. PSIG kPa In. mm of Hg.Pressure Characteristics Seismic Testing The pressure ratings decrease with size and/or Associated Position.489 to 2. For higher temperatures. it does not apply PSIG (207) kPa) operating pressure. inherent flexibility. This force figure position of maximum allowed elongation and finally returns is expressed in pounds for compression. rate. Pressure limitations listed are generally accepted by most manufacturers for temperatures up to 180◦ yielding a 3:1 safety factor. If requirements exceed these ratings. PSIG kPa In. • Multi-Arch. failure.743 40 276 26 660 60 414 26 660 110 to 155 2. The spring rate for a Multi-Arch Type expansion joint is equal to the spring rate for a Single Arch Type product divided by the number of arches. see pg.676 55 379 26 660 80 552 26 660 68 to 96 1. 1/4 to 4 6 to 102 165 1138 26 660 200 1379 26 660 5 to 12 127 to 305 140 965 26 660 190 1310 26 660 14 356 85 586 26 660 130 896 26 660 16 to 20 406 to 508 65 448 26 660 110 758 26 660 22 to 24 559 to 610 65 448 26 660 100 689 26 660 26-40 660 to 1. of Hg. The spring rate for a Filled Arch Type Expansion Joint is approximately 4 times that of a Standard Single Arch Type. mm.D. but also on the frequency of cycles or cycle pounds for angular deflection. The UNAFLEX® conditions.com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. 10 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. Design of Expansion Joint Construction Nominal Pipe Size I. Force Pounds & Spring Rates Cycle Life Force Pounds refers to the force needed to deflect an One full movement cycle is defined as the sum of the expansion joint. 41 5. The problem is further complicated by special constructions can be designed to meet the required the absence of any definitive specification. The spring rate is defined as the force in pounds required to deflect an expansion joint one inch in compression and Testing can involve full movement cycling of an expansion elongation or in a lateral direction. not the rated information on test procedures and results required operating pressure of the expansion joint. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. Parts listed at 26” (660mm) Hg vacuum have a design rating of 30” (762 mm) Hg (full vacuum).067 to 1. contact UNAFLEX for guidance 3. Pressure/Vacuum Design High Pressure Design of Exp. • Filled Arch. mm of Hg.438 45 310 26 660 70 483 26 660 98 to 108 2. Cycle life can also be affected by installation practices. . joint at the rate of 10 cycles per minute at rated maximum the spring rate is the force needed in foot-pounds to deflect temperatures and pressures to various duration without the expansion joint one degree. elongation and to neutral.794 to 3. movement. becomes available to the industry. Much longer cycle life occurs with reduced movement.

at the base construction. . The wire or metal ring reinforcement. Tapers in excess of 25 lateral stability and prevent sagging when the joint degrees are not desirable. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. This furnished with the joint. each other or as an eccentric reducer The minimum length of the joint is dependent having the axis of each end offset from upon the number of arches. • Non-metallic Reinforced Design. arches may be manufactured to accommodate movements greater Reducer Type: “Taper” than those of which a Single Arch Reducing expansion joints are used to commend Type joint is capable. except for reduced to compensate for initial misalignment and body thickness.S. of the arch. Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. design. this series is designed for lower nonparallelism of the axis of the piping to be pressure and vacuum applications. These liners are fabricated follows the practice of drilling flanges according to as an integral part of the expansion joint during pipe size of flanges when not specified otherwise. They may be joints are composites of standard manufactured as a concentric reducer sized arches and are capable of movements of with the axis of each end concentric with a single arch multiplied by the number of arches. The shortest face-to.) These types are Standard Spool “Arch” type. Similar to the narrow Single Arch and Multiple Arch Types. the Wide Arch Type 15330D. inside dimensions. the industry of TFE and/or FEP.com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 11 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. the temperature range of the expansion joint body construction. Spool Arch Type joints are available in it impractical to correct misalignment with many standard pipe sizes with Fluoroplastic liners conventional piping. Construction is of fabric type except the carcass does not contain and rubber. Pressure full face flanges are integral with the body of the resistance is accomplished through the use joint and drilled to conform to the bolt pattern of of a special external flanged retaining ring the companion metal flanges of the pipeline. Class A-Type I as its standard specification. Fluoroplastic provides specifications accompany inquiries or orders for exceptional resistance to almost all chemicals within offset joints. Joints with two or more from UNAFLEX. connected. The reduced body thickness requires special retaining rings available • Multiple Arch Type. reinforced with metal rings or wire. Generally. Generally. manufacture and cover all wetted surfaces in the It is recommended that complete drawings and tube and flange areas. Filled arches are not available. Dimensionally the Offset joints are custom built to specifications same as the standard product. Both the Single Arch and Multiple Arch Types are available in a lightweight Custom Type series from most manufacturers. Multiple Arch piping of unequal diameters. Offset joints are sometimes used in close quarters where available space makes • PTFE Lined. • Lightweight Type. type of rubber face flange is of sufficient thickness to form a tight seal against the metal flanges • Metallic Reinforced Design. A molded without the use of gaskets. based on the application pressure requirements. is available in a metallic can be manufactured to meet the requirements of ASTM reinforced and a non-metallic reinforced F1123-87 (Note: The U. Navy previously used MIL-E. Constructed similar to the Spool “Arch” • Single Narrow Arch Type. is installed in a horizontal position. In order to maintain each other. Normally. version of the Spool “Arch” type utilizing face dimensions are available with this type of solid steel rings in a carcass. Available with or without arches. but features greater movements than the has adopted the ASTM Specification. These basic types “Arch” type. a maximum pressures are based on the larger of the two number of four (4) arches is recommended. available in several construction design series.Types of Rubber Expansion Joint Construction Arch Type A full face integral flange design is available in both • Wide Arch Type.

type and lightweight type. the pipe. and a 12” may cause “packing-up or caking” of the (305mm) flange on the other end to mate to a arch area. For failure. and the other end drilled to MIL-F-20042C. Class150. there are • Sleeved Arch Type. This type sleeve should (For example. Normally. These joints are designed to slip over the straight ends of the open pipe and be held Designs for Reduction of Turbulence and securely in place with clamps. Expansion joints Fluoroplastic.com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Constructed of hard rubber. it reduces frictional wear of the utilizing a full face integral flange design can be expansion joint and provides smooth flow. metal or • Enlarged Flange Type. of the pipe. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. joint and should be used only of the pipe. This product consists of include enlarged flanges. to be directly welded into place on the job or Both types are available in several welded to associated equipment before final construction design series. different drill patters and a sleeve extending through the bore of the weld-end stubs. Additionally. while the rest of the joint is the same when necessary.D. 12 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. Type expansion joint bonded to matching steel weld-end nipples. Dimensionally the same as handled and remain in the archway. The design is basically the Sleeve application pressure and flexibility requirements. . of metal bond. possible turbulence and to prevent the collection of solid materials that may settle from the solution • Lightweight Type. This soft rubber filler to provide a smooth interior type generally offers greater flexibility than the bore. expansion joint with a full face flange on one end. Baffles are rarely required on rubber example. Filled arch joints also have spool type. based on the installation. Movements of expansion dimension as the I. Arch-type expansion joints pressure and vacuum applications.D. a seamless tube so the arch filler cannot be dislodged during • Enlarged End Type. This joint can be service. one end drilled to AINSI B16. an 8” (203mm) expansion joint not be used where high viscosity fluids. the sleeve “Spool Type”. built as manufactured in the same design as the spool an integral part of the carcass. furnished with an enlarged flange on one end. These expansion joint types are available with modifications to the flanges. This series is designed for very low • Filled Arch Type. dimension equal to the O. reducing turbulence. are being transmitted. such can be fabricated with a flange to mate to an as tars. which reduces movements and in 12 (304mm) pipe flange. This joint is similar to the steel band clamps around the periphery of “Arch” Type except that the capped sleeve ends the rubber sleeve end to reinforce the rubber- have an I. joints with filled arches are limited to 50% of the normal movements of comparable size Special Flange Type expansion joints with unfilled (open) arches.5.D. except for reduced body thickness. Note: Special control rods will be required when needed. This type of joint is Abrasion recommended only for low to medium pressure The open-arch design of the Standard Spool and vacuum service because of the difficulty of Type Expansion Joint may be modified to reduce obtaining adequate clamp sealing.D. Filled arches. Expansion joints are offered A sleeve design is available in both with weld-end nipples which allow the unit single and multiple arch types. drilling of turn may cause premature expansion joint different specifications may be furnished. The sleeve ends on decrease the flexibility of the this design are the same dimension as the O.Sleeve Type • Weld-End Type. These fluids 8” (203mm) pipe flange on one end. These modifications • “Top Hat” Liner. an expansion joint can be furnished with expansion joints. Joints are may be supplied with a bonded-in-place available in single and multiple arch types.

Special joints available for temperatures up to 350°F and 400°F in flue duct applications. raw sewage lines and sludge pumps. Central Power Stations Due to their compactness and ease with which they accommodate all types of movement. Sewage Treatment Plants UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints are used on the aeration lines. They are approved by U. UNAFLEX® Expansion Joints are adaptable to a variety of uses in central power plants.S. Special fire retardant expansion joints conforming to MIL E-15330D are also available. They will relieve stresses caused by changes in temperature as well as eliminate the transmission of noise and vibration. and Ventilating UNAFLEX® Expansion Joints are used on the header connections to the condenser and to the cooler. Coast Guard and conform to ABS requirements. Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. grit pump line. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. . Applications include condenser auxiliary exhaust lines. Navy and U. Marine Applications UNAFLEX® Expansion Joints eliminate destructive electrolytic action. as well as in the water circulating lines on both hot and chilled water lines. as well as Heating/Air Conditioning reduce the transmission of noise and vibration. and low-pressure feed suction lines. as well as insulate the transmission of noise and vibration.com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 13 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. connections to air ejector.S. condensate pump.Typical Rubber Expansion Joint Applications Industrial Applications Piping installations are one of the most important locations for UNAFLEX® Expansion Joints as they compensate for the thermal expansion and contraction in the line.

