Universal lateral type expansion joints

Metal expansion joints
Universal lateral type expansion joints


Construction: A lateral or universal joint is a metal expansion joint which allows movement laterally about the centre line and, if no pressure thrust restraints are included, axially. It can be any diameter and fitted with a range of end fittings.

Selection Criteria: A universal joint is typically used perpendicular to a long run of pipe which has a large axial movement – the lateral can absorb large movements much more easily than multiple in-line axial joints.

Main applications: Lines with high thermal growth where large movements result.

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