FSA Releases Updated Expansion Joints – Piping Technical Handbook

The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) has just released a complete update of their Expansion Joints – Piping Technical Handbook. Edition 8.0 is based on the latest experience in research, design, and application of piping expansion joints by engineers associated with the Expansion Joint – Piping Division member companies in the FSA. 

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The Expansion-Joints – Piping Technical Handbook, Edition 8.0, includes:

  • Updated renderings of expansion joints and expansion joint layouts.
  • A new section on specialized expansion joints, such as hinged rubber expansion joints, gimbaled rubber joints and pressure balanced expansion joints.
  • A comprehensive list of definitions as they are reviewed within the industry.
  • An expansion joint specification sheet for end users to gather information for customer inquiries to FSA member companies.

The publication is intended to be a reference source of information and data for engineers who design and install piping systems. It provides guidance on design and selection of material and proper installation. 

“The collaboration on the revised hanbook was fantastic. All Expansion-Joint Piping Division members put a lot of effort into the redesign of this handbook,” said Rob Coffee, FSA Vice President. “Special recognition goes to Mr. Gary Eiseman of Dinatecnica for taking the lead on organization of the project.”

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About the Fluid Sealing Association

Founded in 1933, The FLUID SEALING ASSOCIATION® (FSA) is an international trade association. Member companies are involved in the production and marketing of a wide range of fluid sealing devices primarily targeted to the industrial market. FSA membership includes a number of companies in Europe and Central and South America, but is most heavily concentrated in North America. FSA members account for a majority of the manufacturing capacity for fluid sealing devices in the Americas Market.