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High Temperature Applications for Fan Flex Connectors

Ducted air systems in industrial operations are continually subject to the dynamic stress of fan vibration. This stress ultimately leads to increased maintenance, down time, and even premature equipment failure. Fan flex connectors offer the solution for these problems by providing flexibility along the fan duct system. The fan flex connectors effectively isolate and alleviate the fan vibration stress.

Flex fan connector

High temperature applications can present additional challenges for industrial duct due to issues like the thermal expansion of metal. Air Systems fan flex connectors are custom designed and are developed to operate at a wide range of temperatures. They can also account for offsets in equipment and for metal expansion, protecting systems from the effects of vibration and thermal stress when high airstream temperatures are present.

Air Systems fan flex connectors are expansion joints designed and constructed using three types of materials, EPDM, Texfilm and Padmaster.

EPDM Fan Flex Connector Advantages

  • Will not degrade in UV situations
  • Operate dependably in -400° to 1500° F temperatures
  • Suitable for both fan inlet and discharge applications
  • Isolate vibration from ductwork

EPDM Fan Flex Connector Applications

  • Spray booth exhaust fans
  • RTO fans
  • Phosphate and ELPO supply & exhaust

Texfilm Fan Flex Connector Advantages

  • Operate dependably in 150° to 650° F temperatures
  • Designed to accommodate metal expansion
  • Flexible accordion shape
  • Designed to allow for radial and axial misalignment
  • Can be designed to be water-tight

Padmater Fan Flex Connector Advantages

  • Operate dependably up to 1200° F temperatures
  • Designed to accommodate metal expansion
  • Flexible multi-layer design
  • Designed to allow for radial and axial misalignment

Fan Flex Connector Applications

  • Finishing
  • Curing and baking ovens

Air Systems fan flex connectors are ideal for use in a wide range of industries that involve high temperature equipment and conditions. These include medical, pharmaceutical, heating, energy, paper, heat treating, chemical, water treatment, and more. Basically anywhere pipelines exist, thermal movement happens or vibration occur will benefit from Air Systems flex fan connectors.