On September 11, Hurricane Irma came over us at a Category 2 Hurricane. We were very worried about our shop and how it would hold up during the storm. Fortunately, there was absolutely no damage done to the building. We had several small branches down and no power. Our power was restored on September 13 late in the evening. We resumed operations as much as we could on September 14. Many of our material suppliers were behind on their shipments due to the storm and power outages and we have a couple that we are still waiting to receive material from. We sincerely apologize if there has been a delay in your order and ask that you remain patient with us as we try our best to get back on schedule. We are truly blessed!
We are proud to announce that Randy Boggess, who has been a long-time manager here at P&A Welding and Machine, Inc. has recently purchased the Company from our founder, Mr. Paul Cooprider. We are excited about this change in ownership but will miss Mr. Cooprider greatly. We wish him the best in his new retirement as it is well deserved. Everything at P&A Welding and Machine, Inc. will remain as it always has. We look forward to growing our facilities and staff in order to provide the absolute best customer service and quality fabrication possible. We hope that you will continue to support us and be patient with us as we go through the necessary changes. Thank you for your business!
We recently completed a project of over 100 expansion joint heads that shipped to Canada! Us and our customer were very pleased with how well they turned out and the turn-around time. Huge thanks to FedEX for the speedy delivery.
Size is not a problem. Take a look at this 20ft stainless steel head for a heat exchanger rolled here at our shop!
Flange and flued bellows can be the right answer to piping, ducting and vessel thermal growth problems over that of conventional thin walled metal bellows.
The advantages of a heavy convolution (with thicknesses up to 1/2") is its ability to hold up to mechanical damage. Dents and gouges create stress risers in thin bellows which results in fatigue cracks over time. Cracking of any type is very difficult to weld repair on thin bellows (typically .06" wall or thinner) but can be performed with plant maintenance staff on heavy walled bellows.
The thicker wall also hold up better to corrosion attacks - an added benefit is the common use of carbon steel material which is almost never used on thinner bellows in lieu of stainless steel or nickle alloys. drain couplings can also be added to the bottom of the flanged and flued convolution to prevent a build up of condensate.
The most common application for flanged and flued expansion joint is ASME code heat exchangers, and is the preferred bellows of choice as the movement is exclusively axial. The heavy walled, deep convolution is durable, and should last the life of the exchanger. The down side to the heavy wall design is the increase in stiffness which can over-stress the heat exchanger tube sheet.
Many engineering firms have banned the use of thin walled bellows expansion joints in process piping due to fear of field misapplications that may result in a failure. With a flanged and flued bellows those fears are unfounded as the heavy wall is about as fool proof an expansion joint as can be expected.
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Mica, at a news conference in Winter Park on Monday, said he might support only a portion of the route, from the airport to Walt Disney World, because it has the potential to draw tourists. The remainder of the leg, he said, could be a money loser. "The last thing I want is for this to be a boondoggle," he said.
But state Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, predicted at the convention center that Scott ultimately would back the train.
"His entire campaign is about jobs, jobs, jobs. I don't know of any other project that can do that with so very little investment on our [the state's] part," said Dockery, serving on Scott's transition team.
That promise was good news to Randall Boggess, who manages a metal-fabrication plant in Mulberry in Polk County. It makes more sense to spend money on a high-speed train rather than on unemployment benefits and welfare, he said.
"We're already spending the money," he said. "That's all moving out with no return. That's failure."
Dan Tracy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-420-5444.
We specialize in fabricating thick walled flanged and flued expansion joints for pipe and industrial duct.We have for over 20 years. In many applications our expansion joints will out last the thin bellows type. We can fab from 1/8" thick up to 3/8" thick in both mild steel and stainless. We have made them as small as 16" O.D. and as large as 20 foot O.D. Take a look at our expansion joint page to see some of our work.
Randy - Plant Manager
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