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Fabreeka® Structural Expansion and Slide Bearing - Structural Expansion and Slide Bearing

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SBX 1.6 mm (1/16") thick elastomer layer.

ACE Fabreeka UK Variant:

A range of Fabreeka® Pad products that are used to reduce stresses and loads in supporting structures.

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Application

SBX

  • Bridges
  • Complex Structures (including structures where vortex shedding and seismic conditions are prevalent)


STX

  • Pedestrian Bridges
  • Parking Garages
  • Small Buildings
  • Expansion Joints
  • Vessels
  • Pipelines
  • Slip Joints
  • Tanks


TTX

  • Tanks
  • Slip Joints
  • Vessels
  • Expansion Joints


GGX

  • Steam Pipelines
  • Chemical Tanks
  • High Temperature Vessels


Fabreeka Pipe Slides/Expansion Bearings

  • Piping
  • Conduit
  • Transmission Lines
  • General Plumbing

Description

Fabreeka® structural expansion bearings, or slide bearings, accommodate for thermal expansion and structural rotation in buildings, bridges, and pipe supports. We offer many types of slide/expansion bearings depending on your application, that are all supplied with an upper and lower unit (selected to suit your needs) prepared to be tack or stitch welded in the field.


To complement these expansion bearings, we also offer a full line of bearing pad products for all types of building and construction applications.


Fabreeka® has been a recognised leader in the expansion bearing and pipe slide field, incorporating the Fabreeka® Pad to take up adverse rotation, misalignment conditions, and the reduction of localised stresses and vibrations within structures.


Guidelines for Applications

SBX structural expansion bearings are used when construction tolerances, high loads and rotations are prominent, with beam spans being excessive. This bearing is the most resilient in our full line of bearings.


STX expansion bearings are used when construction tolerances and loads are moderate. This bearing has an extremely low coefficient of friction, which is exception for cases where expansion is large.


TTX expansion bearings are used when non-rotational construction tolerances and loads are moderate. This bearing has a higher coefficient of friction that the STX bearing and is used when expansion criterion is limited.


GGX expansion bearings are used when temperature is a factor - in excess of 275°F (135°C). Graphite is a versatile engineered material with an unusual combination of physical, electrical, and chemical properties. These bearings are ideal for harsh environments, where other materials may break down (due to acids, solvents, or high temperature). The GGX achieve effective performance in environments within the temperature range -50°F to 700°F


Fabreeka® Pipe Slides/Expansion Bearings facilitate movement due to expansion and contraction from thermal or dynamic changes. The bearing element helps to distribute loadings and reduces localised stress concentrations. There are several types available:

  • Fabreeka® Bearing Pads - for moderate heat applications (under 200°F) and/or high pulsation resonance applications. The Fabreeka bearing pad will provide an ideal solution as it is an isolation pad between the piping and restraint. It will offer gasketing to prevent metal to metal contact, and act as an effective vibration damper. The low spring rate of the Fabreeka Pad will give you damping and dynamic structural stability in your restraint.
  • Fabeeka® - PTFE Bearing Pads - for higher heat applications (under 400°F) and/or applications where it is necessary for the piping systems to grow. The Fabreeka - PTFE bearing pad will provide you with all of the qualities of the Fabreeka bearing pad, whilst also providing a layer of Teflon substrate to act as am insulator from the high temperatures of the piping when the Teflon is places on the pipe side of the restraint. In thermal applications when you want lateral movement and need the damping of high pulsation energy, this bearing pad allows the movement whilst providing damping when the Teflon surface is places on the pipe side of the restraint.
  • Fabreeka SA47® Bearing Pads - used in cold piping applications where you have a minimum amount of resonance and no requirement for piping to move or grow. It acts as an isolation pad between the piping and restraint, and it will offer gasketing to prevent metal-metal contact.

General information

Color

Grey

Finish

Natural

Material

Carbon steel

Stainless steel

Graphite

Other

Guidance for specification option:

Fabreeka Pad.

Shape

Rectangle

Square

Length

Bespoke

Width

Bespoke

Height

Bespoke

Warranty description

One year

Material

Carbon steel

Stainless steel

Graphite

Other

Guidance for specification option:

Fabreeka Pad.

Uniclass

Pr_20_85_85_80 Sliding surface bearingsPrimary

CAWS

E40/445 Insulating load transfer systems

E40/445 Insulating load transfer systems

E40/440 Load transfer systems

Specification data - Sliding surface bearings

Load capacity (maximum)

2000 PSI (13.8 MPa).

Allowable movement of sliding bearings

-

Manufacturer guidance

Dependent on type. Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

Layer thickness

1.6 mm.

Manufacturer guidance

Elastomer layer.

Hardness

To ASTM D2240, 50–65.

Guidance for specification option:

At 78 degrees Fahrenheit; Durometer D.

TensileStrength

To ASTM D4894, 2800 psi.

Guidance for specification option:

Minimum average.

Elongation

To ASTM D4894, 200%.

Guidance for specification option:

Minimum average.

Deformation capability

To ASTM D621, Deformation under load): 4% (maximum).

Specific gravity

To ASTM D792, 2.13 to 2.19.

OperationTemperatureRange

Safe operating temperature: -60 to 145 degrees Celsius.

Coefficient of linear expansion (to ASTM D-696)

0.000048 in/in.

Bond strength

To ASTM D1002, Tensile Shear at 77 degrees Fahrenheit: 1000 psi.

Materials

Upper and lower carbon steel attachment plate, with stainless steel, PTFE substrate and 1.6 mm preformed fabric pad between.

Compressive stress (maximum)

1500 psi.

Guidance for specification option:

10.3 MPa.

Manufacturer guidance

Maximum long life compressive stress.

Sustainability data

Contains Red List materials

No

Country of material origin

United States

Country of product manufacture

United States

Material

Carbon steel

Stainless steel

Graphite

Other

Guidance for specification option:

Fabreeka Pad.

Recyclability

Steel components are bonded, if bonding could be separated then Steel plates can be recycled. Other components are non-recyclable composites.

Manufacturer guidance

Metals can be recycled if separated from other materials.

Recycled content

As defined in clause 7.8 of BS EN ISO 14021

0 %

Literature

Fabreeka Piping Supports & Structural Expansion Bearings

Fabreeka Piping Supports & Structural Expansion Bearings

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

Case studies

Piping and Bottle Restraints

Piping and Bottle Restraints

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