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Item #: REJ-2017-WEB
Member Price: $119.25
Price: $159.00


Pump piping engineers demand optimal piping systems with a smaller footprint, lower construction cost, improved energy efficiency, modular construction and with less structural support. Rubber Expansion Joints help meet these requirements by reducing the need for cumbersome main anchors, numerous guides and/or rigid piping loops.  Featuring low stiffness and high movement, expansion joints accept damaging pipe stresses such as pipe strain, thermal expansion, shock and vibration loads, ground settlement and external displacement forces.  With a rugged construction, cycle life in the tens of millions and superior chemical and abrasion resistance, rubber expansion joints help also to improve piping system uptime and reliability.  


This two-part webinar focuses on the design, selection and application of rubber expansion joints, including restrained and unrestrained arrangements. Content focuses on using rubber expansion joints as part of best piping practices, pumping system optimization, and plant reliability and efficiency improvements. The webinar will also discuss how to take a FMEA approach for improvement assessment of failure modes and conducting plant surveys to virtually eliminate unplanned downtime.


Part I:

  • Features and benefits of performance rubber expansion joints
  • Applying restrained and unrestrained expansion joint arrangements effectively
  • Identifying sources of damaging pipe stresses and consequences of neglecting them
  • Optimizing systems with footprint and energy consumption reductions
  • Minimizing loads on piping, equipment and support structure
  • Reducing material and construction costs


Part II:

  • Key elements of piping codes (ex. ASME B31.1, B31.3) and standards (ex. ANSI/HI 9.6.2, 9.6.6) for seamless integration
  • Developing a plant reliability and efficiency program
  • Incorporating a condition-based preventive maintenance program
  • Taking an FMEA approach with improved assessment of failure modes
  • Conducting plant surveys with traditional and advanced inspection methods
  • Resources including: data sheets, guideline specifications, application demos, solid model images, installation instructions, case studies and more

This webinar is ideal for industry professionals involved with designing or specifying pump piping systems or responsible for maintaining or selecting rubber expansion joints.

Earn up to 2 PDH credits for participating in the live sessions. 

About the Instructor: Lloyd B Aanonsen, P.E.

As President of General Rubber Corporation, Mr. Aanonsen has thirty years of experience in the development and application of rubber expansion joints. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA and has authored numerous articles on the design and application of performance expansion joints, as well as, conducted presentations at the Pump User Group (PUG) and Fluid Leak Management User Group (FLMUG).  He currently sits on the board of the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) and is an active member of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), where he serves on a technical advisory group for rubber expansion joints. 


**Please note that each individual registration counts as a seat is for 1 person, and not intended to be viewed as a group. Group pricing rates are available - please contact Kaitlyn Reynolds at kreynolds@pumps.org for details. Also please be advised that PDH credits are only available for registered participants of the live session.

Date(s): October 17th and 19th
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm ET
Presenter(s): Lloyd Aanonsen, P.E. - General Rubber, President
HI Contact: Kaitlyn Reynolds, Hydraulic Institute, 973.267.9700 x1121


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