Oil Refining

Belleville disc springs are found in many components used in oil refining, such as pipelines, pipe supports, pumps, valves, and actuators.

BelleFlex™ flange bolting can reduce flange leakage in pipelines, thereby lessening waste and downtime. Properly designed and installed, BelleFlex™ flange bolting can reduce maintenance and increase the mean time to failure of gasketed joints. By customizing the Belleville application, for example, incorporating “live loading”, the reliability of the flange joint can be even further improved.

Reliable actuators are essential to keeping oil refining production running smoothly. Since a large number of cycles occur and forces and deflections are critical, actuators may use a variety of Bellevilles, including flange bolting and metric series Bellevilles, to keep joints tight. In addition to our selection in flange bolting, BelleFlex™ stocks a wide range of sizes and materials for metric series Bellevilles and can usually fill orders for common sizes immediately.