Navy previously used MIL-E-15330D. . (in.) 1-1/2 1-15/16 90 15 250 8 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 2 2-3/8 90 15 250 8 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 2-1/2 2-7/8 90 15 250 8 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 3 3-1/2 90 15 250 8 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 4 4-1/2 90 15 250 8 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 5 5-9/16 50 15 250 8 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 6 6-5/8 50 15 250 8 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 8 8-5/8 35 15 250 8 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 10 10-3/4 35 15 250 8 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 12 12-3/4 35 15 250 8 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 Length Size I.500 8 3-1/2 4. (in. without arch. acids and chemicals of many types. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. Size I.000 8 4 4. Lateral (PSIG) Hg) (◦F) Length (in.625 8 Tube 1/8: EPDM + 2 Plies Nylon Cord 1260D2 + Cover 1/16” EPDM 8 8. • Style 200XL for extra high pressure service (consult factory) These basic types can be manufactured to meet the requirements of ASTM F1123-87 (Note: The U.S. but has adopted the ASTM Specification). multiple arches.625 8 10 10.) (in.500 8 L 5 5.875 8 3 3. Class A-Type I as its standard specification. “SLIM-FLEX” Max Vacuum Max Style 1081 Pipe Actual Pressure (inch Temp. petroleum products. 14 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex.750 8 “Supreme” Spool-Type Expansion Joints UNAFLEX® “SUPREME” Spool-Type Expansion Joints are available in three basic styles: • Style 150 for pressure and vacuum • Style 1000 for pressure. UNAFLEX® Expansion Joints can be made with filled arch.com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection.750 8 12 12. PTFE and (FEP)-lined. vacuum and greater movement • Style 200 for high-pressure service.D.D.) (in. with enlarged arch and with special tube compounds for air.) 1-1/2 1. gas. TEFLON®. tapered (eccentric or concentric). sleeve ends. oil.375 8 2-1/2 2. Joints that handle up to 500◦F are available.900 8 2 2.563 8 L=8 Inch D= 2 Inch H= 1 Inch 6 6.) Overall Comp Ext.

whether parallel or offset. Arch Min. offers a large variety of construction variations. 150.com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 15 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Hand wrapped build process Note: These face-to-face dimensions are only a guide. Both concentric and eccentric shapes are available in a wide variety of sizes.D.) 200 HT 250◦ 1000 V 400◦ • Movements-Axial Compression. the available movement will be decreased 50% from that of an open arch.unaflex. Ordering Information for Styles 150. 200 & 1000 Specify UNAFLEX® “SUPREME” Rubber Temperature Limits for Continuous Service Expansion Joints as follows: To receive a quotation or when Style Temp Style Temp placing an order. 1000. Eccentric Concentric Tapered joints can be made with the following variations: with filled arch. For determining operating characteristics. dimension of the tapered expansion joint for specifying. Style 1100–Wide arch offers more movement. Style 150. Note: UNAFLEX® Flexible Rubber Pipe can also be supplied in the tapered construction. 200 & 1000 1100 180◦ 150 V 400◦ • Materials Conveyed in Line 150 HT 250◦ 200 V 400◦ • Pressure and/or Vacuum Ranges Joint Size Single Double Triple Arch Min. Molded design keeps cost low. Fax: (954) 941-7968 22 to 24 10 14/16* 18/22* or visit www.Unaflex® “SUPREME” Tapered Expansion Joints UNAFLEX® “SUPREME” Tapered Spool-Type Expansion Joints are available in four types. with larger arch. Where a proposed taper is greater than 25◦. with straight section on smaller end of joint to assure clearance of bolts on eccentric type joints and on joints with considerable taper. Extension and Lateral Deflection 1/2 to 6 6 10/12* 12/16* 1000 HT 250◦ 189 SG 400◦ 8 6 10/12* 14/18* 1100 HT 250◦ 10 8 12/16* 14/20* Contact our Engineering Department for Complete Data 12 8 12/16* 14/20* and Specifications 14 to 20 8 12/16* 16/20* Call Toll Free: (800) 327-1286. Tapered joints are used to connect flanges with different diameters.D. Consult factory for special requirements. 200 and 200XL. we recommend a steel reducer be utilized and a spool-type expansion joint be used in the adjacent piping. etc. when piping is not anchored.) Arch Min. please specify the • hhh following: 150 180◦ 150 HTS 300◦ 200 180◦ 200 HTS 300◦ • Style (140. Where a filled arch is utilized. As with the regular expansion joints.com or email: sales @unaflex. f-f (in. control units must be used to prevent over-elongation of the joints. Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. Where a taper is more than 15◦ a filled arch is recommended. (in. pressure limited to 25 psi 42 to 96 12 14/18* 18/22* Style 200–For heavy duty high pressure/vacuum service Style 200XL–For very high pressures. without arch.) f-f (in. . I. Consult factory for construction details *Wide Arch Style 1000 Style 1000–Wide arch offers more movement. consult UNAFLEX® engineering department. with initial misalignment less than 1/8-inch.com 26 to 34 10 14/16* 18/22* 36 to 40 10 14/18* 18/22* Style 150–For pressure/vacuum service Style 189–For high temp and low spring rate. with special tube materials. sleeve ends. Engineering Data for Tapered Expansion Joints The degree of taper should not exceed 25◦.) • Quantity 1000 180◦ 1000 HTS 300◦ • Inner Diameter Minimum Face-to-Face Dimensions • Flange Drilling For Styles 150. Where an eccentric taper exceeds 25◦. use the largest I. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition.) • Temperature Range f-f (in. The above guides are generally applicable to concentric tapers.

com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection.) I. Consult engineering department for maximum operating temperature.) (in. They are recommended for pressure and limited vacuum applications such as: air.) (in. Their duck plies are reinforced with steel rings. 156. They are available in the following configurations. 16 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex.) (in. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition.D. several heavy plies of rubber or neoprene–impregnated fabric and a neoprene cover to protect the carcass. Style 189 Joints are also available for temperatures up to 500◦F and can be made with sleeve ends. Face-to-Face Comp.“SUPREME” Lightweight and U-Type Expansion Joints Unaflex® Style 189 Dimensions & Specifications Joint Size Min. 157 and 185 UNAFLEX® “SUPREME” U-Style Rubber Expansion Joints form a flexible connection between equipment outlet and inlet flanges. They are normally constructed of a natural rubber tube. Arch Lateral (in. gas and water service where pressures are low and medium-not too severe. Unaflex Style 145. They may also be used on equipment where temperatures do not exceed 180◦F. (in. 155. Ext.) 2 to 8 6 7/16 5/16 5/8 10 to 13 8 11/16 9/16 5/8 Single 14 to 24 8 13/16 11/16 5/8 25 to 30 8 15/16 13/16 5/8 2 to 5 12 7/8 5/8 1-1/4 6 to 13 12 1-3/8 1-1/8 1-1/4 Double 14 to 24 13 1-5/8 1-3/8 1-1/4 25 to 30 13 1-7/8 1-5/8 1-1/4 2 to 5 16 1-5/16 15/16 2-1/2 6 to 13 16 2-1/16 1-11/16 2-1/2 Triple 14 to 24 18 2-7/16 2-1/16 2-1/2 25 to 30 18 2-13/16 2-7/16 2-1/2 Maximum operating pressures for all sizes is 25 PSIG internal pressure and 15 inches of mercury vacuum UNAFLEX® “SUPREME” Style 189 Lightweight Rubber Expansion Joints are available in either round or rectangular (with arch) configurations. They feature a lighter wall and flange thickness to provide flexibility. .

These types are recommended for basically the same applications as the Spool “Arch” type. as well as the design of the retaining rings. Integral Flange Spherical Type. the spherical shape offers a high burst pressure. Special retaining rings are sometimes required. as a flexible Style 156 body is of duck connection in and rubber without metal reinforcing. impregnated fabric. or 25psi gauge from manufacturer. normally supplied by the condenser equipment Style 157 is designed for both 30 inches of vacuum and manufacturers.com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 17 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. These units can also be supplied with condensers. offset features. eliminating the need of Filled Arch Type construction. this design is generally available support. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. and Style 157 for pressure and vacuum. for vacuum only. Available in Style 155 for vacuum only and a maximum pressure of 25 PSIG (172 KPa). Spherical Molded Type A molded spherical design is manufactured in two types. The other type has built-in full face integral flanges. Utilizing Rectangular (style 145) special weave fabric for reinforcement. Movements With internal flange (no arch) for vacuum and pressure. The arch is self- cleaning. for pipe sizes under 30 inches (762mm) in diameter and in single or double arch designs. Style 155 withstands 30 Must be used with special clamping devices inches of vacuum with standard flat steel retaining rings. “U”-Type. Basically the same design as the Floating Flange Spherical Type. steel reinforced for dimension. One type utilizes solid floating metallic flanges. Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. round “U”-Type. Designed for compression and lateral Oval (Style 155 & 157) movements for full vacuum service With external flange. Retaining flanges are provided for floating flanges. The carcass does not contain metallic reinforcement. Floating Flange Spherical Type. The design incorporates a long radius arch. They allow ample axial and lateral movement capable and pressure ratings should be obtained directly of withstanding 30-inches of vacuum. 25psi gauge internal pressure and are designed with special steel fabricated support rings. no arch. Pressure-resisting hoop strength is a function of the special weave fabric and its ply placement in the body. no peripheral arch. .Round (Style 156 & 185) Belt “Dogbone” Type Lightweight rubber expansion joints available in Style A molded construction of plies of rubber 156. Style to a specified 185. Used in installations where external bolting is desired. covered and spliced endless. Used vacuum and pressure. except full face flanges are integral with the body of the joint. providing additional movement capabilities when compared to other types. Furnished complete with solid internal pressure. Style 185 is central power constructed with steel stations on reinforcement.

