Bellows Pump Connectors

All bellows differ from stainless steel hose in the corrugation configurations. Bellows are deeper and wider and they are made from a heavier material to handle the pressure without the braid. A very common location of our 2 ply bellows is at the pumps.

The face to face dimension is equal to the length of most Single Sphere Rubber Molded Expansion Joints. This product should be used when a combination of short length with greater movement capabilities along with the other benefits of stainless steel (high temperature and pressure) are required.

If the equipment is solidly mounted and there is an an anchor somewhere in the line on the side of the bellows, they will accept 25mm of compression and 9mm of elongation. Transverse movement varies between 3mm and 9mm, depending on diameter.

In no anchors are provided the joint will always remain in the full open position against the rubber isolated control rods and only serve to reduce transverse misalignment.

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Braided Annular Flexible Hose

Mason UK can provide a range of stainless steel braided annular flexible hose. These flexible pipe connectors are suitable for use with corrosive fluids, gases or temperatures and pressures outside of the rubber range.

Vee Assemblies

Many buildings are separated by expansion joints through the walls and floors. During an earthquake the two adjacent parts resonate with relatve motion of as much as +/- 100mm in shear as well as toward and away from one another.

Expansion Compensators

Expansion Compensators are essentially a bellows that is protected by and guided within a pipe housing, and designed to give improved stability.

Expansion Joints

Many expansion joints are custom manufactured to diameters as large as 8 feet (2.4m). We can build to your specific product description or complete our own recommendations based on your movement and pressure requirements. 

Housed Expansion Joints

Expansion Compensators and Housed Expansion Joints are essentially a bellows that is protected by and guided within a pipe housing.

Stainless Steel Flexible Pipe Connectors

Stainless steel connectors are used where movement is required between two pipes or pieces of equipment. They are mainly required when pipes have to bridge building expansion joints or to allow for movement of mechanical equipment.