American BOA, Inc. - Demanding Applications? Expansion Joints & Pipe

American BOA flexible metal products provide reliable solutions wherever thermal expansion & vibration in piping systems & equipment are an issue. From Petrochemical processing to Industrial Gases, Pulp/Paper to Oil/Gas distribution, BOA expansion joints are used in a wide variety of applications to compensate for thermal pipe expansion or contraction & to absorb equipment vi... (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Expansion Joints for Power Generation Systems

American BOA supplied the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) at Wilsonville, Alabama with Oversized Single Hinged and Gimbaled Expansion Joint Assemblies. The two ply testable bellows made of Inconel alloy 625 LCF, a 10" thick, Harbison Walker refractory lining, Lightweight ES and an inner and outer bellows insulation for the exact temperature control of the bellows. READ CASE STUDY (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Turbo Expander - Unique Expansion Joint

American BOA supplied a customer with a unique expansion joint for use on a high-pressure turbo expander. The expansion joint was used to isolate the nozzle of the turbo expander from thermal pipe growth in two planes, while also isolating the vibration generated by the expander on the balance of the piping system. READ THE CASE STUDY (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Custom Designed 156” Diameter Expansion Joint

The high temperatures in steel processing require extreme flexibility in the duct systems. American BOA fabricated a large 156" diameter expansion joint for a US steel mill. The bellows were (3 ply x 0.012"wall) 321 stainless steel design in order to provide extreme flexibility for large movements in a flue gas duct system (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Expansion Joints & Flexible Metal Hose

American BOA offers a wide variety of Flexible Metal Hoses & Metal Expanision Joints for demanding industrial processing applications . We are the first manufacturer world wide, to comply with the ISO 10380 performance specification for dynamic cycling in excess of 50,000 cycles (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Expansion Joints & Piping for Chemical Processing

American BOA flexible metal products provide reliable solutions wherever thermal expansion and vibration in piping systems and equipment are a concern. BOA expansion joints are used in a wide variety of applications to compensate for thermal pipe expansion or contraction & to absorb equipment vibration/pipe motions. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Hydroformed Metal Bellows Custom & Standard

Custom and standard hydroformed metal bellows and assemblies. We offer over 60 years experience in the design of single and multiply bellows in various materials and sizes from 3/8 inch diameter and larger. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Power Generation Expansion Joints

From single expansion joints to custom fabricated piping systems American BOA has expertise in the Power Generation sector.With In-house testing in our state of the art lab we do customer specific expansion joint testing, including: High and Low-Frequency fatigue testing, Heat Transfer Testing, Spring Rate Testing, Bellows Burst Testing, Movement Capability Testing (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Safety Relief Valve Vent Connectors

Steam is one of the most common carriers of energy, used to drive turbines & provide heat for industrial processes and communities. It drives locomotives and catapults planes from aircraft carriers. In these steam systems, with pressures > 2000 psi & temperatures > 1000°F safety relief valves ensure that steam is vented before pressure peaks can damage equipment. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Flexible Piping Solutions for Solar Power

BOA Group Solar Tech products are essential for many solar power plants. The flexible elements compensate for thermal expansion (axial, lateral and angular movements), vibration & assembly misalignment. The parts allow for easy installation/dis-assembly, while requiring only minimum space, assuring long life and easy maintenance for solar power plants (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Avoided Welded Hose Assembly Problems

In a paper mill high frequency low amplitude vibration had resulted in average welded hose assembly life of 3 weeks. The Crimp-Tite® assembly is still in operation months after installation. It extends hose life, as no heat is applied to the metal and resists corrosion more than welded assemblies, solving issues that traditional welded metal hose cannot handle. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Braided Metal Hose Technology Solves Problem

Problem: Oil Filtration Systems, Inc. (OFS) experienced premature failure on the welded connection for the discharge of oil from the tower to the pump on their filtration equipment. American BOA's patented Crimp-Tite® metal hose and fitting system addressed this issue and has been found to be superior for dampening vibration. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Multi-Ply Engine Exhaust Expansion Joints

American BOA's unique multi-ply bellows design proves to be exceptionally effective in absorbing thermal expansion & vibration in engine and compressor piping systems. Advantages include Flexibility, Lower Thrust Forces and Longer Cycle Life (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Crimp-Tite™ isolates & conveys hydraulic fluid

When you need hose that handles difficult applications you need Crimp-Tite™ This new, patented crimp-style fitting system makes inherently reliable braided metal hose assemblies. It extends hose life, as no heat is applied to the metal and resists corrosion more than welded assemblies (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Crimp-Tite™ Hose handles challenging applications

A new, patented crimp-style fitting system makes inherently reliable braided metal hose assemblies. It extends hose life, as no heat is applied to the metal and resists corrosion more than welded assemblies, and helps solve issues that traditional welded metal hose cannot handle (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Designing Expansion Joints for Piping Systems

Expansion joints are engineered components which require careful attention when designing a piping system. To see in depth information that will help you as a system designer select the most appropriate expansion joint for your application read more here (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Specialized Expansion Joints for Marine Engines

Northrop Grumman Avondale Industries recently contracted with American BOA to design and build the expansion joints required for the T-AKR Sealift vessels powered by diesel engines. The LMSR's (Large, Medium-speed, Roll-on/Roll-off) ships can carry an entire US Army Task Force, including 58 tanks, 48 other track vehicles, plus more than 900 trucks and other wheeled vehicles. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Metal bellows expansion joints, dia 3/8" to 20'

Used in a wide variety of piping applications from Power Gen to Petro-Chem & Shipbuilding to Pulp/Paper, compensating for thermal pipe expansion/contraction, and absorbing equipment vibration or pipe motions. Single, multiply & two-ply testable bellows crafted in stainless steels, nickel based alloys, titanium, aluminum and many others. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - “Racetrack” Bellows

American BOA has developed forming techniques that eliminate manually welded longitudinal seams on oval bellows. The tubes are machine-welded prior to forming, utilizing the latest welding techniques and equipment. Oval shaped bellows are typically manufactured by utilizing round bellows that are cut in half and welded to straight bellows profiles which form the side-rails. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Metal Bellows

BOA manufactures custom and standard hydroformed metal bellows and assemblies. They offer over 50 years experience in the design of single and multiply bellows in various materials and sizes from 3/8 inch diameter and larger. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Flexible Metal Hoses

Utilizing "State of the Art" manufacturing techniques, BOA offers superior flexing solutions. Metal hoses are available in a variety of 300 series stainless steels and high nickel alloys, from 3/16" thru 12" nominal inside diameters. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - Flexible Tubes

IWK stainless steel flexible tubes are used in a variety of engine applications. (read more)

American BOA, Inc. - High Vacuum and Cryogenic Connectors

BOA TORRI flexible vacuum connectors and couplings comply with the industry's highest manufacturing and quality standards. Cryogenic bellows and connectors are designed on application for pressure and liquefied transfer requirements for helium, nitrogen, and other gases. Vacuum jacketed assemblies are also available. (read more)