P13671: Garlock Expansion Joint
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The general project is to analyze, design, and fabricate an apparatus for testing one of Garlock’s more expensive products, an expansion joint [EJ]. An EJ is a rubber and fabric component that is bolted between different types of piping connections. The EJ handles expansion and contraction, vibration, and torsional twisting from settling or system changes. It’s cheaper than repiping a system. EJs are custom built in sizes from 2’’ to 130’’ and are exposed to a variety of media, pressure, and temperatures. EJs are often installed in hard to reach locations and forgotten about. A failure often means a critical system goes off line. Garlock would like to provide a solution to its customers to better understand the integrity of any given unit.

Project Concept

Project Concept

Sponsor

Sponsor

Project Name
Expansion Joint - Test Rig
Project Number
P13671
Start Term
2122
End Term
2123
Faculty Guide
Mike Zona, mfzddm@rit.edu, 585-298-7691
Primary Customer
Jason Kolodziej, jrkeme@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
Wayne Evans, wayne.evans@garlock.com

Team Members

Front: (from left to right) Allison Feinberg, Samantha Kulpinski, Donald Thompson, Wayne Evans(Sponsor) Elspeth Ochs, Jason Kolodziej (Customer) Back: Joseph Harkins, Danny McCormick

Front: (from left to right) Allison Feinberg, Samantha Kulpinski, Donald Thompson, Wayne Evans(Sponsor) Elspeth Ochs, Jason Kolodziej (Customer) Back: Joseph Harkins, Danny McCormick

Member Role Contact
Allison Feinberg Fluid/Thermal System arf8747@rit.edu
Joseph Harkins Team Lead/Thermal System jdh3442@rit.edu
Samantha Kulpinski Public Relations/Fluid System shk9037@rit.edu
Danny McCormick Recorder/Mechanical System ddm3411@rit.edu
Elspeth Ochs Thermal System emo7642@rit.edu
Donald Thompson Mechanical System dlt1950@rit.edu

Table of Contents

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Planning & Execution

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Project Review

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Project Review

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster

Acknowledgements