In-line expansion joint
Metraflex’s Seismic Gator in-line expansion joint is designed to protect piping spanning the building’s seismic joint.
Metraflex’s Seismic Gator in-line expansion joint is designed to protect piping spanning the building’s seismic joint. Capable of 4 in. of movement in all directions, this rugged, streamlined joint’s small profile makes it ideal for applications requiring a minimal footprint. The Seismic Gator is a strong, compact seismic expansion joint capable of handling high temperatures and pressures. It requires guiding and significant anchoring, and is available with flange, groove and weld connections. It has a maximum working pressure of 150 psi, and a maximum working temperature of 700 F.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey