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October 10, 2017

Westinghouse Tap Caps

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   Westinghouse Cross-Over Expansion Joint Alert Prevent Manage failure of the inner bellows ply It […]
July 19, 2017

Forced Outage Emergency Recovery Tip

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   Forced Outage Emergency Recovery Tip Desperate repair on GE crossovers that will make you […]
November 30, 2016

GE Condenser Emergency Repair

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   Recently a customer was having a significant leak in the hood bellows and needed […]
August 31, 2016

Bellows Damage Counseling

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   Damaged relationships Several years ago my wife put a dent in the side of […]
June 29, 2016

Water Hammer In Piping

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   This month – Water Hammer In Piping The big bang You shut off the […]
April 18, 2016

The Heartache of Thermal Shock

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   This month – The Heartache of Thermal Shock Why your stainless steel ducting system […]
November 3, 2015

Piping System Reliability

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   This month – Bellows; the “electrical fuse” of a piping system. How expansion joints […]
May 8, 2015

Thermal Growth of Rings and Cylinders

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   This month – Party Conversations about Steam Steam turbines, condensers, vacuum, and popcorn. Expanding […]
February 19, 2015

Party Conversations about Steam

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   This month – Party Conversations about Steam Steam turbines, condensers, vacuum, and popcorn. Steam […]
December 18, 2014

More metal bellows repair tips

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   This month – Protecting Piping From Anchor Failures – UPDATE Exciting new product – […]
December 18, 2014

How an In-Line Externally Pressurized Pressure-Balanced Works

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   This month – Protecting Piping From Anchor Failures Whoa, what’s up with all the […]
October 27, 2014

AEP-Box Fold Expansion Joints

*For original article with graphics click the PDF link attached below.   Oakridge Bellows recently fabricated box fold style expansion joints which shipped to the John […]