Flexible metal sleeve

FIELD: technology for making metal sleeves used under conditions of high temperatures and aggressive environments, for example, in metallurgy for feeding oxygen into oxygen converter, in automobile engineering in systems for discharging exhaust gases of automobiles.

SUBSTANCE: flexible metal sleeve contains bellows mated with sleeve and metallic armor and barrel positioned coaxially on their external surface. Inside the armor on mated end of recess of corrugation of bellows cut ring is positioned. Mated rectilinear portion of corrugation of bellows is held between ring and end surface of sleeve. Ends of bellows and sleeve are connected by welded seam, made on side surface of sleeve and ring along the edge of clamped section of bellows. In particular case of realization of metal sleeve, width of cut ring is equal to width of recess of corrugation of bellows, and its thickness is equal to length of rectilinear portion of corrugation of bellows, while armor, barrel and sleeve are connected by single welded seam.

EFFECT: production of quality welded seam of bellows to flange due to prevented burn-through defects while simultaneously decreasing requirements to qualification of welder.

3 cl, 2 dwg

 

The invention relates to the production of metal hoses used in conditions of high temperatures and aggressive environments, for example in the steel industry to supply oxygen in an oxygen Converter, automotive systems exhaust gases of automobiles.

One of the important aspects in the design of flexible metal hose is the tightness of the connection of its elements, in particular flexible shell-bellows valves (flange, fitting and so on). The most reliable connections for tightness gives the welding elements. However, the main problem in obtaining high-quality welded joints of thin-walled shells with massive detail is overheating subtle details that may cause undesired change in the structure of the seam or the formation of burns. The prior art technical solutions aimed at obtaining a tight connection of the bellows to the valve.

For example, there is a construction site, including the bellows and the valve (flange)connected by welding with the use of technological rings, clamping the joined end of the bellows, parallel to its axis, to the side surface of the flange (see SU 1609591 A1, IPC 23 To 31/00, 30.11.1990). The welded seam is made perpendicular to the axis of the bellows and the wall at the junction. With this arrangement of the structural elements and n is the arc Board upon receipt of a welded joint is uneven heat of the welding arc, which can lead to burn-through subtle details.

You know the connection of the bellows to the valve, in which the end of the thin part is clamped between the ring and the sleeve, with a weld bead formed along the wall of the bellows and parallel to the axis of the bellows (see SU 1648665 A1, IPC 23 To 9/167, 15.05.1991). This location of the weld allows you to provide more uniform heat dissipation and to avoid burnout. However, as in the first and in the second of the solutions for the connection of the bellows sleeve is required rectilinear wall section of the bellows is quite considerable length, which requires additional operations in the process.

As the closest technical solution, taking into account the characteristics of its purpose can be considered as flexible metal hose, opened in EN 2133999 C1 IPC F 16 L 27/10, 20.07.1999 containing bellows, sostykovany with adapter, coaxial placed against the outer surface of the metal braid and a glass. However, this design does not use welding for the connection of the bellows flange that does not guarantee the tightness of the hose.

The objective of the invention is to increase the tightness and reliability of the connection elements of the conduit.

The technical result, provide a solution to this problem, is to obtain high-quality welded joint bellows is with fitting due to the exclusion of burns while reducing requirements for the qualification of welder.

This technical result is achieved due to the fact that the flexible hose containing connected to the fitting bellows and coaxially placed against the outer surface of the metal braid and a glass according to the invention, equipped with a split ring installed inside the first from the joined end of the troughs of the corrugations of the bellows, while abutting a straight line segment of the corrugations of the bellows is clamped between the ring and the end surface of the fitting, and the bellows and fittings joined by the weld seam is made on the lateral surface of the fitting and rings along the edge of the clamped section of the bellows.

In particular, if you run conduit width of the split ring is equal to the width of the troughs of the corrugations of the bellows, and its thickness is the length of the straight part of the corrugations of the bellows and the metal braid, glass, and a fitting connected to a single welded seam.

The present invention is illustrated in the accompanying graphics.

Figure 1 shows a section through the end portion of the conduit.

Figure 2 - split ring.

The hose has the following structure.

A flexible membrane in the form of bellows 1 has a cavity 2, forming corrugations are made with straight sections 3, perpendicular to the axis of the bellows. First from the joined end of the bellows cavity 2 posted by split ring 4. In affect, the, first from the joined end of the straight section 3 of the corrugations of the bellows 1 (end wall of the bellows) is placed between the split ring 4 and the end surface of the fitting 5. Weld 6 provided on the side surface of the fitting 5 and the ring 4 on the edge of the straight part 3 of the corrugations of the bellows 1. On the outer surface of the stacked bellows 1 and the fitting 5 is coaxially installed metal sheath 9 and the glass 7. Items 5, 6 and 7 are connected together on a single welded corner seam 8. All components are made of stainless steel. The wall thickness of the bellows is of the order of 0.2-0.3 mm, the Width of the split ring 4 is equal to the width of the trench 2 of the corrugations of the bellows 1, and its thickness is the length of the straight part 3 of the corrugations of the bellows 1.

The hose Assembly is as follows.

The ends of the split ring 4 is slightly diluted along its axis and "screwed" him from the first end of the cavity 2 of the bellows 1, and then connect the ends of the ring 4 and brew them. The fitting 5, the ring 4 and placed between a straight line segment 3 of the corrugations of the bellows 1 draw between a technological clamps, after which the side surface of the fitting 5 and the ring 6 along the edges of the clamped section 3 of the corrugations of the bellows 1 argon-arc welding performing a weld seam 6. The side surface of the fitting 5 and a split ring 4 pretreated with getting you blunt in the zone of the welded joint. The bellows 1 and the fitting 5 wear a wire metal braid 9 and the Cup 7, which connect with each other and with the fitting 5 TIG welding with obtaining a fillet weld 8.

The design of the conduit provides favorable conditions for high quality welding as the welding arc is directed perpendicular to the axis of the bellows along the thin end wall of the bellows, which in this case is sandwiched between two relatively massive parts (fitting and ring), which provides a symmetrical and uniform heat removal from the bellows. The possibility of burn-through of the bellows is reduced marriage tightness. In addition, it decreases the dependency of the quality of the welding on the skills and the mental and physical condition of the welder.

1. Flexible metal hose containing connected to the fitting bellows and coaxially placed against the outer surface of the metal braid and a glass, characterized in that it is provided with a split ring installed inside the first from the joined end of the troughs of the corrugations of the bellows, while abutting a straight line segment of the corrugations of the bellows is clamped between the ring and the end surface of the fitting, and the bellows and fittings joined by the weld seam is made on the lateral surface of the fitting and rings along the edge of the clamped section of the bellows.

2. The hose according to claim 1, otlichalis the same time, that the width of the split ring is equal to the width of the troughs of the corrugations of the bellows, and its thickness is the length of the straight part of the corrugations of the bellows.

3. The hose according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the metal braid, glass, and a fitting connected to a single welded seam.



 

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