EagleBurgmann Australasia is collaborating with leading turbine manufacturers to address expansion joint challenges unique to their engines.
EagleBurgmann recognises the need for expansion joint replacements to meet the high temperatures, high gas velocity and varying pressure conditions existing in the gas turbine exhaust environment.
The EagleBurgmann research and development team in Vejen began work in 1995 on a fabric expansion joint replacement solution for turbine end users. Following extensive analysis, engineering and testing, which included vibration, temperature and high cycle fatigue testing, turbine owners worldwide can benefit from longer lasting expansion joints.
KE fabric expansion joints with round or rectangular frames are installed to compensate for movements, vibrations and misalignments, often due to exhaust gas and low pressure in ducting systems.
Gas turbine expansion joints are built using a combination of high performance PTFE/woven fibreglass fabrics and steel (stainless or carbon) frames. The new line of EagleBurgmann expansion joints integrates high quality insulation, proven frame design and highly durable materials to withstand thermal shock and compensate for both movement and intense sustained heat.
EagleBurgmann’s fabric expansion joints are uniquely engineered to compensate for the extreme conditions present within gas turbine systems where the connecting duct is exposed to a combination of thermal stress, turbulence and considerable vibration.
In addition to full frame drop-in units, a turnkey fabric belt replacement for existing steel frames provides customers with significant cost savings. Turnkey fabric replacements have been provided to Mitsubishi, Alstom, GE/Nuovo Pignone, John Brown, Solar, Mars and Siemens turbine owners with quick turnaround and the assurance of long term reliability.