Mvt.5 7 3 6 7-1/2 6 4 3/4 4-5/8 9/16 165 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 5.5 6 3/4 6 3-7/8 2-3/4 4 5/8 1-5/8 1/2 165 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 1. Flange NOTE: All joints suitable for Axial Traverse Estimated inches) Hole Ring Thk. vacuum service and can be Extension Deflection Weights Dia. Circle Bolts 150 200 150/200 150/200 150/200 Joint Rings Units N. • For multiple arch expansion joints. Allow. . Allow. Exp.5 6 7 4 6 9 7-1/2 8 3/4 5-7/8 9/16 165 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 8 7. UNAFLEX® cannot be responsible for improper use or misapplication of catalog data. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition.D.D.5 5. manuf. Ret.Dimensions for Spool-Type (single Arch) Expansion Joints (Measurement in Bolt Holes Bolt Ret. O. for full vac.25 6 1-1/4 6 4-5/8 3-1/2 4 5/8 2-1/8 9/16 165 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 2.5 6 1-1/2 6 5 3-7/8 4 5/8 2-3/8 9/16 165 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 3 3 6 2 6 6 4-3/4 4 3/4 3-1/8 9/16 165 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 4 4 7 2-1/2 6 7 5-1/2 4 3/4 4-1/8 9/16 165 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 4. As 18 UNAFLEX® does not supervise or control the use of our products. complete data and specifications • For a lled arch. of Style Style Allow. 1(800) 327-1286 Technical statements and engineering data in this catalog is the most accurate information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice. Control Size to. Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Mvt. 1/2 6 3-1/2 2-3/8 4 5/8 1-1/4 1/2 165 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 1 1. Flange Bolt No. I.5 2 6 1 6 4-1/4 3-1/8 4 5/8 1-7/8 9/16 165 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 2 2. Face Dia. reduce available movements by 50%. take the movement shown above and multiply by the number of arches.5 2.5 8 5 6 10 8-1/2 8 7/8 6-7/8 9/16 140 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 9 8 8 6 6 11 9-1/2 8 7/8 7-7/8 5/8 140 200 1/2 1/4 1/2 11 9 9 8 6 13-1/2 11-3/4 8 7/8 9-7/8 3/4 100 190 3/4 1/4 1/2 15 12 12 10 8 16 14-1/4 12 1 12-1/8 3/4 100 190 3/4 1/4 1/2 23 16 16 12 8 19 17 12 1 14-1/2 3/4 100 190 3/4 3/8 1/2 34 22 16 14 8 21 18-3/4 12 1-1/8 16-1/2 7/8 85 130 3/4 3/8 1/2 40 25 20 16 8 23-1/2 21-1/4 16 1-1/8 18-1/2 7/8 65 110 3/4 3/8 1/2 47 27 20 18 8 25 22-3/4 16 1-1/4 20-1/2 7/8 65 110 3/4 3/8 1/2 56 29 21 20 8 27-1/2 25 20 1-1/4 22-5/8 1 65 110 7/8 3/8 1/2 67 35 21 22 10 29-1/2 27-1/4 20 1-3/8 24-5/8 1 60 100 7/8 7/16 1/2 70 44 32 24 10 32 29-1/2 20 1-3/8 26-5/8 1 60 100 7/8 7/16 1/2 79 46 32 26 10 34-1/4 31-3/4 24 1-3/8 28-7/8 1 55 90 1 1/2 1/2 100 50 32 28 10 36-1/2 34 28 1-3/8 30-7/8 1 55 90 1 1/2 1/2 102 55 32 30 10 38-3/4 36 28 1-3/8 32-7/8 1 55 90 1 1/2 1/2 117 58 32 34 10 43-3/4 40-1/2 32 1-5/8 37 1 55 90 1 1/2 1/2 122 91 43 36 10 46 42-3/4 32 1-5/8 39 1 55 90 1 1/2 1/2 143 99 43 40 10 50-3/4 47-1/4 36 1-5/8 43 1 55 90 1 1/2 1/2 173 108 43 42 12 53 49-1/2 36 1-5/8 45-1/4 1-3/16 55 80 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 193 110 44 44 12 55-1/4 51-3/4 40 1-5/8 47-1/4 1-3/16 55 80 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 198 136 44 48 12 59-1/2 56 44 1-5/8 51-1/4 1-3/16 55 80 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 211 154 87 50 12 61-3/4 58-1/4 44 1-7/8 53-1/4 1-3/16 55 80 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 240 163 87 54 12 66-1/4 62-3/4 44 1-7/8 57-1/4 1-3/16 55 80 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 265 185 87 56 12 68-3/4 65 48 1-7/8 59-1/4 1-3/16 55 80 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 288 203 87 60 12 73 69-1/4 52 1-7/8 63-1/4 1-3/16 55 80 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 309 215 87 62 12 75-3/4 71-3/4 52 2 65-1/4 1-3/16 55 80 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 325 230 87 66 12 80 76 52 1-7/8 69-1/4 1-3/16 55 80 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 350 255 87 72 12 86-1/2 82-1/2 60 1-7/8 75-1/4 1-3/16 45 70 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 385 300 87 78 12 93 89 64 2-1/8 81-1/4 1-3/16 45 70 1-1/8 1/2 1/2 410 325 103 84 12 99-3/4 95-1/2 64 2-1/8 87-1/2 1-3/16 45 70 1-1/8 9/16 1/2 435 350 113 96 12 113-1/4 108-1/2 68 2-3/8 99-3/8 1-3/16 45 70 1-1/8 9/16 1/2 460 375 125 102 12 120 114-1/2 72 2-5/8 105-1/2 1-3/16 45 70 1-1/16 9/16 1/2 485 400 137 108 12 126-3/4 120-3/4 72 2-5/8 111-1/2 1-3/16 45 70 1-1/16 9/16 1/2 510 425 139 120 12 140-1/4 132-3/4 76 2-7/8 123-1/2 1-3/16 45 70 1-1/16 9/16 1/2 535 560 151 132 12 153-3/4 145-3/4 80 3-1/8 135-1/2 1-3/16 45 70 1-1/16 9/16 1/2 560 585 163 144 12 167-1/4 158-1/4 84 3-3/8 147-1/2 1-3/16 45 70 1-1/16 9/16 1/2 585 610 176 Note: Contact our Engineering Department for • All charts are applicable to DURA-PERM TEFLON® Expansion Joints with respect to Temperature and Pressure data.D. Maximum Axial Working Compression Pressure Joint Face. Mvt.

9 177.0 200.0 4 19.18 39.0 22.18 30.0 210.50 40.50 32.5 36 46.0 15.0 184. - 700 38.0 4 9.31 3.59 5.59 5.0 15.0 8 .28 5.0 15.25 1.25 1.88 .79 7.0 185.0 13.1 and B16.3 82.0 8 .62 1.0 4 .26 22.88 4 .62 8 .0 521.2 18.25 3. Width O.0 14. .52 15.52 16 .0 641.0 16.25 30.D. .0 4 . O.5 20 1.5 3.0 175.0 24 1.88 .25 6.875 9.54 4 .75 8.75 25 15.0 510.5 4 .0 114.2 20.4 235.18 .0 29.5 22.0 3 .0 8 22.75 13.4 16 31.25 3.0 840.0 527.875 5.125 25.38 1.S.0 16.84 8.625 6.77 20 1. Circle Holes Dia.Table 1: Optional Flange Drillings (other flange drillings available.5 24 1.75 20.625 50.5 8 .5 7.2 22.0 490.25 4 .0 24 32.O.75 90 20.88 .0 615.0 270.75 24 1.55 13.8 26.0 18.0 8 19.75 50 18.0 12 25.92 4 .0 14.25 23.9 67.94 4 .91 150 22.0 215.0 .75 .0 175.51 4.0 20 30.0 165.59 5.5 30.75 8 .02 17.7 24 41.88 18.74 24 1.87 11.0 5 .5 5. of Hole Flange Bolt No.5 8 .0 8 18.750 1.6 4.10 19.0 229.87 9. consult factory) American 250/300# British Standard 10:1962 Metric Series 1 J.0 20.0 5.0 762.0 24 1. .0 290.0 26 1. .3 8 19.875 6. - 28 1.0 15.0 10 1.5 30.98 300 26.0 318.66 7.875 7.71 6.0 330.0 686.91 125 22.75 3.59 5.5 4 .75 1.75 36.0 620.2 18.0 12 22. .25 24.2 406.0 28 1.D.75 .1 22.25 26.26 25. .4 4 22.0 675.0 180.0 825.72 4 .18 1.0 105.125 4 .25 1.0 400.88 . Circle Holes Dia.5 21.59 4.25 8 .75 10.5 38.0 3.75 .0 127.0 185.94 18.1 8 22.0 24 33.0 835.0 110.0 20 1.0 336. Circle Holes Dia.87 1.S-10 Table E Conforms to I.0 775.125 17.2 18.79 12 .375 32.06 400 32.1 28 50.87 11.5 38.25 24 1.0 8 19.5 27.0 46.375 33.6 58.0 4 19.0 240.0 4.25 3.0 330.50 33.8 28./# Wt.3 1-1/2 5.0 7.0 20 27.0 279.9 520.0 18.88 .0 184.0 16 25.87 11.0 89.0 8 22.5 4 .0 400.25 16 1.08 16 1.1 14.25 12 1.0 240.71 8.5 17.75 16 .0 42.88 .75 1.2 165.71 7.D.9 11.0 28 44.88 4 .94 16.0 940.0 20.5 29.1 127.5 4 .94 4 .0 24.21 22.0 9.0 675.9 30.0 629.0 203.25 34.89 5.0 460.89 8 .0 6 .0 220.0 24 30.6 4.88 8 .D.9 2.75 40 15.0 18. .0 20 27.0 24 1.50 28.0 7.38 24.2 20.0 191.54 20 1.13 4 .24 33.02 19. 28 1.50 38.0 29.0 140.0 965.0 145.0 200.6 8 19 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection.74 26.4 24.0 350.0 133.98 12 .87 11. 28 44.75 7.75 100 20.52 15.0 32 2.0 8 18.0 18.02 9.75 9.28 16 1.25 28.0 8 .0 140.98 250 26.87 12.44 4 .38 1.25 8 .0 8.0 140.0 24 41.0 16 1.0 120.50 26.71 7.0 209.25 8 .0 32.0 124.2 146.5 5.0 20 26. 2084-1974 Conforms to J.91 200 24.0 30.71 .0 698.25 20 1.71 8.125 4.0 997.0 20 26.0 560.71 .875 4 .2 22.6 8 22.75 25.0 98.25 6.02 1. - 750 38. .0 152.5 80.125 23.0 29.0 395.3 16 23.0 4 19.87 6.25 24 1.5 10.88 .8 38. O.27 8 .24 20 1.9 30.0 900. Rings Rings Wt.1 4.0 8 22.5 18 25.59 4.0 90.99 35.625 47.375 43.18 26.0 210.94 13.50 37.0 8 22.45 8 .75 6.0 745.0 12 25. Circle Holes Dia.02 20.94 15. of Hole in-mm Width O.D.71 4 . of Hole Flange Flange Bolt No.0 24 1.0 24 33.0 24 34.71 6.8 30.75 16 1.0 4 22.D.5 Conforms to B.0 .07 24 1.0 .50 36.875 8 .0 22 1.8 8 22.88 3.9 28.88 8 .0 30.88 .625 8 .59 6./# Wt.0 8 23.25 16 1.0 565.79 8.0 14 1.0 160.87 12.5 28 1.25 .5 7. 28 44.0 730.7 20 34.0 115. .0 15.0 400.0 780.0 1.0 8 22.0 2 6.71 .0 250.33 26.0 12 1.3 8 .0 24 34.75 12 1.0 8 23.0 743.02 17.75 65 18.5 27.5 20 1.3 10.02 1. .9 641.8 26.7 87.0 114.59 4.0 895.10 23.0 28 44.0 8 .59 5.0 8 .0 2-1/2 7.0 22.8 37.0 279.6 30 38.0 6.29 17.71 8.0 813.18 31.0 8 19.0 28 1.0 340. 1 .0 445.25 28 2.75 16 1.6 4 19.2 22.5 5.9 10 16.0 150.0 927.0 .92 3.3 28.0 1-1/2 .750 2.62 1.0 381.9 20 31.0 4 19.63 6.91 8 .0 656.25 20 1.0 66.0 9. .5 17.42 28. Width O.0 355.0 30.1 45.25 12 .0 4 19.0 9./# Wt.0 12 22.0 135.18 .0 295.25 28 2.75 24 1. .0 704.0 451.1 8 22. O.0 23.5 7.2 20.0 12 22.91 4.0 406.0 16 25.6 292.88 .0 254.75 24 1.0 85.88 .0 168.75 12 .I.0 7. . .0 150.22 9.875 3.875 12.51 4 .0 565.33 4 .3 30.4 98.0 27.98 350 28. .5 10.0 13.0 670.0 8 22.0 711.0 1092.02 15.88 .0 20 31.0 250.8 24. .875 4 .0 120.0 24 1.06 500 38.6 6.375 33.0 24.71 . - 650 38. 10KG/CM Table NP-10 I. - 30 1.0 16 1.25 85.50 35.2 15.06 450 36.0 19.0 15.18 .S.0 1.0 160.38 1.59 4.0 620.2 18.71 .0 680. Circle Holes Dia.12 1. Width O.0 4 18.68 6. of Hole Flange Flange Bolt No.5 20 1.D.375 35.0 16.5 4.0 6 11.5 25.0 18.0 7.0 16 22. 28 1.5 24 34. .0 24 34. .0 3-1/2 8.71 6.0 15.18 27.75 80 20.0 20 34.0 16 1.3 5.25 8 .0 4 18.0 725.61 8 .9 36.0 22 29.I.0 515. Standard B-2212 Conforms to ANSI B16.57 20 1.43 24 1.4 22.0 155.0 514.0 17.625 12 .42 12 .41 22.5 12 1.1 469.5 22.5 8 .0 5 10.0 20.38 1. .0 876.0 505.75 8 .5 15. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition.79 10.875 15.05 20.0 12 22.0 972.12 .0 997.59 5.D.28 5.1 22.75 37.0 .0 195. - Table 2: Standard/Special Drilling • Expansion Joint Dimensions • Control Units 125/150# Flange Dimensions 250/300# Flange Dimensions Weights of 125/150# Flange Dimensions 250/300# Flange Dimensions Weights of Joints/Rings/Rods Joints/Rings/Rods Retaining Joints/Rings/Rods Joints/Rings/Rods Retaining Rings Rings Joint Flange Bolt No. 18.41 20 1.75 .2 24 34.75 18.87 30.0 20 30.27 8 .4 3.39 11.0 8 19.0 12 19.4 584.1 31. .0 9.0 .2 20.0 20 33.0 280.71 7.0 795.0 210./# 1 4. of Hole Flange Flange Bolt No.0 12 1.3 .25 36.0 620.75 .0 24.35 4 .0 28.0 2-1/2 .71 7.9 38.75 1. .0 18 1.09 8 .875 5.18 32. .87 .0 120.0 285.75 4 .0 .25 11. Rings Rings I.88 .5 20 1.55 .79 .0 4 18.71 .0 838.0 254.0 24 1.4 24 34.875 2.3 550 38.94 17.38 1. .50 30.6 26.0 235.2 18.0 20 1.0 30. .2 15.3 38.5 5.0 20 27.87 13. .59 4. .0 24 30. .0 7.3 4 19.0 14. .71 24 1.6 16 28.0 22.5 27.S.25 8 .62 12 .3 140.50 43.5 5.0 8 22.38 1.D.0 210.25 3.0 12 1.5 28 2.18 24.0 26.1 12 25.87 .42 24.0 445.02 20.0 24.0 914.0 12 1.0 156.27 6.79 9. Circle Holes Dia.0 4 18.24 20.0 387.0 457.12 4.75 .0 32.71 .0 445.0 584.0 8.88 .88 .0 17.5 8 .0 648.875 11.625 4.5 20 1.0 2 .0 125.0 16 31.50 30. .0 8 18.25 20 1.0 165.75 1.0 1-1/4 4.0 577.0 1035.3 600 38.4 114.0 133.18 1.57 24.0 4 19. of Hole 150# 300# Joint Flange Bolt No.0 16 28.0 4 19.0 39.0 28 50.3 8 .4 355. .24 20 1.0 4 14.0 165.0 8 22.79 8.0 572.25 24 1.875 7.75 3.5 8 .9 32.02 1.625 3.63 6.625 5.D.D.94 15.25 5.41 20 1.0 20.0 3 7.5 4 .38 1. of Hole Flange Bolt No.0 1-1/4 .75 32 15.375 36.0 4.0 16 26.5 4 .87 .0 16 27.18 29. Circle Holes Dia. Flange Flange Bolt No.99 11.4 14 21.6 24.3 91.0 8 13 11. of Hole 150# 300# I.75 16 1.0 8 .0 780.875 8 .0 39.84 8.45 8 .71 28.0 100.25 16 1.0 445.51 3.71 7.38 1.0 149. Circle Holes Size O.79 10.5 15.71 6.9 30.0 .0 3-1/2 .625 38.87 .18 25.0 100.9 38.0 730.75 32 1.5 755.18 .0 12 23.0 125.79 9.5 6.11 16 .53 3.

