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 in common is that both will expand and contract with the increase or decrease in [...]

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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 a number of requirements imposed upon contractors and their suppliers regarding the origin of materials [...]

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