Pacific Hoseflex Seismic Joints and Expansion Loop's flexible loop applications include thermal expansion and contraction and/or building expansion and contraction (singularly or in combination with seismic considerations).
They are Engineered by the system designer to account for the cumulative movement(s) of each individual system.
Piping used in applications and locations subject to seismic conditions have their own set of unexpected random movements. The random motion common to earthquakes requires that seismic expansion joints be capable of movement in any direction.
Of the 6 possible directions, PHF sees axial movement of the hose in only two of them compared to four in an "L" shaped assembly. Seismic expansion joints orientation can be changed relative to the piping, further minimising the likelihood of compressive movement.
Significant cost and safety benefits found in Pacific Hoseflex Seismic Expansion Joints:
It is an inexpensive alternative to dual-tied bellows expansion joints and especially ball joints.
During an earthquake, it protects equipment by allowing boilers, chillers, fan-coil units and other systems to move independently of the building, Hospitals, high rises and commercial plumping applications.
Installed at the connection also prevents nozzles from cracking or shearing off.
A break in the gas pipe work could start a fire, which can of course be devastating. This Australian Gas Approval (AGA).
Certified seismic expansion joint will compensate for the movement that occurs during any seismic activity such as an earthquake.
Recognized as an industry leader in engineering fluid transfer products, Pacific Hoseflex is a third generation
Australian owned and operated business.
Originating on the South East side of Queensland, our modern manufacturing facilities are successfully producing products which are distributed throughout Australia and globally.
Our main business focus is to deliver superior quality products and excellent service to meet customer needs across a diverse range of industries. Supported with extensive research and development, highly qualified technicians knowledge and expertise has given the company a competitive advantage when tendering within the industry.
Pacific Hoseflex holds the quality-assured stamp of approval across manufacturing (ISO 9001:2008), workplace health and safety (AS/NZS 4801:2001), and environmental (ISO 14001:2004) work practices. The capacity to meet the requirements of major projects, including engineering design and specification, complements our reputation as a market leader.
Pacific Hoseflex specialises in the following products:
- PTFE Hose
- PTFE Hose assemblies
- Braided Easy Flex Connectors
- Stainless Steel hose and Interlock
- Stainless Steel hose and Interlock assemblies
- Metallic, PTFE and Rubber Expansion joints
- Composite hose
- Rubber industrial hose
- Custom made and standard fittings
- Automotive products (custom auto lines)
- PTFE lined pipe
- Swivel joints
- Industrial and hydraulic fittings