||Flexible Connectors are used in
DUCT SYSTEMS to reduce
Vibration Transmission and Shock, and Accommodate Thermal movements at
minimum stress to the ductwork.
Since pressure requirements in ducts are very low as compared to
piping systems, they are manufactured in lighter constructions more
responsive to the reduced stiffness of sheet metal ducting. Design are
always airtight to preclude particle intake of leakage.
These products come in many configurations as no standard design can
meet the the varied shape service and connection requirements.
They can be round square, rectangular, round on one end and square on the
other and even "T" and "L" shaped.
|Concentric and eccentric reducers are common and all
designs can be offset to compensate to compensate for older misaligned
heavy ducting systems.
The common characteristics are flexibility and long life. Motion requirements are met with single or multip0le arches and by
varying the face-to-face length.
or Multiple Arch Round Duct Connector
Sometime they are all rubber with no reinforcement, but the most
common construction is a Natural Rubber of synthetic liner, plies of
rubber cover. When pressure of vacuum conditions are ext5reme, wire or
steel ring reinforcement is used as well.
Duct joints can be slip-ons retained By lightweight or heavy bandling.
Most them are flanged, and we work to your requirements. We can
supply the steel backup frames or individual pieces in carbon steel, any
of the stainless steels aluminum or monel as required. Carbon
steel is normally painted, but can be dry galvanized, electro - plated
or hot-dipped galvanized.
||Polymers are Natural Rubber, SBR, EPDM, Neoprene,
Butyl, Hypalon, Nitrile and Viton. Reinforcement may be square
woven fabric, but more commonly Nylon, Polyester or Kevlar tire cord.
When temperatures are very high or the gases contain particle
connectrations that tend to build up, carbon or stainless steel through
the duct connector and enter the adjacent ducting system to minimize
damage and increase the service life of the duct connector.