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Difference Between Stainless Steel Metal Hose And Metal Corrugated Compensator

Jun. 15, 2019

Flexible Metal Conduit is used for links between industrial equipment pipelines, while corrugated compensators are made of metal and are similar in shape to water ripples. The name can also be called expansion joints. The materials of the two are basically the same as 304 stainless steel or 316 stainless steel. The metal corrugated compensator recommends 304 stainless steel within 300 degrees, and 316 material within 400 °C. The difference between them is more, the following Kitchen Accessories Supplier will analyze the differences between stainless steel metal hoses and metal corrugated compensators in several ways.

First, the difference in appearance. The stainless steel metal hose is made of stainless steel corrugated pipe or steel belt woven outer net. It has good flexibility and is equipped with joints in two sections. It can cope with small thermal expansion and pipe vibration. It is more than ordinary hose. The life and stability are greatly improved. If the customer requirements are higher, the multi-layer woven mesh can be added; the metal corrugated compensator has a large weight, which is suitable for compensating for the displacement of large pipes, and the riffening during thermal expansion and contraction caused by high temperature or low temperature. The deformation of the pipe compensates the displacement to ensure the normal operation of the pipe, and the length is generally shorter than that of the stainless steel metal hose.

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Second, the connection difference. Flexible Stainless Steel Conduit is connected by joints, with flanged joints, clamp joints and threaded joints. There are many types and can be welded any joint, so the connection form is rich. The metal compensator is limited to two applications (flange connection and Take over the connection)

Third, the production of stainless steel metal hoses is relatively simple, and the production and cutting can be carried out mainly according to the length requirement. Corrugated compensator production is more complicated. It is necessary to determine the bellows wall thickness according to the required compensation amount and withstand pressure before production.

Flexible Metal Conduit Fitting and metal compensator are used in various gas and infusion pipelines, such as aerospace, petrochemical, mining electronics, mechanical shipbuilding, medical and health, textile electronics, energy construction, etc. Can help everyone better distinguish between these two products.