A rubber joint is a flexible non-metallic connector that absorbs movement and vibration. It is used in piping systems, sewage treatment, and industrial processes. It provides a better fit for a pipe and provides resistance to abrasion, erosion, and corrosion. It is available in different designs, materials, and specifications.
A rubber joint is usually made of natural or synthetic rubber. They are reinforced by multiple plies of woven fabric, metal rings, or wire embedded in the rubber. It is a versatile and reliable device that can be customized for many applications. In addition to its main function, a rubber joint can also help to minimize the transmission of noise from operating equipment. The rubber is able to absorb large deformations and recover quickly. This helps to prolong the life of the motive equipment. It can also be used for repairs to damaged seals. It also has the ability to prevent electrolysis between dissimilar metals.
The rubber joint’s main function is to absorb compression and lateral and axial movements. It can help to relieve stress in piping systems and reduce mechanical noise. They can be used in a number of industries, including sewage treatment, industrial processes, and wastewater disposal. They are a cost-effective solution and are easy to maintain.
A rubber joint has other features, such as a lining tube that extends through the flange and prevents fluids from penetrating the carcass. It is designed for flowing media, such as steam, water, oil, and gas. The lining tube is also leak-proof. The cover is made of natural or synthetic rubber and can be manufactured to resist chemicals, oils, and sunlight. It can even be shaped to protect against acid fumes.
In addition to the inner tube, a rubber joint can also have a fabric reinforcement, which is a flexible member that supports the expansion joint for pressure and movement. It can be made of natural or synthetic rubber, and can be manufactured to various sizes. It has a leak-proof lining that rubber joint stretches to the outside edges of the flanges. It is normally used in conjunction with a vacuum ring for full-vacuum service.
In addition to its function as a protective lining, a tube is also useful for preventing materials from penetrating the carcass. These can be made of natural or synthetic rubber, or can be made to accommodate abrasive materials. Ideally, the tube is constructed in such a way that it can withstand the forces of pressurization and vacuum.
Another advantage of a rubber joint is its ability to accommodate misalignment in the piping system. These can be caused by equipment and system movement, or due to thermal growth and pressure pulsation. When installed correctly, the joint can help to mitigate this stress. It is important to note that an incorrect installation may lead to a failure. It is important to check the face-to-face dimension of the joint and to verify that the flanges are aligned properly. If the flanges are not aligned, the joint could be prone to a leak.