of Holes Hole Dia.Table 3: Navy Drilling Specifications MIL-F-20042C-50LB MIL-F-20042C-150LB Bu Ships Drawing B-176 Joint Size (inches) O. No.com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition.D. B. .C. 1/4 3-1/4 2-1/8 3 9/16 3/8 3-3/8 2-1/4 3 9/16 1/2 3-9/16 2-7/16 3 9/16 3/4 3-13/16 2-11/16 4 9/16 1 4-1/4 3-1/8 4 9/16 1-1/4 4-1/2 3-3/8 4 9/16 1-1/2 5-1/16 3-15/16 6 9/16 2 5-9/16 4-7/16 6 9/16 2-1/2 6-1/8 5 6 9/16 3 6-5/8 5-1/2 8 9/16 3-1/2 7-3/16 6-1/16 8 9/16 4 7-11/16 6-9/16 8 9/16 4-1/2 8-3/16 7-1/16 10 9/16 5 9-1/16 7-13/16 10 11/16 5-1/2 9-9/16 8-5/16 10 11/16 6 10-1/8 8-7/8 12 11/16 6-1/2 10-5/8 9-3/8 12 11/16 7 11-5/16 10 12 11/16 7-1/2 11-7/8 10-9/16 12 11/16 8 12-3/8 11-1/16 14 11/16 8-1/2 12-15/16 11-5/8 14 11/16 9 13-15/16 12-3/8 14 13/16 9-1/2 14-1/2 12-15/16 14 13/16 10 15 13-7/16 15 13/16 11 16-9/16 15 16 13/16 12 17-5/8 16-1/16 18 13/16 14 19-1/8 17-3/8 19 15/16 15 25-1/8 18-3/8 20 15/16 16 21-3/16 19-7/16 20 15/16 18 23-1/4 21-1/2 22 15/16 20 25-13/16 23-13/16 24 1-1/16 22 27-7/8 25-7/8 26 1-1/16 24 30 28 28 1-1/16 25 31-1/2 29-1/4 29 1-3/16 26 32-9/16 30-5/16 30 1-3/16 28 34-11/16 32-7/16 32 1-3/16 30 36-13/16 34-9/16 35 1-3/16 32 39 36-3/4 36 1-3/16 33 40 37-3/4 36 1-3/16 34 41 38-3/4 36 1-3/16 35 42-7/8 40-3/8 36 1-5/16 36 43-7/8 41-3/8 36 1-5/16 38 46-1/8 43-5/8 36 1-5/16 40 48-1/8 45-5/8 36 1-5/16 42 50-1/4 47-3/4 38 1-5/16 46 54-1/2 52 40 1-5/16 20 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex.

Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. The Style 1000 is Available in These Elastomers and Constructions: Neoprene Clorobutyl Nitrile Multi-Arch EPDM SBR Offset Gum Silicone Special Ends Hypalon® Viton® Alternative Drilling Flourel® Optional Liners and covers are available Super-Flex Style 1100 UNAFLEX’s® 1100 series has been designed to compete with the imports in terms of cost. A wide self flushing arch allows greater movement and flexibility. Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. See next page for dimensions and movement details. (see next page). multi-arch configurations and special flanges or drillings while still offering wide arch movement. When built with a filled arch for smooth bore service. Due to the molded construction all face to face dimensions are standard. 1100 and 1200 Wide-Arch Expansion Joint Super-Flex Style 1000 The Super-Flex 1000 provides double arch movements utilizing a single low profile wide arch. Engineered to withstand full vacuum and high pressure. Specify Super-Flex! This drawing shows the 1100 Style construction. . Optional liners and covers are available.. The construction combines woven polyester fabric and reinforced with wire to create a product with superior performance characteristics. The double reinforced construction gives longer life expectancy and is also available in a full range of elastomers to enable multi-purpose applications. Available in sizes from 2” to 36”. The wide self-flushing arch provides more movement than a traditional spool type joint. (such as slurry applications) the movements are one half of the single open arch spool type joints.. The 1000 is hand-wrapped to allow for design variations including offsets. The Style 1100 is an excellent performer with a super price. the Style 1100 is a value packed expansion joint..com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 21 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection.. This new manufacturing technology has provided a product that has excellent performance at competitive price. The movements and benefits match the Style 1000 (above). The primary difference between the Style 1000 and Style 1100 is in the manufacturing process. non-standard face to face dimensions. if you don’t need the customization options of the Style 1000. Manufactured utilizing tire industry technology the style 1000 has been designed to provide greater strength and pressure capabilities. and out perform the imports with a product that’s made in America. The cover has been formulated with an ozone and temperature resistant compound which prevents the Style 1100 from cracking unlike the imports.Super-Flex Styles 1000.

