The Piping Expansion Joint Division of the FSA recently completed revisions for the 8th edition of the Piping Handbook, now called the Piping Expansion Joints Technical Handbook. The revised handbook includes a contemporary format with new three-dimensional graphics. The technical content has been expanded and revised to reflect a wider variety of expansion joints and to make the handbook more relevant to the user.
The handbook provides up-to-date compilations of construction standards and guides for specifying and purchasing non-metallic expansion joints and flexible pipe connectors. It is based on the latest information concerning research, design and application of rubber (elastomer) expansion joints by engineers associated with the FSA’s Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Division member companies.
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The FSA has just released a complete update of their Expansion Joints – Piping Technical Handbook. Edition 8.0 is based on the latest experience in research, design, and application of piping expansion joints by engineers associated with the Expansion Joint – Piping Division member companies in the FSA.
This publication is available for free download at: http://www.fluidsealing.com/expansion-joints/expansion-joints-publications/
The Expansion Joints – Piping Technical Handbook, edition 8.0, includes:
- updated renderings of expansion joints and expansion joint layouts.
- a new section on specialized expansion joints, such as hinged rubber expansion joints, gimbaled rubber joints and pressure balanced expansion joints.
- a comprehensive list of definitions as they are viewed within the industry.
- an expansion joint specification sheet for end users to gather information for customer inquiries to FSA member companies.
The publication is intended to be a reference source of information and data for engineers who design and install piping systems. It provides guidance on design and selection of material and proper installation.
“The collaboration on the revised handbook was fantastic. All Expansion Joint – Piping Division members put a lot of effort into the redesign of this handbook,” said Rob Coffee, FSA Vice President. “Special recognition goes to Mr. Gary Eiseman of Dinatecnica for taking the lead on organization of the project.”