Expansion joints for conventional power plants

Expansion joints are installed in conventional or coal fired power plants to accommodate movement and vibration caused by the changes in temperature and pressure. Conventional power plants require great flexibility, chemical resistance and engineered solutions.

Coal-fired units produce electricity by burning coal in a boiler to heat water to produce steam. The steam flows into a turbine at very high pressure which spins a generator to produce electricity. The steam is then cooled, condensed back into water, and returned to the boiler to start the process over.

Expansion joints in a general coal-fired power plant system

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