The pressure thrust imposed on the system piping anchors is nearly eliminated with the pressure balanced expansion joint design. Triad Bellows designs and manufactures both the 90 degree elbow style( shown) and the inline pressure balanced style. When space limitations prevent sturdy enough anchor designs this metal expansion joint comes to the rescue. Let our … Continue reading »

Typical causes for metal expansion joint failures

Typical Causes for Metal Expansion Joint Failures   The good news is that most metal bellows expansion joint failures are preventable when proper care is taken in the design, shipping, installation and testing of the joints. This article is meant to help prevent or identify the root causes of the most common piping expansion joint … Continue reading »

Metallic Exhaust Bellows VS Flex Hose…… What is the Difference?

Metal bellows VS exhaust flex hose …. What is the difference? This question gets asked over an over because of the price difference between the 2 products.  While in appearance at first glance they look alike but there are major differences. The purpose of this article is to educate you on the differences between single-ply … Continue reading »

EJMA 10th Edition, the latest revision, what has changed?

          The Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association (EJMA), The Authority on Metal Expansion Joints, has revised the standards in the latest 10th Edition EJMA Standards are recognized throughout the world as the authority on the proper selection and application of metallic bellows type expansion joints for safe and reliable piping and vessel installation. The Tenth … Continue reading »

Why Are Expansion Joints Necessary in Piping Systems?

Why Are Expansion Joints Necessary in Piping Systems? Within the manufacturing industry, piping is essentially as described; a system of pipes used to carry fluids, such as liquids and gases, from one location to another. Piping systems can be designed for extreme high temperatures or low temperature cryogenic service but what these two applications have … Continue reading »


SECRETS OF SELECTING THE RIGHT METAL BELLOWS EXPANSION JOINT Choose an expansion joint manufacturer that you trust and one that has your best interest in mind. Working with an experienced expansion joint designer can take the guesswork out of the selection process.  Deciding on the right bellows materials or expansion joint configuration can be overwhelming. As … Continue reading »

What is the Difference between “BUY AMERICAN” and “BUY AMERICA” for the Manufacturing of Metal Expansion Joints

There is a lot of confusion between “Buy America” and “Buy American Act” as they are not the same.   With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , commonly referred to as the Obama ‘Stimulus Plan’, there was a substantial increase of federal funds handed out  to federal, state and local governments.  There are … Continue reading »

Small Company Service…. Big company capabilities.

Small Company Service ….. Big Company Capabilities   Triad Bellows delivers!  In this fast pace world we live in everyone wants it now. As a medium sized Metal Bellows and Expansion joint manufacturer we have better pricing, can quote faster, design faster and most importantly deliver faster that our larger competitors. It’s like David vs Goliath … Continue reading »