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Senior Flexonics Pathway Presents
at AFMP Cat Cracker Seminar

August 24, 2016

Kudos to Bonnie Blackburn, presenting Expansion Joint Essentials in an FCCU, at the AFPM Cat Cracker Seminar in Houston on Wednesday, August 24. This was a great opportunity to present more fundamental information to emerging engineers as they also networked with experienced engineers.

Bonnie did a great job showcasing Pathway’s collective knowledge and experience in this space, as she illustrated the importance of Expansion Joints in an FCCU, fundamental facts about them, as well as red flags to be aware of when working with FCCU joints. Would you like Pathway to present at your facility or event? Get in Touch!

Senior Flexonics Pathway Sponsors DreamWeek

January 11, 2016

Senior Flexonics Pathway was proud to become a part of DreamWeek in January 2016.  DreamWeek is a 12 day celebration of events that fosters the exchange of ideas on universal issues in order to promote tolerance, equality,and diversity.

The goal of DreamWeek is to bring people of all cultures, creeds, and disciplines together to exchange ideas, inspire discussion, and ignite a positive change for the greater human experience.

EJMA Standards: New Tenth Edition

October 9, 2015

The EJMA Standards are recognized throughout the world as the authority on the proper selection and application of metallic bellows type expansion joints for safe and reliable piping and vessel installation.
The Tenth Edition standards combine the knowledge and experience of the leading manufacturers of expansion joints into an invaluable reference document.
To order your copy with both print and ebook versions, go here.

Video: Webinars 9-11: Bellows Fundamentals

July 24, 2015

Having a solid, reliable piping system is based on many factors. Comprehensive knowledge of all its components is extremely important.

In our new webinar series, we’ll introduce movement types, nomenclatures and finish this installment with a look at Pressure Thrust. Installments 2 and 3 cover Types of Restrained Expansion Joints, and Unrestrained Expansion Joints.
View the videos here.

Video: Webinar 8: Deciphering a Bellows Design Analysis (BDA)

December 30, 2014

All industries use their own lingo and we are no exception, understanding the terminology and nuances can be challenging. This webinar explains in layman’s terms the technical portion of our quotations.

It overviews the effects on the system of expansion joints including; pressure thrust, spring forces and the various stresses which govern industry best practices.

Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned pro there is something in this webinar for you.
View the video here.

Video: Positive Impact of Innovations in Louver Design

November 10, 2014

Join us as we go into detail about the makeup of these units, their function in a plant and what you need to know for their maintenance and reliable performance. View the video here.

Video: Results of an 18 Year Case Study on an FGD Expansion Joint

October 7, 2014

It’s not often that we have gotten the opportunity to analyze a fabric expansion joint that has been in service for 18 Years. What did we learn from testing fabric that had been in service for so long a coal fired power plant? Join us as we look at the results, with the help of Saint-Gobain.
View it here.

Video: Guillotine Dampers Design Innovations

September 3, 2014

This webinar, which aired August 19, covered the current state of the art of Guillotine Dampers; rack and pinion drive systems, the Flex-Seat seal configurations and the advantages of enclosed bonnets. View it here.

Video: 6 Most Common Bellow Failure Modes & Remedies

July 24, 2014

This webinar, which aired July 15th, covered the most commonly failure modes of bellows and what you can do to add years to the life of your expansion joints. We will also cover design and manufacturing deficiencies and what should be rejected to avoid premature failure. This webinar is a must see for anyone involved with specifying, procuring or inspecting metal expansion joints. View it here.

Isometric Drawing Viewer

June 24, 2014

Now you can view isometric renderings in a PDF format. You can click and hold with your mouse button to rotate the part you see.  You can spin it, and move it in almost any direction. You can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in and zoom out.
This is a desktop browser only feature.

2 Ply Bellows Test Kit

June 10, 2014

A two ply bellows element should be ­routinely tested to confirm that both the inner and outer plys are operating properly. We’ve put together a convenient, durable kit to test your 2 ply bellows.

Video: Diverter Features/Benefits/Maintenance

June 3, 2014

Our third Webinar aired in May, it is available for viewing on our Videos page. Diverter Dampers have a very specialized function. Our expert will go into detail about the function of a diverter damper and their features and benefits. As these units function in extreme conditions, suggested maintenance for the diverter damper will also be covered.

Instructions & Guides

April 25, 2014

We’ve uploaded instructions for the installation for Metal and Fabric Expansion Joints. We’ll be adding other information and resources for our products to this page.
Have any questions about any of the procedures? Be sure to Ask one of our Experts.

Video: Crossover Refurbishment

April 23, 2014

Our second webinar officially played from April 15th-17th, we have now made it available for you to watch on our new Videos page.  Our expert will explain the importance of a crossover in a facility and what happens during a complete refurbishment, and why.

Have any questions about the procedure?  Be sure to Ask one of our Experts.

Senior Flexonics Pathway and Universal Acoustics visit Brazil

April 7, 2014

The two companies have joined forces to provide a total solution to customers around the world. Meetings were held with key players in the Power and Petrochemical sectors.
This successful visit to Brazil followed an earlier one to Saudi Arabia.

Video: Do it Yourself 2 Ply Bellows Testing

March 27, 2014

Now that our first webinar officially played from March 18th-20th, we have now made it available for you to watch on our new Videos page.  Follow along with our expert as he explains why you should test your 2 ply bellows, how to complete the test and the equipment you need for the test.  We’ve also included a PDF that details the procedure. Have any questions about the procedure?  Be sure to Ask one of our Experts.