LIFTING & HANDLING

Lift only with designated lifting lugs.

Do not use chains or any other handling devices directly on Bellows element or Bellows Cover.

Do not use Shipping bars (painted in yellow) to lift the Expansion Joint. They are not designed to lift the Expansion Joint.

Never lift an unrestrained Bellows / Expansion Joint. Doing so will result in damage and the unit will fail in service.

For Expansion Joints not provided with lifting lugs (less than 250 kgs.) the best lifting method should be evaluated at the time of installation.

Do not remove the shipping bars (painted in yellow) till the completion of installation including all pipe restraints.