Gimbal Expansion Joint

Gimbal expansion joints can absorb angular movements in multiple planes.  The benefit of having a gimbal expansion joint is that it absorbs pressure thrust as well as torsional twist.  This type of expansion joint consists of 4 hinge restraints that are welded to a flange with one common gimbal pin in the middle.  These type of expansion joints are often used in a pair to absorb moments in multiple planes.

Types of Gimbal Expansion Joint:

  • Gimbal expansion joint with flanges:


  • Gimbal expansion joint with pipe ends:




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