A careful inspection of the entire piping systems shall be made with particular emphasis on the following: -
Are anchors, guides and supports installed in accordance with the system drawings?
Is the proper Expansion Joint in the proper location?
Is the Expansion Joint’s flow direction and pre-positioning correct?
Have all of the Expansion Joint shipping devices been removed?
Are all guides, pipe supports and the Expansion Joints free to permit pipe movement?
Has any Expansion Joint been damaged during handling and installation?
Is any Expansion Joint misaligned? Measuring the Joint overall length, inspection of the convolution geometry and checking clearances at critical points on the Expansion Joint and at other points in the system can determine this.
Are the Bellows and other movable portion of the Expansion Joint free of foreign material?