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# Pressfit Pipes - Expansion Loops

## Temperature expansion loops with pressfit piping.

Proper allowance in the pipe line is important to eliminate undue stress from thermal expansion.

### Z-Shaped Expansion Compensator

Minimum leg length of Z-shaped pressfit piping temperature expansion loops:

### U-Shaped Expansion Compensator

Minimum leg length of U-shaped pressfit piping temperature expansion loops:

• 1 in (inch) = 25.4 mm = 0.0254 m = 0.08333 ft

## Related Topics

• ### Temperature Expansion

Thermal expansion and expansion coefficients. Expansion pipes and tubes made of stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, plastics and more.

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