Tied Universal Type Metal Expansion Joints for Mammoth Pacific, U.S.A.

2021.05.07LIST

Megaflexon has successfully manufactured and delivered a total of 6 Tied Universal Type Metal Expansion Joints to the Mammoth Pacific geothermal power plant in U.S.A.

Tied Universal Type Metal Expansion Joint manufactured this time is 78 inches in diameter and 3800 mmL in length, and is mounted on the turbine unit of a power plant.

For the Bellows, which are the main parts of the Expansion Joint, ASTM B443-N06625 Gr.1 material was used, ASTM A516 Gr 70 for pipe and ASTM A516 Gr 70 for hardware.

The Mammoth Geothermal Complex is a complex of 3 geothermal power stations located at Casa Diablo Hot Springs about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Mammoth Lakes, California. The complex is owned by ORMAT and operated by its subsidiary Mammoth Pacific.

The complex consists of three binary cycle geothermal power stations, each with a nameplate capacity of 10 MW. Mammoth Pacific 1 (MP1) was commissioned in 1984 and was the first air-cooled geothermal power station in the world.[1] Mammoth Pacific 2 (MPII) and PLES-1 were both commissioned in 1990 and use the same air-cooled technology.

 

 

■ Main mechanical design and features:

Tied Universal Type Metal Expansion Joint

 

  • Size : 78”(DN 1950) x 3800mmL
  • Design Press. : 8.3 barG (F.V.)
  • Design Temp. : 120℃ (Int.)

 


■ Design Code & Standard

 

  • ASME B31.3 2018 Edition 
  • EJMA 10th Edition
  • ASME Sec.Ⅴ 2019 Edition
  • ASME Sec.Ⅷ Div.1 2019 Edition
  • ASME Sec.Ⅸ 2019 Edition

 

 

■ Materials

 

  • Bellows : ASTM B443-N06625 Gr.1
  • Pipe : ASTM A516 Gr 70
  • Hardware : ASTM A516 Gr 70 for Stay Plate / ASTM A240-316 for Sleeve / ASTM A240-304 for Cover etc.

 

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