D. 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 325 230 87 66* 12 80 76 52 2 69-1/4 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 .S. 2-1/4 1 1 211 154 87 50* 12 61-3/4 58-1/4 44 1-7/8 53-1/4 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 . Joint Size N. of Bolts Flange O.5 5. 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 460 375 125 120 102 12 114-1/2 72 2-5/8 105-1/2 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 .I Axial Compression B. 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 485 400 137 126-3/4 108 12 120-3/4 72 2-5/8 111-1/2 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 . 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 535 560 151 153-3/4 132 12 145-3/4 80 3-1/8 135-1/2 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 . 1-3/4 1 1 122 91 43 36 10 46 42-3/4 32 1-5/8 39 1 1-3/16 2-1/4 2-1/4 13/16 90 100 2-1/4 1 1 143 99 43 40* 10 50-3/4 47-1/4 36 1-5/8 43 1 1-3/16 2-1/4 2-1/4 13/16 90 .com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 22 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection.25 6 1-1/4 6 4-5/8 3-1/2 4 5/8 2-1/8 9/16 7/8 1-1/8 1-3/4 7/16 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 2. 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 435 350 113 96 12 113-3/4 108-1/2 68 2-1/2 99-3/8 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 . Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition.5 6 3/4 6 3-7/8 2-3/4 4 9/16 1-5/8 1/2 7/8 1 1-3/4 3/8 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 1. 2-1/4 1 1 173 108 43 42 12 53 49-1/2 36 1-5/8 45-1/4 1-3/16 1-1/4 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 90 . A B C D E 1/2 6 3-1/2 2-3/8 4 9/16 1-1/4 1/2 7/8 1 1-3/4 3/8 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 1 1. C.5 6 1-1/2 6 5 3-7/8 4 5/8 2-3/8 9/16 7/8 1-1/8 1-3/4 7/16 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 3 3 6 2 6 6 4-3/4 4 3/4 3-1/8 9/16 29/32 1-1/4 1-3/4 1/2 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 4 4 7 2-1/2 6 7 5-1/2 4 3/4 4-1/8 9/16 29/32 1-1/4 1-3/4 1/2 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 4. All Supreme Expansion Joints have a minimum 4 to 1 safety factor at rated operating temperatures and pressures. 1-3/4 1 1 102 55 32 30 10 38-3/4 36 28 1-3/8 32-7/8 1 1-3/16 2-1/4 1-3/4 13/16 95 100 1-3/4 1 1 117 58 32 34* 10 43-3/4 40-1/2 32 1-5/8 37 1 1-3/16 2-1/4 1-3/4 13/16 95 . 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 585 610 176 Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. P. Joint Weight/Lbs.Body Thickness Control Units Lbs.5 7 3 6 7-1/2 6 4 3/4 4-5/8 9/16 29/32 1-1/4 1-3/4 1/2 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 5.Flange Thickness Retaining Rings/Lbs.D.Super-flex Style 1000 and 1100 Expansion Joints Dimensions for Wide Arch We do not use marginal constructions which reduce safety factors and cause pressure reductions with slight operating pressure increases. 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 510 425 139 140-1/4 120 12 132-3/4 76 2-7/8 123-1/2 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 .Arch Thickness Ring I. P.5 8 5 6 10 8-1/2 8 7/8 6-7/8 9/16 7/8 1-1/4 1-3/4 1/2 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 9 8 8 6 6 11 9-1/2 8 7/8 7-7/8 5/8 1 1-1/4 1-3/4 1/2 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 1 11 9 9 8 6 13-1/2 11-3/4 8 7/8 9-7/8 3/4 1 1-1/2 1-3/4 5/8 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 1 15 12 12 10 8 16 14-1/4 12 1 12-1/8 3/4 1-5/32 1-1/2 1-3/4 11/16 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 1 23 16 16 12 8 19 17 12 1 14-1/2 3/4 1-5/32 1-1/2 1-3/4 11/16 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 1 34 22 16 14 8 21 18-3/4 12 1-1/8 16-1/2 7/8 1-5/32 2 1-3/4 3/4 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 1 40 25 20 16 8 23-1/2 21-1/4 16 1-1/8 18-1/2 7/8 1-5/32 2 1-3/4 3/4 160 160 1-3/4 3/4 1 47 27 20 18 8 25 22-3/4 16 1-1/4 20-1/2 7/8 1-5/32 2 1-3/4 3/4 160 160 1-3/4 3/4 1 56 29 21 20 8 27-1/2 25 20 1-1/4 22-5/8 1 1-5/32 2 1-3/4 25/32 130 130 1-3/4 3/4 1 67 35 21 22* 10 29-1/2 27-1/4 20 1-3/8 24-5/8 1 1-5/32 2 1-3/4 25/32 130 . Style 1000 Max. 1-3/4 3/4 1 70 44 32 24 10 32 29-1/2 20 1-3/8 26-5/8 1 1-5/32 2 1-3/4 25/32 130 130 1-3/4 1 1 79 46 32 26* 10 34-1/4 31-3/4 24 1-3/8 28-7/8 1 1-3/16 2-1/4 1-3/4 13/16 110 .5 2. 1-3/4 1 1 100 50 32 28* 10 36-1/2 34 28 1-3/8 30-7/8 1 1-3/16 2-1/4 1-3/4 13/16 110 . 2-1/4 1 1 198 136 44 48 12 59-1/2 56 44 1-5/8 51-1/4 1-3/16 1-1/4 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 90 .I Style 1100 Max.D.5 2 6 1 6 4-1/4 3-1/8 4 5/8 1-7/8 9/16 7/8 1 1-3/4 3/8 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 2 2. E. 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 288 203 87 60 12 73 69-1/4 52 2 63-1/4 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 . 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 560 585 163 167-1/4 144 12 158-1/4 84 3-3/8 147-1/2 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 . Face-to-Face No. 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 410 325 103 84 12 99-3/4 95-1/2 64 2-1/4 87-1/2 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 .5 6 7 4 6 9 7-1/2 8 3/4 5-7/8 9/16 7/8 1-1/4 1-3/4 1/2 225 225 1-3/4 3/4 3/4 8 7. 2-1/4 1 1 240 163 87 54 12 66-1/4 62-3/4 44 2 57-1/4 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 . D.Internal Arch Height Axial Extension Trav.S. 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 265 185 87 56* 12 68-3/4 65 48 2 59-1/4 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 . 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 309 215 87 62* 12 75-3/4 71-3/4 52 2 65-1/4 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 . . 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 350 255 87 72 12 86-1/2 82-1/2 60 2 75-1/4 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 . Note: Maximum diameter for Style 1100 is 36” Movements Weights A. 2-1/4 1 1 193 110 44 44* 12 55-1/4 51-3/4 40 1-3/4 47-1/4 1-3/16 1-1/4 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 90 . Deflection Bolt Circle Dia. 2-1/4 1-1/4 1 385 300 87 78 12 93 89 64 2-1/8 81-1/4 1-3/16 1-3/8 2-1/2 2-1/4 29/32 85 .Arch Width Bolt Hole Dia.

Control Rods Chemical Resistance All connectors are supplied with factory set control rods. NOTE: Temperatures Coupling of the system significantly affect the pressure rating of A two convolution connector designed for minimum the connectors. Body The body of the Fluoroplastic connectors are manufactured of 100% FEP. Bellows Additional Construction Details A five convolution connector designed for maximum movements and vibration elimination. 23 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. They are lightweight and corrosion resistant. convolutions. making them ideal for use where space is limited. Their design allows a shorter face-to-face dimension.com. Fluoroplastic to a vast range of chemicals Liners Vibration Absorption Internal sleeves are available for abrasive or high velocity Fluoroplastic connectors are sometimes used in HVAC flow rate applications. movements Pressure Limits Expansion Joint Pressures vary widely depending upon system A three convolution connector designed for easy movement temperature. reinforced with metal rings and attached with ductile iron flanges. This type of expansion joint has been used with highly corrosive medias. Monel® or A flexible Fluoroplastic pipe connector is a 2 or more other metals may be used to add strength between the convolution expansion joint consisting of a member of FEP. 113A and 115A Solid TEFLON® Molded Expansion Joints were developed to withstand higher pressures and temperatures. PTFE or PFA. with glass or plastic piping or in heating. applications to absorb vibration and attenuate noise. Flanges of Performance Characteristics other materials are available upon request. “Multi-Purpose” PTFE (TEFLON®) Expansion Joints Expansion joints manufactured of Fluoroplastic is another type of expansion joint available. ventilating and air conditioning applications where space is a premium. PTFE or PFA Fluoroplastic. designed to absorb movement and Flanges vibration in a piping system. 112A 113A 115A 112E 113E 115E Construction Details Reinforcing Rings Metal reinforcing rings of stainless steel. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. Temperature Limits Types of Connectors Fluoroplastic connectors can withstand temperatures as high as 450◦F and as low as -300◦F. The flanges are normally manufactured of ductile iron. Comprehensive technical data charts can be accessed by visiting www.ptfe-expansion-joints. .com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Available in sizes 1” to 12” Nominal Diameter and for temperature ratings from -300◦F to +400◦F. coated or plated with a rust inhibiting paint. UNALON® Styles 112A. which may be colored or opaque. Molded or machined Fluoroplastic connectors are used The control rods are set to prevent over-extension during in corrosive applications due to the inherent resistance of operation. and ease of system installation.

875 1. operating temperatures (all sizes) Maximum temperature for full vacuum (29.125 7 2. Only DuPont makes TEFLON® Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex.250 . Consult our engineering department for further details. .00 4.00 6.Anchoring Installation & Maintenance Fluoroplastic connectors should always be installed in piping Since the connectors have a Fluoroplastic flange.250 0.unaflex. special Viton®/Kevlar® overlays are available.750 1.500 7 2.625 47 10.250 0.000 . I.500 .188 .510 10 3.188 .500 0.000 .000 1.25 1.250 0.250 . please visit our website: www. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition.250 24 4.000 1.9” HG.500 .250 64 7.625 1.500 .500 3 2.com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 24 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection.125 5 1.000 1.625 64 12.250 29 4.125 .125 .250 .50 1.000 .375 0.625 0.000 . is required. Length (In.250 .750 0.500 .250 2 3.625 18 5.500 19 5.000 1.625 29 8. Tantalum and Nickel Alloys.563 48 8.470 5 1.375 0.) Lbs.500 .00 1.125 10 3.750 .625 77 9.188 .750 .250 1. connectors should be protected from movements which are Remove flange covers only when ready to install.670 0.500 .810 . Expansion Joint Data Style 112A (2 Convolutions) Style 113A (3 Convolutions) Style 115A (5 Convolutions) Nom. Axial Lateral Axial Lateral Axial Lateral 1. TEFLON® is a registered Trademark of DuPont.750 . Thread the installation bolts from the mating flange side and be sure bolts do not extend beyond the bellows flange.375 0.375 .250 .) Lbs.250 47 6. No nuts are required.00 3.688 115 **Safety Shields Are Recommended For information on the “E” Series. such as a gasket.00 5.500 .188 10 3. Neutral Movement Weight Neutral Movement Weight Neutral Movement Weight Dia. Length (In. Elastomeric.500 10 4.000 .625 1.000 0.250 .00 0.250 4 3. The other sealing device.000 1.500 25 6.980 .250 .000 .0 1. greater than that for which they are designed.500 .125 3 2.000 0.500 2 1. no systems which are properly anchored and guided.000 1.000 1.250 5 2. Support rings can be manufactured from various types of Stainless Steel.250 18 3.125 2 1.375 .375 8 4.563 0.) Two Convolutions 1” to 6” 400◦F 8” to 10” 250◦F 12” 150◦F Three Convolutions 1” to 4” 400◦F 5” to 6” 300◦F 8” to 12” 125◦F Note: For greater pressure or safety requirements than shown.250 115 7.com and click PTFE Expansion Joints UNALON® Performance curve of working Vacuum Service pressures vs.563 30 6.250 . Length (In.D.750 .00 2.500 .000 1.394 . Vacuum: Vacuum support rings can be added in the top (crest) of the convolution for full vacuum at 400◦F for sizes 6” and larger.000 1.500 .) Lbs. Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloys.625 24 6.50 2.250 0.250 . Optional flow liners are available in TEFLON®.313 .500 60 8.00 2.500 13 5.600 0.000 1.750 .00 2.375 11 4.

