Bellows Expansion in Chilled Water Line System
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Engineering, Quality Assurance, Work Management/Planning

An expansion of the bellows during a test procedure caused movement of the lines in a new chilled water system, leading to extensive damage of the system. The piping system and bellows were not assembled according to the design specifications. The specifications required alignment guides in proximity of the expansion joints.

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