Large-scale Rubber Bellows Manufacturing
Safetech is FlexEJ's sister company located in Spain. Safetech designs and manufactures rubber bellows in their own dedicated facility near Bilbao. This ability to hand build rubber expansion joints means we can offer lengths, diameters, movements, materials, restraints and rating to meet your precise requirements. Pressure balanced rubber expansion joints and PTFE lined rubber expansion joints are just two of the specialty products we design and manufacture.
Manufactured Rubber Bellow
What is a Safetech Full Face Rubber Bellows?
Designed with a rubber flange and backing ring...
Full range of rubber types, backing rings in stainless steel, carbon steel - hot dipped galvanised or coated.
Typically seawater, cooling water, drinking water.
Engineered to meet your exact specification in any rubber, flange drilling and length.
WRAS (EPDM Rubbers)
How to select a large rubber bellows
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Safetech Rubber Bellow Expansion Joints:
Safetech typically offers 1, 2, 3 or 4 convolutions in each diameter of expansion joint. All manufactured rubber bellows are available with a huge range of flange, material and restraint options:
Multiple arch engineered bellows
DN100 to DN3600+
MULTIPLE ARCH ENGINEERED RUBBER BELLOWS
Single, double, triple or quad arch
Each additional arch in the bellows provides additional movement capability. This allows very large axial, lateral or angular movements to be delivered by a single, compact expansion joint.
The length of the expansion joint can be adjusted to suit your piping layout or existing equipment meaning the full movement capacity of the bellows is available to you in all cases.
Pressure Balanced engineered bellows
DN100 to DN3000+
PRESSURE BALANCED ENGINEERED RUBBER BELLOWS
Eliminates Pressure Force
A pressure balanced rubber expansion joint uses two rubber bellows to provide the movement specified and a third, larger diameter rubber bellows to generate an equal pressure force. The larger diameter "balance" bellows is cross connected to the inlet and outlet flanges so it cancels out the pressure force of the smaller bellows. Net result no pressure force acting on your pipe, flanges or equipment.
Safetech can design and manufacture exactly what you need for your specific application so don't be constrained by catalogue dimensions or performance. We can offer reducing bellows to connect between different pipe sizes, extended lengths to eliminate additional pipe, simple spool type ends for banding, non circular...
Tie Rods, Lugs, Hinges, Collars
TIE RODS, LUGS, HINGES, COLLARS
Safetech's preferred design is to manufacture the flange backing ring in segments with integral tie rod lugs. This approach makes assembly more straight forward as each segment is lighter to handle. Having the tie rod lug integral with the backing flange reduces bending stresses and eliminates bolt on lugs altogether, again an installation advantage. Safetech can also supply one piece flanges if requested. If the joint is to be used to allow easy dismantling of line equipment we can also provide a dismantling collar on the bellows which allows the tie rods to compress the convolutions(s) to ease removal.
Linings and Liners
PTFE, Stainless Steel
LININGS AND LINERS
PTFE, STAINLESS STEEL
Safetech can provide a PTFE lining in any of its rubber bellows, the PTFE affording greater chemical resistance than the rubber. We also provide a variety of Stainless Steel "Top Hat" liners which keep the flow away from the rubber convolutions - flow straightening vanes are an option. A metal liner is a good addition for any dirty media with solid content or elevated temperatures.
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FLEXEJ Ltd was formed in 2002 by two professional engineers who brought together an already highly respected design capability with business and commercial skills gained in large multinational companies.
- Our focus has always been on application and design – helping our customers find the best value solution.
- We have a strong engineering and manufacturing team with experience in petrochemicals, refining, nuclear, desalination though to HVAC.
- The team is also very familiar with meeting complex requirements for documentation, in process NDT and test on projects. We have supplied many large end-users such as EDF, Exxon, Shell, Reliance & QatarGas working with major contractors such as JGC, Foster Wheeler & Technip.