Season 1 EP. 08 - How do you control thermal expansion?

In our latest podcast we sat down with Dan Baker from Stourflex, a leading supplier of pipework expansion joints and pipeline equipment, to discuss thermal expansion and its impact on pipe installation for M&E projects. In this podcast we covered the following questions:

  • What is thermal expansion?
  • How can you control thermal expansion?
  • How can thermal expansion cause a pipe system failure?
  • Are installation errors the main reason for pipe failure?
  • Why do some contractors blame expansion bellows for pipe failure?
  • At what stage of a project should thermal expansion be discussed?
  • What advice would you give to a contractor on a project regarding thermal expansion?
  • What is the future for expansion joints and bellows?