SPECIALISTS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF 3 TYPES OF JOINTS
We develop and manufacture our own products based upon specific needs, taking into account critical factors involving temperature, pressure, and movement. In addition to our consultation and participation in each project’s study, we offer a variety of solutions where quality will always stand out as our strongest mark of identity.
Rubber expansion joints are mainly used to absorb movements, vibrations and forces in piping systems normally, but ot only up to 25 design pressure and 200º C temperature
Metal expansion joints are pieces of equipment that perform a very important task, as they are able to withstand high pressures and temperatures in critical processes, often with hazardous or explosive fluids flowing through them at high temperatures.
Fabric expansion joints are used primarily in boilers, ventilation circuits, industrial ovens, cement factories and paper mills to absorb movements, vibrations and prevent stresses in piping systems with gases, air or steam at temperatures up to 1200 °C (2200 °F) and normal pressures below 0.35 kg/cm2 (5 psi).
More profitable, durable and effective systems
Within the typical life cycle of an installation, the expansion joint manufacturers supply teams during the assembly, maintenance, and replacement phases (black marks on the figure). The broad range of experience and knowledge possessed by BIKAR’s personnel allows them to provide support for customers in the most critical phases of an installation’s life cycle (blue marks). This allows the installations to be more profitable, durable, and efficient, while also eliminating unnecessary costs.
Engineering design support
Assembly installation service
Personnel with expert knowledge service
BIKAR has had a presence in the world of water for more than 20 years, using its knowledge to improve desalination plants and potable water pumping facilities.
Combined cycle plants
The energy sector is one of the most demanding when it comes to quality of materials and control of the manufacturing process. BIKAR has a presence in nuclear power plants as well as in combined cycle power plants.
BIKAR responds to the all of the demands of this market with its expansion joints manufactured using special materials, for demanding environments: corrosive, extreme, explosive, high pressure (more than 50 bar – 725 psi), high-temperature (up to 1200 ºC -2200 ºF), and for any other required specifications.
BIKAR provides its experience and support to companies for their engineering, technical, maintenance, and production departments, in order to improve their results.
Ventilation/capture of gases/fumes
Equipment manufacturers typically incorporate expansion joints as accessories to their products. Collaboration with BIKAR allows manufacturers to make the market’s best materials available, improving their image in the sector while also providing their installations with maximum reliability.
Notably reducing facility design times.
Providing knowledge on optimizing the choice of expansion joint types to best fit the needs of the facility.
Increase the efficiency of installations
BIKAR collaborates with large engineering firms around the world. In addition to supplying them with reliable, top- quality products, we also have knowledge of the entire life cycle of all of the existing types of expansion joints.
The highly corrosive processes and harsh demands of this type of industry require knowledge of high value-added materials and proven high-pressure and high-temperature designs.
The mining industry always requires the highest quality solutions. The processes are extremely demanding, and materials specifications must ensure chemical resistance to the fluids used in the washing process, and resistance to abrasion from moving solids.