I was walking through our shop and came across another brand new product we designed to help our friends in the engineering and construction community solve another unique and challenging problem. The other day I went searching for our very busy shop manager to expedite an order and this double Vee flex hanging in our paint booth stopped me in my tracks.
This unique flex, one of 8 such assemblies, will be part of a natural gas line being installed at the new Texas Ranger Stadium. The stadium has a new 6″ diameter natural gas line crossing 8 building expansion joints requiring up to 4” all directional movement. One major complication is that all fittings used in gas lines, including flexes, require CSA certification, but they do not test anything larger than 4″ diameter. In order to maintain the flow of gas in the 6″ line, meet the code requirements, and provide 4” all directional movement where the pipe crossed the expansion joint, required some creative engineering. Our experienced design team, headed up by Sean Cunningham, developed a double 4” flex manifold welded to four 6″x4″ reducing elbows which in turn were welded to 6” diameter Tees. All the work was completed by our in house certified welders.
All assemblies are tested to 50% above operating pressures
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