ULTRASPHERE TWIN EXPANSION JOINT

OVERVIEW: The Ultrasphere is the the most widely applied rubber expansion joint available today, and the Ultrasphere Twin provides a bit more movement.

The floating metal flanges on these expansion joints freely rotate for easy installation, and it comes with tapped holes which eliminate the cost of nuts. Drilled holes are also available, as are metric and stainless flanges.

The Ultrasphere Twin with Cables is just like the Ultrasphere Twin with one big difference: no control units are required.  The cables that are supplied at the factory act as control units, which are normally installed in the field. The optional control units may be critical for your application, and must be carefully considered. 

Also available are Ultrasphere Twin Unions expansion joints, which are used for connecting pipes and equipment where threaded union ends are preferred. Large inventories of Ultraspheres are kept at the Flexicraft warehouses for quick delivery. Stocked in EPDM, neoprene, and nitrile.

FEATURES:

  • Floating flanges, with either standard threaded holes for easy installation, or drilled holes
  • Available in multiple rubber elastomers from stock
  • Available with optional control unit tie rods to prevent overextension
  • Moves in both axial and lateral offset directions, with additional movement than the Single design

APPLICATIONS:

  • Flexible pump and other equipment connectors
  • Thermal expansion and settlement for lower temperature, chemically compatible systems
TEMPERATURE: 250° F for EPDM, 225° F for Neoprene, 212° F for Nitrile (Note Pressure Derating)

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 2   225   16   7   2   1 1/8   1   3/4   10   160   6 
 2 1/2   225   16   7   2   1 1/8   1 3/4   30   13   310   10 
 3   225   16   7   2   1 3/8   1 3/4   30   14   320   11 
 4   225   16   9   2   1 3/8   1 1/2   30   15   450   20 
 5   225   16   9   2   1 3/8   1 1/2   30   24   360   32 
 6   225   16   9   2   1 3/8   1 1/2   30   33   760   43 
 8   225   16   13   2 3/8   1 3/8   1 3/8   30   48   1030   66 
 10   225   16   13   2 3/8   1 3/8   1 3/8   30   65   680   101 
 12   225   16   13   2 3/8   1 3/8   1 3/8   30   76   950   154