1”. low-cost expansion joint is available for smaller diameter piping systems found in power plants. Pressure is reduced at higher temperatures.562 34 5 9 2.375 1.) Movement Movement 2 7 2.375 1.0 1. etc. 225 PSIG Temperature–20◦F to 180◦F. sewage treatment plants and private residences.375 13 “Twin-Sphere” Style 803 This highly capable.562 25 8 13 2. 1-1/2” and 2” 25 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. chemical plants.375 1.188 1. 1-1/4”. Design Data: Pressure–16” HG Vacuum.375 19 10 13 2.com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection.) Comp.) (in. Vacuum Rating: 15” HG. Elong. “Unasphere” Style 800 Expansion Joints Precision molded of neoprene and nylon. elongation and compression. Weight and Drilling Data Allowable Movement Face- Size Flange No. Face-to-Face Lateral Angular Size (in.375 1.0 1.375 1.188 1.188 1.750 43 3 7 2.) Thick (in.562 29 6 9 2. All three styles also available in EPDM and nitrile with neoprene cover. Operating Pressure: 150 PSI. The smooth flow arch reduces turbulence and allows quiet flow without sediment build-up.0 1. Their design is stronger than other configurations because of the spherical shape.0 1.) Holes Deflect (in.375 1.) Movement (in. Vacuum Rating to 26” HG. of Lateral to-Face Thread Size Elongation Compression Angular (in.) 2 6 5/8 4 5/8-11NC ±1/2 3/8 1/2 15 2-1/2 6 11/16 4 5/8-11NC ±1/2 3/8 1/2 15 3 6 11/16 4 5/8-11NC ±1/2 3/8 1/2 15 4 6 11/16 8 5/8-11NC ±1/2 3/8 5/8 15 5 6 13/16 8 3/4-10NC ±1/2 3/8 5/8 15 6 6 7/8 8 3/4-10NC ±1/2 3/8 5/8 15 8 6 7/8 8 3/4-10NC ±1/2 3/8 5/8 15 10 8 15/16 12 7/8-9 NC ±3/4 1/2 3/4 15 12 8 15/16 12 7/8-9 NC ±3/4 1/2 3/4 15 “Twin-Sphere” Style 802 The Twinsphere is precision molded of neoprene and nylon tire cord.750 45 2-1/2 7 2. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. Movement. Pressure. Size.750 38 4 9 2. compact construction. Rated for 225 PSI WP at 170◦F.) (in.375 1.0 1.375 1. these units require less force to move than conventional joints. The Twin-Sphere provides excellent vibration absorption and stress relief in a light. waterworks.0 1. Diameters are available in 3/4”. allowing maximum deflection. Angular movement up to 30◦ is obtainable with its highly flexible design. The double arch design allows for greater movement four different ways and provides for a non-turbulent flow. (in. .375 15 12 13 2.375 1.

Rubber Flanged Pipe. These connectors are for use with Allowable small diameter pipe and where clearance space Size Flange B C C C Movement Thick. . Hypalon® and EPDM (Nordel).) to 3 inch (72mm) diameter and a wide variety of elastomers. Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) 2-1/2 1 7 5 7 3 1/2 1/2 1/2 applications. 4” to 6”-80 psi.D. Call for further information regarding available • Exhaust Connectors constructions and delivery schedules. Pipe Elbows Unions: Unions are small double arch rubber connectors with female threaded (usually ANSI UNAFLEX® “RADI-FLEX” Elbow Joints Dimensions NPT) ends. Tees and Special Products Special Products: • Suction Box Hose for Papermills • Pipe Clamp Sleeves • Dredge Sleeves • Wellpoint Sleeves • Slurry Connectors • Endless belts for use on • Food Handling equipment Connectors • Rubber Tubing • Acid Hose Connectors UNAFLEX® “RADI-FLEX” Crosses and Tees are custom • Vacuum Sleeve • Pre-Formed Hose manufactured to your specifications with all features of our Elbow Connectors • Pinch Valve Bodies Expansion Joints. A O. Standard construction is of rubber tube with polyester reinforcement with a synthetic cover. Also available in Neoprene. Deflect. Ext.R.The Industry’s Most Complete Line of Expansion Joints Unaflex “Radi-Flex” Elbow Expansion Joints Elastomeric elbows and fittings are frequently used in place of metal fittings where high abrasion and chemical resistance is required and/or where vibration and stress relief is desirable. Usually available N. ◦ 90 STD. for standard pipe sizes from 3/4 inch (19mm) (in. “RADI-FLEX” Joints are designed to reduce noise and vibration in angled installments. Flange size dimensions conforms to ANSI-Class 150# drilling 2. High temperature construction using a butyl tube with polyester reinforcement and a butyl cover allow use from 180◦F to 250◦F.) (in.) (in. Flange C to F C to F C to F for flanges is not available. Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. unions are found in 2 1 6 4-1/2 6-1/2 2-1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 Heating.) (in. 8” to 10”-70 psi. 45◦ (in. Fittings.) (in.D. Split rings are 3/8” Galvanized Steel Plate 3.) (in. Normally.) (in. Center-to-face dimensions are subject to ±1/4” tolerance Crosses. 3 1-1/8 7-1/2 5-1/2 7-3/4 3 1/2 1/2 1/2 4 1-1/8 9 6-1/2 9 4 1/2 1/2 1/2 5 1-1/8 10 7-1/2 10-1/4 4-1/2 3/4 3/4 3/4 6 1-1/8 11 8 11-1/2 5 3/4 3/4 3/4 8 1-1/8 13-1/2 9 14 5-1/2 3/4 3/4 3/4 10 1-1/4 16 11 16-1/2 6-1/2 3/4 3/4 3/4 12 1-1/4 19 12 19 7-1/2 3/4 3/4 3/4 14 1-1/4 21 14 22-1/2 7-1/2 3/4 3/4 3/4 Notes: 1.) Comp.com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 26 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Spiraled steel wires are embedded in the walls from flange-to- flange for extra strength.) (in. Temperature ranges up to 180◦F can be handled. and 12” to 14”-60 psi. Buna N. Maximum pressures for standard units are: 2” and 3”-90 psi. ◦ 90 L. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition.

MIGHTY-SPAN creates almost no load on damper and fan interfacing flanges. A wide range of elastomers and fabric substrates are available to provide maximum resistance to corrosion and high temperature capabilities as well as white FDA food grade elastomers. Impervious to fats. Water U-Type compression and elongation formulas Compression* 2” Lateral Elongation= 2 lbs. They are custom constructed of rubber and fabric to absorb thermal movements and vibration in duct work and to aid in the elimination of noises caused by scrubber equipment and mechanical dust collectors. Transverse 1-1/2” 27 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. 2 lbs. . adverse weather.= 8’ perimeter deflection= 1” = 16/16. Grease products.D.12” Hg. greases and other petroleum Elastomer Usable to◦F Ozone & Flue Oils. *Viton® 400 good good *Viton®/**Fluorel®–In addition to providing all of the properties Silicone 500 good -- of neoprene. thus providing much needed protection in these critical areas. ozone and fuel Recommended for Use In gasses.0 PSIG. max *DuPont trademark **3M trademark.com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Configurations • Square. 2. 3” flange. per foot of perimeter per 1/16” of movement. with the exception of its inability to withstand oil. Vacuum 6. For use in -70◦ to 500◦F applications. For Chlorobutyl 300 -. per foot of perimeter per 1/16” of movement.2 lbs. Standard construction “U” shape. Extension* 1/2” Axial Compression = 2.) Choice of Material Fabric Reinforcement Style 600 Joints may be constructed of *Nomex (to 400◦F). good use up to 300◦F. MIGHTY-SPAN is capable of handling any combination of large movements which might occur in a ducting system due to thermal expansion. For use up to 250◦F. Silicone–A high-quality elastomer recommended for all Recommended Service environments except those with sulfur gas (SO2 or SO3). as well as those generated by power plant and pollution control equipment. One- piece body 5/16” thick. oils. Gases Neoprene 250 good good Chlorobutyl–An elastomer with all of the above advantages of neoprene.2 lbs. For example: 2’ x 2’ I. For example: 2’ x 2’ I.“Mighty-Span” Rubber Flue Duct Expansion Joints UNAFLEX® “MIGHTY-SPAN” Style 600 Rubber Flue Duct Expansion Joints are designed to handle hot air or gasses in industrial duct work. 9” face-to-face.D. Pressure to 3. fiberglass or polyester Sleeve Type U-Type Single Arch Multi Arch cloth impregnated with one of the following: Tube and Cover Environmental Conditions Neoprene–Resistant to heat. Steel retaining rings are provided (send drawing or Sleeve Type U-Type Single Arch Multi Arch call UNAFLEX® for quotation. Fluorel is resistant to mineral acids and usable in 400◦F applications. rectangular or round in any size. = 8’ perimeter deflection = 1” = 16/16. x 8” x 16”=256 lbs. x 8” x 16” = 282 lbs. Let UNAFLEX® assist you in selecting the MIGHTY-SPAN product for your application. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. • Arch shapes also available. 83”.

com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 28 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Ret Ring O. Nominal Pipe Size Van Stone O. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. Instead of having a full- 250 PSIG working pressure designs at different temperature face rubber flange. this design has a solid floating ratings. fabricated of natural or synthetic elastomers and fabrics. cover and carcass fabric Retaining Flange O. is of sufficient thickness to form a tight seal against the companion flange without the use of a gasket.D Joint I. rubber pipe is available with primarily designed to absorb noise and vibration in a piping factory attached couplings. The flange is drilled to conform to the bolt pattern of the companion metal flanges of the pipeline. of Part the transmission of sound from operating equipment to the piping system. steel reinforcement wire is imbedded in the carcass to provide strength for high pressure operations and to prevent collapse under vacuum. In certain applications. however.D. elastomeric expansion joints. whether induced by thermal changes or other mechanical means. Pressure/Temperature Limits Floating Flange Type Flexible rubber pipe can be furnished in either 150 PSIG or Similar to the flanged type. F G Steel Retaining Ring Nominal Pipe Size Diameter I. It is more common.D reinforcement are the same as for expansion joints. and it is possible to manufacture no-arch type expansion joints. Flange & Cross Section View of Flanged Type Flexible Rubber Pipe Flanged Type Rubber Pipe Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. this type is also available with male/female fittings. Cover and Carcass Wire Spring Steel Details concerning the tube. backed with a retaining ring. . This type of a rubber-faced flange. F Construction Details G Flange Plate Steel Tube.D. In smaller diameters. Types of Pipe Connectors Flanged Type The most common type of rubber pipe incorporates a full face flange integral with the body of the pipe.D.D. female/male couplings. Definition A flexible rubber pipe connector is a reinforced straight rubber Coupled Type pipe. to specify flanged pipe connectors having a substantially longer length than an expansion joint of the same pipe size. the features provided by arch-type construction may not be of paramount importance. Performance Characteristics Sound Limiting Characteristics F Rubber pipe connectors are used in air-conditioning and heating installations because of their ability to limit or interrupt I. Normally furnished with system.Flexible Rubber Pipe Connectors This design provides substantial flexibility to allow the expansion joint to absorb pipe movements. Metal Reinforcement Helical-wound. The Van Stone flange principle is used with the beads of the Resistance to Fluids rubber part specifically designed to fit the mating pipe Rubber pipe corrosion resistance is the same as for flange. metallic flange or a split interlocking flange.

