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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