Single-Sphere Molded Rubber Expansion Joints

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Single Sphere Molded Rubber Expansion Joints (Series AMS)

Reduce noise and vibration with Single-Sphere Molded Rubber Expansion Joints (Series AMS), suitable for suction and delivery applications. These molded rubber expansion joints can absorb motion and reduce stress. They come with ANSI Class #150 drilled flanges and can be customized with ANSI Class #300 and DIN-rated flanges.

FEATURES

  • Applicable for suction and delivery (discharge).
  • Provides sound and vibration isolation.
  • Gaskets and packing are not required.
  • Floating flanges allow for easy installation.
  • Prevents piping system and equipment breakdown by absorbing elongation and contraction caused by temperature variances.
  • Absorbs water pulsation and minimizes water hammering.

APPLICATIONS

  • Pumps & air compressors in air conditioning system & sanitary equipment.
  • Refrigeration systems and blowers in industrial plant equipment.
  • Feed-water and drainage equipment in marine piping systems.
  • Applicable for use in power generation and chemical plants.
  • Marine applications

DIMENSION & ALLOWABLE MOVEMENTS

API Part NumberSize InchesSize mmFace To Face Dimensions InchesFace To Face Dimensions mmØ B.H.C. PN 10 InchesØ B.H.C. PN 10 mmØ B.H.C. PN 16 InchesØ B.H.C. PN 16 mmAllowable Motion Ratings*
Compression
Allowable Motion Ratings*
Elongation
Allowable Motion Ratings*
Lateral
Allowable Motion Ratings*
Angular
Installation Tolerances
Compression
Installation Tolerances
Elongation
Installation Tolerances
Lateral
Installation Tolerances
Angular
AMS01001256152.43.1800.50.380.515⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS01501.5406152.44.31100.500.380.5015⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS2002506152.41.91250.500.380.5015⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS02502.5656152.45.71450.500.380.5015⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS03003806152.46.31600.500.380.5015⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS040041006152.47.11800.630.380.5015⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS050051256152.48.32100.630.380.5015⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS060061506152.49.52400.630.380.5015⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS080082006152.411.6295122950.630.380.5015⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS1000102508203.213.8350143550.630.500.7515⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS1200123008203.215.8400164100.750.500.7515⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS1400143508203.218.1460194700.750.500.7515⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS1600164008203.220.3515215250.750.500.7515⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS1800184508203.222.2565235850.750.500.7515⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS2000205008203.224.4620266500.750.500.7515⁰0.190.130.255⁰
AMS24002460010254.028.5725307700.750.500.7515⁰0.190.130.255⁰

*Non Concurrent Ratings.

Warning: Do NOT elongate rubber expansion joints when installing for suction service.

PART NUMBER SCHEME

Part Number SectionOptions
TypeAMS = Single Sphere Flanged Expansion Joint (Steel)
SizeXXXX = Size in inches going out 2 decimal places
Body MaterialNE = Neoprene
EP = EPDM
BN = Buna-N
Flange MaterialSTL = Steel
Class150 = 150# Drilling
300 = 300# Drilling
P16 = DIN PN16 Drilling
ExampleAMS0200-NE-STL-150 = 2" Single Sphere Expansion Joint with Neoprene Body and Steel Flanges with 150# Drill Pattern

OPERATING CONDITIONS

Size Range1.5"-12"14"-24"
Operating Pressureup to 214 psiup tp 114 psi
Operating Temp. Range*14⁰-170⁰ F (Neoprene)
14⁰-170⁰ F (Nitrile)
14⁰-210⁰ F (EPDM)
14⁰-170⁰ F (Neoprene)
14⁰-170⁰ F (Nitrile)
14⁰-210⁰ F (EPDM)
Burst Pressure853 psi340 psi
Vacuum Rating*Contact API SalesContact API Sales
Warnings:
  • Pressure ratings listed in the above table are for up to 110 Degrees F (for Neoprene), and 125 Degrees F (for EPDM). For elevated temperature service, please contact API Sales for actual working pressure ratings.
  • Limit rods are required in systems that are unanchored and recommended in all other applications.

MATERIALS

PartPart DescriptionMaterial
1FlangesMild Steel - Plated
2Reinforcing WireMild Steel
3TubeSynthetic Rubber
4CoverSynthetic Rubber
5Reinforcing CordSynthetic Fiber
Note: Customized for flanges ANSI-150, ANSI-300 and DIN
AMS Series Single Sphere Rubber Expension Joints - Flange x Flange-Drawing