Expansion Joints Publications

Expansion Joints – Ducting Publications

Expansion Joints – Piping Publications

Expansion Joints – Ducting:

Ducting Systems Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Technical Handbook, 4th Edition Ducting Systems Non-Metallic Expansion Joint Technical HandbookThis book created to give both the designed and the user of flue gas ducting systems a better understanding of non-metallic expansion joints and a means of evaluating the various products on the market. The handbook describes in detail the applications and capabilities of non-metallic joints; provides information on standardized expansion joints and outlines the basic engineering concepts that are involved. It provides information on materials used plus many other sections organized to help in the design and specifying on non-metallic expansion joints. This handbook provides the basis for working intelligently with manufacturers to solve problems and to select the proper products for given applications.
©2010, 45 Pages.

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Fabric Expansion Joints – Installation Guide, rev 2 Fabric Expansion Joints - Installation Guide, rev 2This publication is sponsored by the members of the Expansion Joint Division of the European Sealing Association in cooperation with the German RAL Quality Assurance Association and the Fluid Sealing Association. It provides best practices for the final installation of non-metallic ducting expansion joint components. FSA documents that provide further details on installation and storage are cited.
©2007, 8 Pages.

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Expansion Joints – Piping:

Non-Metallic Piping Expansion Joint Installation Procedures Non-Metallic Piping Expansion Joint Installation ProceduresThis document provides guidance to maintenance operators and engineers to ensure that the installation of an expansion joint meets or exceeds system requirements. As a primer, it is intended to complement other plant-approved installation procedures.
©2015, 4 Pages.

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Expansion Joints – Piping Technical Handbook, 8.0 Edition Expansion Joints - Piping Technical Handbook, 8.0 Edition
This eighth edition of the handbook provides updated compilations of construction standards and guides for specifying and purchasing non-metallic expansion joints and flexible pipe connectors. It is based on the latest experience in research, design and application of rubber (elastomer) expansion joints by engineers associated with the Expansion Joint – Piping Division member companies of the FSA. 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. This handbook is not intended to serve as a guide for design of piping systems. It historically has been widely used in customer inquiries as a reference for expansion joint design and performance standards. ©2016, 52 pages.

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Sealing Sense Articles — Expansion Joints

Sealing Sense Articles –
Expansion Joints – Ducting

Sealing Sense Articles –
Expansion Joints – Piping

Expansion Joints – Ducting:

August 2005 – How do non-metallic (Fabric) and metallic expansion joints compare in flue duct applications?

Expansion Joints – Piping:

January 2021 – Hydrostatic Testing for Rubber Expansion Joints

September 2020 – What to Know to Select the Style of Rubber Expansion Joints You Need

May 2020 – Assessing Alternative Pump Piping Solutions

January 2020 – How Not to use a Rubber Expansion Joint

July 2019 – Custom Rubber Expansion Joints

April 2019 – Temperature & Pressure Considerations for Nonmetallic Piping Expansion Joints

December 2018 – A User’s Guide to Expansion Joint Control Units

May 2018 – Isolation of Noise & Vibration in HVAC & Plumbing Piping Systems

February 2017 – FSA Publishes 8th Edition of the Piping Expansion Joints Handbook

January 2017 – Back to Basics: Expansion Joints

April 2016 – Manage Rubber Expansion Joints in Piping Systems to Maximize Reliability & Efficiency

November 2015 – Insulating Over Rubber Expansion Joints: A Good or Bad Idea?

July 2015 – What You Need to Know about FSA’s 5 New Styles of Rubber Expansion Joints

April 2015 – Rubber Expansion Joints Provide Piping Flexibility

November 2014 – Install Smarter to Extend Expansion Joint Life

August 2014 – Expansion Joint Selection Optimizes Piping Systems

March 2012 – What should be considered for the selection of expansion joints for pumps?

May 2011 – What are the most important considerations before and after ordering a nonmetallic expansion joint?

December 2010 – If stress analysis can ensure that piping loads are within ASME limits, why are rubber expansion joints needed?

March 2010 – What are the basics of applying expansion joints?

September 2009 – How do expansion joints improve performance of mechanical seals?

February 2008 – How to troubleshoot expansion joint failures.

December 2006 – How can I apply expansion joints to plastic and fiberglass reinforced piping?

September 2006 – Would a Rubber or Metal Expansion Joint better suit my application?

February 2006 – How can an expansion joint prevent system leaks?

May 2005 – How important are flange design and pipe alignment for optimum installation and performance of rubber expansion joints?