Gimbal Metal Expansion Joint
The main mission of the Gimbal metal expansion joint (simple metal expansion joint for two-axis angular movements SSC and SFC) is to absorb angular expansion movements with rotation on two axes both thermal and mechanical origin.
Gimbal metal expansion joint (simple metal expansion joint for two-axis angular movements) is composed of a single bellow of several waves in the form of “U”. These waves are made by one or more metal sheets longitudinally welded and shaped hydraulically or mechanically.
Due to its configuration, the designer must bear in mind that these models DO NOT transmit pressure stresses to the fixed points and guides of the piping system.
SACOME Gimbal Metal Expansion Joints
SSC METAL EXPANSION JOINT
Metal expansion joint for angular movements in two planes. Welding ends.
SFC METAL EXPANSION JOINT
Metal expansion joint for angular movements in two planes. Fixed flanges.
Gimbal Metal Expansion Joint technical data sheet
Other available sizes under request.
Other materials: Inconel 600, Inconel 625, Incoloy 800, Incoloy 800H, Hastelloy C-276.
The flanges will be supplied according to the requirements of each project.
The ends to be welded can be adjusted to the customer’s needs.
Inner or outer sleeve
Gimbal Expansion Joint Applications
To absorb rotations in any plane by means of Gimbal metal expansion joints, we can use two compensators to absorb lateral movement.