Power Plant Steam Extraction Expansion Joints

Power Plant Steam Extraction Expansion Joints

The expansion joints down in the LP turbine are rarely inspected due to limited access to the covered metal bellows. Inspection and replacement recommendations are discussed.

This is a video that is of interest to maintenance, steam and turbine engineers, and inspectors.

Steam Extraction Expansion Joints

The expansion joints down in the LP turbine are rarely inspected due to limited access to the covered metal bellows. Inspection and replacement recommendations are discussed.

This is a video that is of interest to maintenance, steam and turbine engineers, and inspectors.

Related keyterms:

2-ply testable bellows
Steam turbine cross over expansion joint
Westinghouse steam turbine
GE steam turbine
Steam turbine bellows

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Greg Perkins
Greg Perkins
President & General Manager

Greg Perkins has 25 years experience in the expansion joint industry. In his previous employment with Senior Flexonics Pathway, Greg Perkins held the position of CEO and General Manager for 11 years. Prior positions include project engineer, director of engineering, and business unit manager.

In addition Greg, a degreed engineer, served on both the EJMA (expansion joint manufacturers association) technical and management committee tasked with developing/updating bellows and expansion joint performance criteria. Proficient in ASME design codes. Patents include high temperature piping restraint structures for expansion joint applications.

Got questions? Need answers? Call Greg today (830) 626-7773 or send him an email [email protected]!