View of hydrocarbon outlet line just below reactors shows three of a total of 67
Badger S-R Expansion Joints at Firestone's new Butadiene Plant at Orange,
Texas. Joints shown are equipped with guide bars and external covers.
Badger S-R Expansion ~oints handle rugged
11000 service at Firestone's new plant
The Houdry process used at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company's new Butadiene Plant calls for temperatures up to 1100°. Add
critical forces on anchors and connected equipment, wind loading,
and complex piping arrangements and you have real problems in
piping and expansion joint design.
Working together with Catalytic Construction Co. and Firestone,
Badger solved these problems with new Service-Rated (S-R) Expansion Joints. In all, sixty-seven joints have been installed, all of the
new Series 50 (low pressure) S-R design. Ranging in size from 30"
to 72", the joints are arranged singly or in systems of hinged and
tandem types to absorb and control pipe line movement (which,
due to the piping arrangement, is often axial and lateral - in two
different directions). Stainless steel bellows are used in all joints;
welding nipples are stainless or carbon steel depending on temperatures to be encountered.
Here is another example of a severe pipe expansion problem
Badger S-R Expansion Joints and engineering experience have
solved successfully. Find out more about the ways they can help you
- write today for illustrated brochure.
New corrugation and ring designs produce
better equalization, "all-curve" lIexing
Curvilinear Corrugations used in S-R Expansion Joints were developed by the
Badger Research Department. Under operating pressures (white line) the new design produces more uniform movement
per corrugation and natural "all-curve"
flexing. Stress is reduced ... Iife increased.
Series 50 corrugation
S·R Joints for higher pressures have tubular Reinforcing Rings. These new rings
make metal-to·metal contact only in the
"valley" of each corrugation allowing natural "all-curve" flexing (white line). Tubular
shape permits greater effective flexing
height which contributes to longer life.
Series 150 corrugation
and ring cross·section
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