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Exhaust Flex Joint Replacement: A Step-By-Step Guide

By |October 15th, 2018|

So you've determined that you've got a flex pipe exhaust leak, and the flex pipe needs to be replaced. Now what? If you've got the tools and a DIY spirit, you should be able to manage an exhaust flex joint replacement yourself. You'll need welding equipment and a good handle on your car's systems, but replacing this part on your car shouldn't be too difficult. Here's a step-by-step guide on [...]

How Do They Do It? The Making of Metal Bellows

By |October 11th, 2018|

Making metal bellows can be an incredibly interesting process. There are many steps for metal bellows manufacturing that must be followed properly in order to ensure fully-functional metal bellows that will last at full capacity for the full extent of their lifetime. Read on to learn the basic steps for making metal bellows for your manufacturing processes.   Designing custom bellows: Custom bellows design focuses on twelve important factors: stress [...]

What Does Your Exhaust System Do and How to Check For Leaks

By |September 13th, 2018|

Your vehicle's exhaust system serves a relatively simple purpose. The primary goal of your vehicle's exhaust system is to direct the gasses coming from the combustion chamber to a safe place. It stops the gasses from coming into your cab and causing you serious harm. What the exhaust system does Because the exhaust system pushes the gasses away from you and your windows, it's usually somewhere under the rear bumper. [...]

Exhaust Bellows Vs Flex Hose: Single-Ply Versus Multi-Ply

By |September 10th, 2018|

Exhaust bellows typically come in either single-ply (single expansion joints) or multi-ply bellows. They are used to isolate engine vibration and absorb thermal expansion in the piping at the same time. While these products seem similar, they are actually quite different. Here is a basic breakdown of exhaust bellows vs flex hose and breaking down exhaust bellows into single-ply and multi-ply bellows. Multi-Ply Construction Multi-ply bellows, with their tall [...]

Metal Versus Rubber Expansion Joints and What They Are Used For

By |August 31st, 2018|

An expansion joint can help relieve stress in piping systems. It also prevents flange gaskets from being crushed. These expansion joints can be made of metal or rubber. Which one is better? Rubber expansion joings Rubber expansion joints are flexible connectors made of either natural or synthetic elastomers and fabric. If necessary, internal metallic reinforcements are used to provide stress relief in the piping systems due to thermal movements and [...]

4 Signs Your Exhaust Flex Pipe Is Leaking or Breaking Down

By |August 29th, 2018|

A flex pipe is a kind of metal bellows. It's a flexible piece of pipe that creates some flexibility within the exhaust system. It basically acts as an exhaust pipe connector. They are typically made out of forged or stainless steel. Forged steel 150# flanges are rated for pressures up to 285 psi at 100 degrees Fahrenheit, according to ASME B-16.5 flange specifications. The allowable pressure is reduced to 65 [...]

A Basic Glossary of Important Terms for Bellows

By |July 25th, 2018|

Bellows are used for many industrial applications like power generation, marine life, oil and gas, and more. They are incredibly flexible, yet can withstand high pressures and temperatures. Whether you need metal bellows, stainless steel bellows, standard bellows, or even custom bellows, these tools are extremely versatile. Here are some important terms you need to know about them. Abrasion: The external damage caused by its being rubbed on a foreign [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Bellows and Boats

By |July 19th, 2018|

Metal bellows and expansion joints have many applications for the exhaust industry specifically, especially when it comes to ships and marine environments. What can bellows be made of? What can bellows be made of? Well, metal bellows specifically can be made of a variety of metal alloys, including brass, bronze, nickel, Monel, beryllium copper, and stainless steel. When it comes to marine environments, stainless steel is usually the best [...]