Four Signs That It Might Be TIme To Replace Your Exhaust Flex Pipe

Written by Business Success on . Posted in Flexible bellows for exhaust, High pressure expansion joint, Single expansion joints

When it comes to picking a reliable type of piping, exhaust flex pipe is a reliable option. If you’re wondering what they are, they’re flexible sections of pipe that are used in applications where flexible pipes are required.

One of the best examples is in automotive applications. Automotive exhaust pipes often get very, very hot as exhaust gases pass through and ultimately out the tailpipe. As a result of the heat, the exhaust system needs to be able to bend and exhaust flex pipe is useful for just that.

Since exhaust flex pipe has to flex, it is constructed of woven metal strips, usually of stainless steel and are build to withstand the heat. Forged steel 150# flanges are rated for pressures up to 285 psig at 100 degrees Fahrenheit, according to ASME B-16.5 flange specifications. The allowable pressure is then reduced to 65 psig at 850 degrees.