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Title: Rolling-cuff flexible bellows

Abstract

A flexible connector apparatus used to join two stiff non-deformable members, such as piping, is described. The apparatus is provided with one or more flexible sections or assemblies each utilizing a bellows of a rolling cuff type connected between two ridge members, with the bellows being supported by a back-up ring, such that only the curved end sections of the bellows are unsupported. Thus, the bellows can be considered as being of a tube-shaped configuration and thus have high pressure resistance. The components of the flexible apparatus are sealed or welded one to another such that it is fluid tight.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5832722
Application Number:
ON: DE83018050
Assignee:
ERA-08-054482; EDB-83-178037
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; BELLOWS; DESIGN; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Lambert, D.R. Rolling-cuff flexible bellows. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Lambert, D.R. Rolling-cuff flexible bellows. United States.
Lambert, D.R. Mon . "Rolling-cuff flexible bellows". United States.
@article{osti_5832722,
title = {Rolling-cuff flexible bellows},
author = {Lambert, D.R.},
abstractNote = {A flexible connector apparatus used to join two stiff non-deformable members, such as piping, is described. The apparatus is provided with one or more flexible sections or assemblies each utilizing a bellows of a rolling cuff type connected between two ridge members, with the bellows being supported by a back-up ring, such that only the curved end sections of the bellows are unsupported. Thus, the bellows can be considered as being of a tube-shaped configuration and thus have high pressure resistance. The components of the flexible apparatus are sealed or welded one to another such that it is fluid tight.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {9}
}