35 6 ±3/8 ±10 18 450 24 610 Note: Measurements taken at the bolt hole. If axial forces can act in the system to compress or elongate the connector.1-3/8 25 . control units are always recommended as an additional safety factor. . In general. Jt. 1 to be Averaged O. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. mm 8 200 24 610 9/16 14 4 ±1/16 ±2 10 250 24 610 5/8 . 20 500 24 610 22 550 24 610 24 600 24 610 Notes: • Above lengths are recommendations only 29 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. Joint Applies to Open or Filled Arch Measurements Flange Line3 I.D.22 4 ±3/16 ±5 12 300 24 610 1 25 4 ±1/4 ±6 14 350 24 610 1 . Tolerances for Rubber Pipe & Expansion Joints Face-to-Face Length “F”2 (inches) Non. +2 (Average “X” Dimension) + Bolt Hole Diameter. Reading.32 5 ±5/16 ±8 16 400 24 610 1 .com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. preventing damage to the connector and associated equipment. control units will be required to prevent axial movement.D.1/8-1/1/4 29 . Number of Critical Bolt Size Exp.7/8 16 .C. 2-1/2 65 12 305 3 75 18 457 3-1/2 90 18 457 Typical Flange Thickness 4 100 18 457 Nominal Flange 5 125 24 610 Tolerance Thickness #Measurements 6 150 24 610 in mm in.D. Nominal Pipe Size Connector Recommended Face-to-Face “F” Inside Diameter Dimensions in mm in mm 1/2 15 12 305 3/4 20 12 305 1 25 12 305 1-1/4 30 12 305 x 1-1/2 40 12 305 2 50 12 305 I. 1 7 to 0 to 6 14 to 18 20 & up 12 ±3/16- 0 to 10” ±3/16 ±1/4 ±3/16 ±3/16 ±3/16 ±3/16 4 1/4 ±3/16- 12 to 22 ±1/4 ±3/8 ±1/4 ±3/16 ±3/16 ±3/16 4 1/4 24 to 46 ±3/8 ±1/2 ±5/16 ±3/16 ±3/16 ±3/16 ±1/4 4 48 to 70 ±3/8-1/2 ±3/4-1/2 ±3/8 ±1/4 ±3/8 ±3/8 ±3/8 6 72 & up ±3/8-5/8 ±1-3/4 ±1/2 ±1/4 ±3/8 ±3/8 ±3/8 6 Notes: • All diameters to be measured with a “Pi” tape • All linear dimensions to be measured with a steel rule and averaged • Bolt Line= Actual I. I. All Dimensions to be an Averaged Nominal Pipe Exp.D.Anchoring and Control Units Flexible rubber connectors should always be installed in piping systems that are properly anchored so that the connectors are not required to absorb compression or elongation piping movements.

D.) Max (in. 8” I.) 180◦F 180 to 250◦F Max.D.T. 250◦F EXAMPLE: If a steel piping system had a major vibration frequency of 1. *Style 2150 and 2250 Dimensions For Working Pressures to 150 PSI Pipe Standard Pipe Size Standard Size Overall N.) Diam. (in.) Diam.) Diam. They eliminate vibration between pump and pipe lines either for suction or discharge. Flange Bolt Cir. (in.P.) (in.) Min (in. 250◦F Style 3250 HT 250# W.) Thick. Length (in. (in.(in. UNAFLEX® “Super-Quiet” Styles 3150 (150 psi WP) and 3250 (250 psi WP) sound absorbers are built with Percentage of Reduction of Vibration Input with molded rubber flanged ends with bolt Frequency and Pressure as Compared to Steel Pipe holes that accommodate standard Center Freq.D.000 Hz at 50 PSIG and 8” rubber expansion joint was installed in the pipeline.) No. Diam. IMPORTANT: UNAFLEX® Vibration and Sound Absorbers are not designed to accommodate the movement in a piping “Super-Quiet” Styles 3150 and 3250 system caused by temperature change or other conditions.D. 180◦F Style 3250 250# W.) (in. Flange Bolt Cir. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. Above data taken from the Fluid Sealing Association Handbook. x 24” F-F Vibration Joint steel flanges. the percentage of reduction of vibration would be 96%. 180◦F 8000 97% 97% 98% Style 3150 HT 150# W.T.D. 1 18 2-1/2 24 For Working Pressures to 250 PSI 1-1/4 18 3 36 For Water Service to For Water Service from 1-1/2 18 4 36 180◦F 180 to 250◦F Max. (in.D.com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 30 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Bolt Holes Ring I. . 3/4 12 2 24 Flanged End 3150 3150 H.) 1-1/2 12 24 2-7/8 5 11/16 3-7/8 4 5/8 2-7/8 6-1/8 23/32 4-1/2 4 7/8 2 12 24 3-5/8 6 11/16 4-3/4 4 3/4 3-5/8 6-1/2 23/32 5 8 3/4 3 12 36 4-5/8 7-1/2 27/32 6 4 3/4 4-5/8 8-1/4 27/32 6-5/8 8 7/8 4 12 36 5-7/8 9 27/32 7-1/2 8 3/4 5-7/8 10 7/8 7-7/8 8 7/8 5 12 36 6-7/8 10 15/16 8-1/2 8 7/8 6-7/8 11 15/16 9-1/4 8 7/8 6 18 36 7-7/8 11 31/32 9-1/2 8 7/8 7-7/8 12-1/2 15/16 10-5/8 12 7/8 8 24 48 9-7/8 13-1/2 31/32 11-3/4 8 7/8 9-7/8 15 1-1/16 13 12 1 10 24 48 12-1/8 16 1-3/16 14-1/4 12 1 12-1/8 17-1/2 1-11/32 15-1/4 16 1-1/8 12 24 48 14-1/2 19 1-7/32 17 12 1 14-1/2 20-1/2 1-11/32 17-3/4 16 1-1/4 Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. (in.T. Ferruled Coupling 2250 2250 H. Available with or without Hz 10 PSIG 50 PSIG 80 PSIG helical wire reinforcement. (in. (in.P. 250 96% 97% 99% 500 91% 93% 94% 1000 82% 91% 96% 2000 99% 99% 99% Specify UNAFLEX® Flexible Connectors 4000 99% 99% 99% Style 3150 150# W.) Thick. Bolt Holes N. Diam. “Super-Quiet” Rubber Vibration and Sound Absorbers Styles 2150 and 2250 UNAFLEX® “Super-Quiet” Styles 2150 (150 psi WP) and 2250 (250 psi WP) vibration and sound absorbers are specially designed lengths of rubber pipe with factory attached ferrules for pipe and other connections involving standard IPT. Special 440 87% 91% 93% tubes can be made to meet unique 68 95% 96% 99% requirements for either suction or 125 98% 99% 99% discharge.P. Flanged End 3250 3250 H. (in.) Diam.P. (in. See Spool-Type Expansion Joints for such applications. (in.) (in. Joint Face-to-Face Style 3150 (Conforms to ANSI 150# Drilling) Style 3250 (Conforms to ANSI 300# Drilling) Size Ring I.) No.T.) Overall Length For Water Service to For Water Service from N.) Ferruled Coupling 2150 2150 H.

In addition. is provided wherever the pipeline changes direction and the pump is supported off the floor that the expansion joints in that line are located as close on vibration mounts.3 Fig. If this is not installed in the pipeline.2 31 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. to withstand the thrust developed in the suction and discharge lines respectively. its motor and that no piping forces are transmitted to the flanges of the base.D. There is nothing as possible to those anchor points. Figure 4 shows a very Fig. and the pump manufacturer should be Calculation of Thrust. but must also absorb the vertical thrust that will pump itself. Figure 1 illustrates a simple piping common pump installation. The support the pump. it is very possible that this force can be large static portion of the thrust is enough to crack the connecting flanges. Figure 3 is another illustration of the proper Secondary Base.6 Fig. Anchors shown at the 90◦ and the 45◦ bend in occur in both the suction and discharge lines. its motor and base. An improved installation is shown in Figure 5. The vibration result is a force expressed in mounts under the elbow supports can then be designed pounds. The anchor shown at the tee and elbow base and the two elbow supports. . Anchoring & Guiding the Other Installations Vibration Mounts Under Piping System Foundation. These mounts must be designed to take into Emphasis is again placed on the relative location of the account all of the loads and forces acting upon the joints. This is the simplest application of a joint. solid anchoring being mounted on a solid foundation. Fig. their anchoring points and the pipe guides. the pipeline must be solid anchors designed to withstand the thrust developed in the line together with any other forces It should be noted that the thrust in the respective imposed on the system at this point. a pipe guide or guides should be installed to keep the pipe in line and prevent undue displacement of this line. the maximum pressure that The vibration mounts under the pump base need only will occur with the line.4 Anchors are required. These obviously are the weight of the equipment plus the thrusts developed in the suction and discharge lines. to absorb the expansion and contraction of a pipeline between fixed anchor points.1 calculated as a product of the area of the I. Instead of system. the done. The supplier of the vibration mounts pipe guides are employed to prevent displacement of the should be made aware of the fact pipeline.com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. In this installation. Fig.Rubber Expansion Joint Installation and Maintenance It is generally stated that the proper location of rubber expansion joints is close to a main anchoring point. You will notice that in all cases. anchoring that should be provided in a line with a branch a complete secondary base is provided for the pump connection. namely. pipelines will exert a force on the inlet and outlet flanges of the pump. contacted to determine whether or not the pump casing When expansion joints are is strong enough to withstand this force. It should be pointed out that the elbows adjacent that these mounts must be designed. to the pump are securely supported by the pump base so not only to support the weight of the pump. Branch Connection Anchors. Following the joint in the line. and again as close as is practical. secondary base. This secondary base connections must be designed to withstand both the thrust is equipped with vibration mounts to isolate it from and any other forces imposed on the system at these points. following wrong with this type of installation. See Figure 6. of the arch Vibration Mounts or Springs Under Base and of the expansion joint times Anchor.5 Fig. Refer to Figure 2. the expansion joints. the floor.

