Accessibility of installation location
When planning new facilities, the accessibility of the installation location should be taken into account with regard to the installation of the expansion joint, especially if welded flow liners or duct lining require that expansion joints be delivered with an installation seam, and this seam can only be closed on site.
If the expansion joints are installed in the open, we recommend using protective coverings against external influences such as rain, snow, ozone or UV radiation. These are also contact protection as well as avoid external mechanical damage. Protective covers prevent the expansion joint from convecting freely in the event of high ambient temperatures combined with high media temperatures. In this case, special materials for the sealer and external layers, as well as forced air circulation or radiation protection shields, protect the expansion joint from overheating.