Rubber Expansion Joints

Rubber Expansion Joints

UIP Rubber Expansion Joints provide time-tested ways to accommodate pressure loads, relieve movement stresses, reduce noise, isolate vibration, compensate for misalignment after plants go on stream, and prolong the life of motive equipment.  Hand-crafted rubber expansion joints are available in single – and multi-arch designs and are custom-engineered to fit your application requirements.  Our rubber expansion joints are particularly beneficial due to their flexible nature, which makes them suitable for many functions, including the absorption of sound, thermal energy and shock. They are specifically designed to reduce the need for maintenance, repair and manual assistance.

Available options include PTFE-lined, eccentric reducing, concentric reducing, filled arch, lightweight and off-set configurations.  They can be designed to operate up to 200 psi and withstand temperatures up to 500º F.  Sizes available from 1/2″ to 144″.

Benefits of Rubber Expansion Joints

  • Economy of minimal face-to-face dimensions
  • Lightweight construction requires no special handling equipment
  • Insulates against the transfer of noise and vibration
  • Compensates for misalignment
  • No electrolysis
  • Greater recovery from movement
  • Ease of Installation
  • Small space requirements
  • Low movement forces required
  • Reduced fatigue factor
  • Reduced heat loss
  • Corrosion and erosion resistant
  • No gaskets required