. Always specify the mating flange thickness when ordering control unit assemblies. are not designed to take end thrusts and. special care must be taken. Specifications The exact number of control rods should be selected on the basis of the actual design/test pressure of the system. In Gusset Plate Steel Washer such cases. Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. Control Unit Assemblies When an elastomeric expansion joint with a control unit assembly is to be installed directly to a pump flange. If the elastomer expansion joint has an integral flange with split retaining rings. In cases where there is not sufficient clearance. by virtue of their function. If this Expansion Joint fact is ignored. Compression Pipe sleeves or inside nuts can be installed on the control rods. the control rod plates on the pump end can be mounted behind the expansion joint flange if the expansion joint flange has a metal flange. they must be used when proper anchoring cannot be provided. The length of this pipe sleeve should be such that the expansion joint cannot be compressed beyond the maximum allowable compression. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. It cannot be emphasized too strongly that rubber expansion joints. proper anchoring is essential. Extension Control Unit Control units must be used when it is not feasible in a given Retaining Rings structure to provide adequate anchors in the proper location. Make sure that there is sufficient clearance behind the pump flange not only for the plates.com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 32 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Despite the limiting action that control rods have on the joint. The purpose of the sleeve is to prevent excessive compression in the expansion joint. the static pressure thrust of the system will cause the expansion joint to extend to the limit set by the control rods Threaded Rod which will then preclude the possibility of further motion that would over-elongate the joint. this method is not usually recommended as the split retaining rings may not have enough strength to withstand the total force encountered. bolts and washers. but also for the nuts. in all cases where Mating Flange such are likely to occur. premature failure of the expansion joint is a foregone conclusion.Rubber Expansion Joint Installation and Maintenance Control Units Control Units Used in Restraining the Piping System Control units may be required to limit both extension and compression movements.

2. To lock this nut C. Wrap around protective • If there is a requirement of compression pipe shields of fluoroplastic impregnated fiberglass are sleeves. Steel washers are rod plates should be equally spaced around the recommended under the bolt heads against the flange. specified. A protective cover of metal Note: Consult UNAFLEX® if there is any is required when an expansion joint is installed question as to the rated compression and underground. If two jam nuts These three types of covers.com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. expansion joint. The rings are installed directly against the back Flange bolts through the control rod plate must of the flanges of the joint and bolted through to be longer to accommodate the plate. They expansion joint. when manufactured are furnished for each unit. CAUTION: be installed in an accessible location to allow for Protection/Spray shield have some insulating future inspection or replacement. Steel washers prevent cutting of the rubber. edge installed next to the rubber flange should be broken or beveled to • Insert rods through top plate holes. 3 or more control rods are normally 3/8” (9mm) thick. protect personnel or adjacent equipment in the event of leakage or splash. properties. This shield will pipe sleeve. Do not consider the B. The expansion joint should always over elastomeric expansion joints. Protective covers of expanded length to allow the joint to be compressed to its metal are used to prevent exterior damage to the normal limit. They are that all control rod installations be parallel to the normally installed on fire water lines. Fire Cover in position. tighten the two nuts of metal. ordinary pipe may be used and sized in the most common. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. it is not recommended to insulate • Location. Control the mating flange of the pipe. When possible. position this Unusual applications of rubber expansion joints nut so that there is a gap between the nut and may require the specification of: the steel washer. • Assemble control rod plates behind pipe flanges. The containment of system temperatures can accelerate the aging of the product and makes required external inspections difficult. have one end which is bolted to or together.Control Rod Installation Split Metal Rings • Assemble expansion joint between pipe flanges Retaining rings must be used to distribute the to the manufactured face-to-face length of the bolting load and assure a pressure tight seal. The ring I. is free.D. Protective shields should be elongation. An optional rubber washer is positioned between the Expansion Joint Protective Shields steel washer and the outer plate surface. so as to achieve a “jamming” effect to clamped to the mating pipe flange. 33 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. Protective Cover thickness of the rubber washer. designed to handle the movements of the expansion joint. This gap is equal to the joint’s maximum extension (commencing with the A. are to be positioned at the outer plate surface. . piping. are insulated on the I. either “stake” the thread in two places or tack weld the nut to the rod.D. to conditions. designed oversize. and Covers • If a single nut per unit is furnished. but can vary due may be required. Include the retaining rings are coated for corrosion resistance and drilled as furnished with the expansion joints. These two dimensions are critical used on expansion joints in lines that carry high in setting the nuts and sizing the compression temperature or corrosive media. it is recommended joint from rupture during a flash fire. Protective Shield nominal face-to-face length). Rings rating of the system. The other end prevent loosening. Fire covers. to protect the expansion • For reducer installations. Depending upon the size and pressure retaining rings. at a minimum at the splits.

bulge between the retaining rings and the mating flange. Piping should be lined up within 1/8”. etc. Make sure inaccessible areas where inspection is impossible. cool location. joints and/or gases at elevated temperatures should be placed on wooden platforms and should not be in contact and pressures and may transport with the ground. the pressure thrust may will withstand ozone. use padding or a saddle to distribute the weight. the bolts should be tight enough to make the rubber flange O. over a non-metallic expansion joint • It is acceptable. • If the expansion joint will be installed and expansion joints should be located as close as possible to outdoors.com UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors 34 Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. do not insulate chemically compatible with the process fluid or gas. Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. If storage must be outdoors. Make sure the elastomer selected is • For elevated temperatures. If anchors are not used. underground. sunlight. If the joint has metal flanges. Misalignment reduces the rated movements of the expansion joint • Do not weld in the near vicinity of a non- and can induce severe stress and reduce service life. cause excessive movements and damage the expansion joints. ozone and sunlight protection. Contact Additional Tips for Installation UNAFLEX® for advice if system requirements exceed those of the expansion joint selected. Ten-year shelf life can be pipelines or equipment carrying fluids expected with ideal conditions. Materials painted with Pipe Support weather resistant paint will give additional Piping must be supported so expansion joints do not carry any pipe. or will be submerged in water. • Check the tightness of leak-free flanges two or three weeks after installation and Mating Flanges re-tighten if necessary Install the expansion joint against the mating pipe flanges and install bolts so that the bolt head and washer are against the retaining rings. Precautions should be taken to protect personnel in the event of leakage or splash. pressure. . water to ease disassembly at a later time. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. Tightening Bolts Tighten bolts in stages by alternating around the flange. Make sure proper drainage cables or forklift tines do not contact the rubber. Materials such as EPDM and Hypalon® are recommended. Pipe guides metallic joint should be installed to keep the pipe aligned and to prevent undue • If expansion joints are to be installed displacement. Never install expansion joints that utilized split retaining rings next to wafer type check or butterfly valves. Bolt torquing values are available. operating personnel are not available. but not necessary to Alignment lubricate the expansion joint flanges with a Expansion joints are not typically designed to compensate for thin film of graphite dispersed in glycerin or piping misalignment errors. contact UNAFLEX® for specific Anchoring recommendations Solid anchoring is required wherever the pipeline changes direction. Flange-to-flange dimensions of the expansion joint must match the breech type opening. Do not let expansion is available in the event of leakage when joints sit vertically on the edges of the flanges for any period of time. If washers are not used. Make sure the mating flanges are clean and are flat-face type or no more than 1/16” raised face type.D. Store WARNING flange face down on a pallet or wooden platform. make sure the cover material anchor points. vacuum and movements match the system requirements. If lifting through Rubber joints should not be installed in the bore. Storage Ideal storage is a warehouse with a relatively dry. Serious damage can result to a rubber joint of this type unless installed against full face flanges. Do not store other Expansion joints may operate in heavy items on top of an expansion joint. flange leakage can result–particularly at the split in the retaining rings. Torque bolts sufficiently to assure leak-free operation at hydrostatic test pressure. tighten bolts only enough to achieve a seal and never tighten to the point that there is metal-to-metal contact between the joint flange and the mating flange. Installation Instructions Non-Metallic Expansion Joints Service Conditions Ensure the expansion joint rating for temperature. Large Joint Handling Do not lift with ropes or bars through the bolt holes. If the joint has integral fabric and rubber flanges. Cover with a tarpaulin. hazardous materials.

If this is not successful. Repair or Some blisters or deformations. plan to replace the (Sun Cracking) Cracking. retaining rings. Also make sure the expansion external portions of an expansion joint. may not joint is not over elongated as this can tend to affect the proper performance of the expansion pull the joint flange away from the mating flange joint. 35 UNAFLEX® Rubber Expansion Joints and Flexible Connectors Toll Free: 1 (800) 327-1286 Email: sales@unaflex. of the expansion joint. indicates the expansion joint should be replaced. consideration should be Any inspections should verify that the installation given to maintaining a spare or replacing the unit at is correct—that there is no excessive misalignment a scheduled outage. If leakage or weeping is occurring from any surface Cracking where the fabric is exposed and torn. particularly at the split in the control rod units. Some terminology and technical data has been gathered as a suppliment from The Fluid Sealing Association Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division Technical Handbook 7th Edition. over-compression. Replacement Criteria If an expansion joint is in a critical service condition • Dimensions and is five or more years old. consult the in nature and do not require repair. If the service is not of a critical between the flanges. adjust the piping and order a new expansion joint to fit the existing installation. repair on. Check for over-elongation. Ply separation at the flange O. to fail. cracking is identified by (1) a flattening of the arch. the expansion joint should be replaced as soon as possible.D. manufacturer for additional recommendations. can sometimes be observed and is not a cause for replacement of the expansion joint. replace the joint immediately. If major blisters. angular or lateral movements. Inspection Procedure for Expansion Joints in Service The following is provided to assist in determining if an • Metal Reinforcement expansion joint should be replaced or repaired after If the metal reinforcement of an expansion joint is extended service. To avoid future problems. or crazing my not be expansion joint as soon as possible. and/or (3) cracks and then retighten bolts in stages by alternating at the base of the flange. turn off the system pressure. observe the expansion joint on a regular face dimension is correct. loosen all flange bolts (2) cracks at the base of the arch. lateral or angular misalignment. except where flanges meet. If leakage persists. basis and plan to replace after 10 years of service. These blisters or deformations are cosmetic resulting in leakage. around the flange. visible through the cover. . when on the replace as required. Make sure there are washers replacement expansion joints should be ordered with under the bolt heads. deformations and/or ply separations exist in the tube. If leakage occurs Such cracking is usually the result of excess between the mating flange and expansion joint extension. • Leakage site with rubber cement where cracks are minor. Remove the expansion joint and inspect both rubber flanges and pipe mating flange • Blisters-Deformation/Ply Separation faces for damage and surface condition. serious if only the outer cover is involved and the fabric is not exposed. and that the installed face-to- nature. tighten all bolts. If Applications vary and life can be as long as 30 years incorrect installation has caused the expansion joint in some cases. If necessary.com Information provided in this catalog is intended to help guide your selection. Such flange. Procedures • Rubber Deterioration • Cracking If the joint feels soft or gummy. the expansion joint should be replaced as soon as possible.

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