Flexible Connectors for Dirty Air
Flexible connectors in particle-lade airstreams have always been a headache. The particulate tends to eat away at the sleeve material, eventually leading to holes.
BAM has the solution. We've engineered a particulate shield to protect the sleeve, while still allowing the connector to fulfill its function. Vibration from the fan is not transmitted to the ductwork, and thermal expansion can occur without causing problems.
The connector shown has flanges and a particle shield of 304 stainless steel. The sleeve is two layers of Teflon-coated fiberglass, which functions up to 500°F.