B31.3 Appendix X Rules for Expansion Joints

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C. Becht

Becht Engineering Company, Inc., 22 Church Street, P.O. Box 300, Liberty Corner, NJ 07938

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 117(3), 283-288 (Aug 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2842125 History: Received January 10, 1994; Revised January 23, 1995; Online February 11, 2008


In 1988, ASME B31.3 added Appendix X containing requirements for Metallic Bellows Expansion Joints into the Chemical Plant and Petroleum Refinery Piping Code. These have been revised and improved in subsequent addenda to the Code. This paper describes some of the salient features of this Appendix, as well as the revisions and the background behind them.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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