In this blog, Adam Fox, director of vibration control specialist Mason UK, explains how getting the engineering right can limit the risk of failure of flexible pipe connectors.
Flexible pipe connectors are normally used to allow movement, due to connection to moving equipment, or to allow for thermal expansion. This reduces pipe stress and allows for movement but an often-overlooked benefit is that if correctly designed they can reduce the risk of noise and future failure of pipes through vibration. In addition, if a joint or connector were to fail or burst, the cost in damages could be astronomical.
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