FlexCom Fabric Expansion Joints

Designed in a wide range of shapes and sizes, custom fabric expansion joints from FlexCom mitigate movement and vibration damage in a diverse range industrial installations. Custom fabric expansion joints from FlexCom are created to your specifications to help ensure optimal uptime, efficiency and durability in the application while reducing maintenance and costs. Custom fabric expansion joints from FlexCom are a key component in keeping industrial installations running optimally.

Composite Fabric Expansion Joints

FlexCom industrial fabric expansion joints create a flexible, highly durable seal between large scale industrial components to minimize seal leakage and expensive damage to ductwork and other connected components.

FlexCom composite fabric expansion joints with a rugged steel frame tolerate heat stresses and pressure loads and allow for movement compensation. Learn more about FlexCom’s composite fabric expansion joints.

FlexCom flexible fabric expansion joints are suitable for applications needing low pressure and moderate heat tolerance, minimal movement compensation and particulate resistance. They are highly effective as fan isolation joints. Learn more about FlexCom’s flexible fabric expansion joints.

Composite Fabric Expansion Joints Withstand Harsh Environments

FlexCom’s composite fabric expansion joints, also known as flat-belt expansion joints, are found in a variety of industrial settings such as cement kilns, power plants, boilers and pollution/waste management systems. They tolerate heat stresses up to 2200°F, pressure loads up to 10 psi and provide effective movement compensation. 

FlexCom industrial composite fabric expansion joints are mounted to durable steel frames and are available in any configuration, including round and rectangular.

U-Belts™ By FlexCom: Cost-Efficient, Highly Customizable Flexible Connectors

Fabric Expansion Joint - Fan

Lightweight and Easy to Install, U-Belt™ Custom Fabric Expansion Joints Fit a Wide Range of Applications

FlexCom created U-Belt™ fabric expansion joints to be cost-efficient and highly customizable. Whether for new construction or for refurbishing and repairs, FlexCom creates the all-fabric, lightweight flexible connectors in any size and shape. With great cost-efficiency due to their light weight and ease of installation, U-Belt™ flexible connectors protect ductwork from the misalignment otherwise caused by heat and vibration for greater operational efficiency.

Fabric Expansion Joint
ChemShield U-Belt Expansion Joint
FlexLam U-Belt Expansion Joint
Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint

Highly Customizable: Flexcom creates U-Belt™ custom fabric expansion joints in any size or shape so that the flexible connectors are an ideal fit equally for new construction or for refurbishment and repairs.

Lightweight and Easy to Install: The lightweight, all fabric design makes U-Belt™ flexible connectors easy to install, especially for repairs and other situations when the other infrastructure is already locked in place.

Cost-efficient: FlexCom created U-Belt™ custom fabric expansion joints  to be lightweight and easy to install, making them the most cost-efficient flexible connectors. Time, labor, and machinery costs related to installation and maintenance are reduced.

Heat- and pressure-resistant: U-Belt™ custom fabric expansion joints tolerate heat stresses up to 1000°F and pressure loads up to 5 psi to prevent against heat and movement damage. The result is durability, up-time, and cost-effectiveness for the connected parts and the U-Belt™ itself.

Chemduit™ Fabric Expansion Joints Address Axial Movement

Chemduit Fabric Expansion Joint

Chemduit™, a highly flexible fabric expansion joint, provides a reliable solution for applications requiring large axial movement. Chemduit has superior chemical and abrasion resistance, thermal stability and mechanical strength, and is especially suited for high temperatures.

An embedded stainless steel spring coil is positioned between an interior and exterior layer of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) forming a corrosion barrier. The layers are sealed with a heavy-duty laminate. The stainless steel spring coil allows the expansion joint to retain its shape under stress. 

Fabric Expansion Joint Design

Fabric Expansion Joints Made of Rugged ChemShield®, FlexLam®

The fabric components of FlexCom’s fabric expansion joints are made of highly durable and versatile thermoplastic composite fabrics that have exceptional resistance to high temperature, chemical attack and particulate abrasion.

ChemShield®. ChemShield is a composite material consisting of a layer of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) thermoplastic film laminated to a PTFE-coated fiberglass cloth, providing excellent temperature and pressure tolerances. ChemShield’s surface is inert to nearly all chemicals and solvents with the exception of molten alkali and gaseous fluorine and is highly resistant to moisture. Due to the extremely low friction coefficient of PTFE, ChemShield is exceptionally resistant to abrasions caused by particulate solids suspended in the gas stream. Chemshield also provides excellent resistance to ultraviolet radiation, oxidation and other forms of atmospheric aging.

FlexLam®. FlexLam is a multi-ply fabric created by laminating one or more layers of ChemShield onto a thick, woven fiberglass cloth. FlexLam has superior tensile strength, temperature resistance up to 1000°F and overall durability. The outer layer of ChemShield provides a flexible gas barrier while the inner, nonwoven fiberglass mat provides additional temperature protection. 

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Looking For Metal Bellows Expansion Joints?

Large Metal Bellows Expansion Joint

FlexCom’s custom metal bellows are made from high quality alloys and handle pressure up to 300 psi, temperature loads up to 2500°F and the transfer of liquids through joints and surrounding piping. FlexCom designs and builds each metal bellows to your specifications to ensure these highly sensitive components can reliably negotiate a wide range of challenging load requirements.