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James Walker Townson has published an engineering guide to rubber expansion joints.

The 68-page guide gives maintenance staff and design engineers the information they need to select and install the correct Comflex rubber expansion joint for their plant and equipment.

The guide provides details of 22 rubber expansion joint designs.

Cores and covers are supplied in a range of elastomers – with a selection of high-strength reinforcing materials – to suit applications from food processing and potable water to fuel oils and aggressive chemicals.

Working temperatures range from -40C to +200C in rubber or -50C to +230C in PTFE.

Pressure ratings go up to 8MPa.

Of particular value to plant engineers will be the sections covering the planning, installation and maintenance of rubber expansion joints.

Other free guides offered by James Walker Townson include the Comflex Metallic Expansion Joint Engineering Guide and a white paper called Problems and Solutions with Expansion Joints in Gas Turbine Exhaust Systems.

James Walker and Co

James Walker is a dynamic global manufacturing organisation that supplies a vast range of high performance fluid sealing products and associated knowledge-based services to virtually every sector of industry. Our activities range from research and development, product application, manufacture and supply, to plant monitoring, on-site maintenance and seal refurbishment. An intimate knowledge of the industrial plant and processes used by our customers worldwide enables us to solve their fluid sealing problems with best value systems designed to minimise total cost of ownership.

State-of-the-art skills in materials technology, particularly relating to elastomers, polymers, composites and engineering plastics, are central to our success — in addition to the core disciplines of high performance sealing technology and tribology. Extensive expertise in the precision machining of exotic alloys for metallic seals, and tension control fasteners for bolted joints, positions us firmly at the forefront of these technologies. We therefore claim that our products and expertise help to keep industry worldwide running safely and efficiently year-in and year-out.

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