Rubber vs. Metal Expansion Joints

An expansion joint can relieve stress in piping systems and prevent flange gaskets from being crushed.  But which expansion joint is best for your specific application?  Let us first describe the two types of expansion joints: Rubber — a flexible connector fabricated of natural and/or synthetic elastomers and fabric and, if necessary, internal metallic reinforcements … Continue reading Rubber vs. Metal Expansion Joints

Expansion Joint Failure Analysis

Gallagher Fluid Seals recently added the Rubber Expansion Joint Surveys & Failure Analysis white paper to our Resources page. This white paper discusses the importance of inspecting your plant’s expansion joints.  Proper design and maintenance of rubber expansion joints plays a major role in the overall preservation and lifespan of a piping system. It will also discuss failure analysis … Continue reading Expansion Joint Failure Analysis

NEW Expansion Joint Material – ABRA-SHIELD™

Garlock is excited to announce the launch of ABRA-SHIELD™, a new expansion joint material designed for abrasion resistance and sustainability in demanding high temperature operating conditions. As the newest addition to Garlock’s family of abrasion resistant expansion joint materials, ABRA-SHIELD™ will join ABRA-LINE® and Natural Rubber to provide a variety of liners that cater to increased … Continue reading NEW Expansion Joint Material – ABRA-SHIELD™

How Important are Expansion Joint Surveys?

Gallagher Fluid Seals recently added the Rubber Expansion Joint Surveys & Failure Analysis white paper to our Resources page. This white paper discusses the importance of inspecting your plant’s expansion joints.  Proper design and maintenance of rubber expansion joints plays a major role in the overall preservation and lifespan of a piping system. It will also discuss failure analysis … Continue reading How Important are Expansion Joint Surveys?

NEW! Expansion Joint Surveys & Failure Analysis White Paper

Gallagher Fluid Seals recently added the Rubber Expansion Joint Surveys & Failure Analysis white paper to our Resources page. This white paper discusses the importance of inspecting your plant’s expansion joints.  Proper design and maintenance of rubber expansion joints plays a major role in the overall preservation and lifespan of a piping system. It will … Continue reading NEW! Expansion Joint Surveys & Failure Analysis White Paper

When to Use Flue Duct Expansion Joints

In July, Gallagher released its Expansion Joint Design Guide, now available for download on our site.  This design guide takes an in-depth look at elastomeric, metal, and flue duct expansion joints.  The excerpt below is a section of our Expansion Joint Design Guide focusing on types of flue duct expansion joints.  To download the entire … Continue reading When to Use Flue Duct Expansion Joints

Elastomeric Expansion Joint Installation

Gallagher recently released its Expansion Joint Design Guide, now available for download on our site.  This design guide takes an in-depth look at elastomeric, metal, and flue duct expansion joints.  The excerpt below is a section of our Expansion Joint Design Guide focusing on types of elastomeric joint installation, pipe layouts, and joint troubleshooting.  To … Continue reading Elastomeric Expansion Joint Installation

Elastomeric Expansion Joint Types & Movement

Gallagher recently released its Expansion Joint Design Guide, now available for download on our site.  This design guide takes an in-depth look at elastomeric, metal, and flue duct expansion joints.  The excerpt below is a section of our Expansion Joint Design Guide focusing on types of elastomeric joints and types of pipe movement.  To download … Continue reading Elastomeric Expansion Joint Types & Movement

Elastomeric Expansion Joint Components

From the outside, an elastomeric expansion joint looks to simply be made out of molded rubber.  Part of the reason expansion joints are used in such a wide variety of applications is that the interior construction of a joint can be custom-designed to handle your specific application – materials of construction will depend on size, … Continue reading Elastomeric Expansion Joint Components

Improper Gasketed Joints Can Be Deadly

Gallagher Fluid Seals is the trusted supplier of MRO sealing materials – including gasketing, packing, expansion joints, etc. – to all kinds of plants and manufacturers throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic.  At Gallagher, we take the time to specify the right gasket for every application, and we do our best to keep our customers well-informed … Continue reading Improper Gasketed Joints Can Be Deadly