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Fabric Expansion Joints, Metal Expansion Joints and Rubber Expansion Joints

Park Allé 34,
DK-6600 Vejen,

With more than 45 years’ experience in the industry, KE-Burgmann is one of the leading suppliers of fabric expansion joints, metal expansion joints, and metal bellows and rubber expansion joints worldwide. Expansion joints are incorporated into pipe and duct systems to take up thermal expansion, pressure, vibration and misalignment, thereby preventing damage to the pipe-work or ducting system.

Expansion joints are vital components in most energy and industrial plants today. They are installed in air and flue gas duct systems in all power plants, FGD systems, gas turbine systems, diesel engine installations, petrochemical and chemical plants, incinerators, pump systems, cement works, steel works, on and offshore systems, ships and cruise vessels, etc.

Fabric expansion joints

KE® fabric expansion joints are customized to the customer’s individual needs from a variety of fabric materials, all specially developed for the use in high-temperature applications or aggressive environments. For this reason, fabric expansion joints from KE-Burgmann offer almost unlimited flexibility and numerous design possibilities for special demands. A full range of fabric expansion joints is available.

Metal expansion joints and metal bellows

Bredan® metal expansion joints and metal bellows from KE-Burgmann are manufactured as round or rectangular, single or multi-layer designs and in a wide variety of steel qualities. A metal expansion joint consists of a metal bellows and metal flanges.

Fabric expansion joints (Combine-x) for heavy-duty gas turbine systems, exhaust side.
Service crew at work on installing special fabric expansion joint (Fluachem) in a highly aggressive environment.
Installation of 16 metal expansion joints (clamshells) as pipe penetration seals on natural gas fired power station in the US.
Large DFS type KE-Masterflex rubber expansion joint installed on desalination plant in the Middle East.
Proven technology – FEM / FEA analyses available as inhouse competence.

The bellows is the central element, made by forming single or multi-layer metal cylinders into annular corrugations, specially engineered for the exact operating parameters of the individual piping system. From very simple designs to highly engineering designs.

All metal bellows are designed and manufactured in strict accordance with EJMA standards unless otherwise specified.

Metal expansion joints

EJS metal expansion joints are the newest edition to KE-Burgmann’s metal expansion joint product program. They are manufactured as round or rectangular, single or multilayered designs, also in a wide variety of steel qualities. The EJS metal expansion joints are highly engineered and accommodate the highest requirements. KE-Burgmann EJS is an approved manufacturer with UOP and holds an ASME certification for pressure vessels.

Rubber expansion joints

Rubber expansion joints are flexible connectors made from natural or synthetic elastomers in which special fabrics are embedded to provide physical reinforcement. They are used in all systems transporting fluids, slurries or gases under pressure over a wide range of temperatures. KE-MASTERFLEX® rubber expansion joints provide the ultimate solution to:

  • Accommodate pressure loads, and isolate vibration
  • Neutralise axial, lateral and angular stresses
  • Reduce noise
  • Compensate for misalignment, and prolong life of motive equipment

KE-MASTERFLEX rubber expansion joints are available in many different high quality elastomers.

Specialist in expansion joints technology

KE-Burgmann is and always has been an important pioneer in expansion joint technology and continues to research new and innovative products and services to provide our partners within the industrial and energy sectors with the best possible solutions. Our portfolio of installations includes, among others, more than 1,000 gas turbine expansion joint installations.

KE-Burgmann is a part of the international EagleBurgmann Group and Freudenberg Group and is represented throughout the world with own subsidiaries, partners and agents. We have a global network of experienced engineers, ready to go to any installation in the world at very short notice.

Wang Noi CCGT Power Plant, Thailand

The combined-cycle Wang Noi power station, comprised of four generating blocks, is now producing 2,710MW of electricity for Thailand's central region.

Futtsu Combined-Cycle Plant, Yokohama

Futtsu combined-cycle power station located in Chiba, Japan, is the world's second biggest natural gas-fired power plant. The 5,040MW power station consists of four CCGT plants commissioned between 1985 and 2010.


The 570MW Avedøre-2 power plant can work from biomass, and incorporates other measures to reduce environmental impa

Lippendorf Power Plant

The Lippendorf power plant in Germany has been modernized and slightly expanded, and is now producing 16,000MW of electr

ISAB Energy IGCC Plant

The 512MW IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) power plant in Priolo, Sicily (Italy) is now operating.

Karita PFBC Power Plant

The world's largest PFBC (Pressurised Fluidised Bed Combustion) began commercial operations in July 2001.

KE-Burgmann to Attend Power Gen International 2009

On 8-10 December 2009, KE-Burgmann USA and KE-Burgmann EJS will be participating at Power Gen International 2009 in Las Vegas. This is the first time that KE-Burgmann EJS, as a new member of the group, will participate at an exhibition under the KE-Burgmann group banner. KE-Burgmann EJS and KE-Bu

24 November 2009

KE-Burgmann Expands Product Portfolio

On 1st August 2009 KE-Burgmann of Denmark, a subsidiary of the EagleBurgmann Group, acquired 100% ownership of American company Expansion Joint Systems (EJS Inc.) based in Santee, California. KE-Burgmann has been among the world's leading producers of fabric, metal and rubber expansion joints for

5 August 2009

KE-Burgmann Launches New Webpage

We are pleased to announce that we have launched a new webpage with new features. The new webpage will provide you with a better overview of our products and services, and new features such as '48 hour ambulance service hotline cotact' and 'The ABC of expansion joints' have been added.<

3 February 2009

Three Oversize Metal Clamshells Completed in Only Four Weeks

KE-Burgmann UK Ltd. were contacted by Conoco Phillips Humber refinery in August 2005 as a leak had been discovered on an expander outlet expansion bellows. This is a DN2000 x 6600mm long double gimbal assembly conveying FCC flue gas at 760 degrees Celsius with each membrane compensating for both

20 September 2006

FLUACHEM(r) Expansion Joints as Chimney Seals in Fibre-Glass Core

EagleBurgmann Czech s.r.o, KE-Burgmann's partner in the Czech Republic, has recently completed a very specialised assembly job, which required the fitting of FLUACHEM(r) FKM expansion joints in a chimney, transporting very aggressive vapours from the production of viscose fibres, at the chemical

20 September 2006

Oversize Expansion Joint Clamshell Repair on UK Offshore Installation

KE-Burgmann UK has successfully completed the first oversize clamshell repair on an offshore installation in the northern North Sea. KE-Burgmann UK was contacted by a Canadian company that operates the majority of the Oil and Gas Installations in the UK sector of the North Sea. Damage h

6 April 2006

NEW: Introducing the intelligent Expansion Joint

KE-Burgmann Vejen, DK presents a novelty in the industry: The Intelligent Expansion Joint Concept! For a long period KE-Burgmann DK has been developing and improving on a new concept: how to monitor and control the performance of expansion joints, and transmit data automatically and ele

6 April 2006

Fire Testing Approval of Rubber Expansion Joints for Marine and Offshore

KE-Burgmann Vejen has successfully tested our KE-Masterflex® rubber expansion joints, D-types from DN 20 up to DN 900 (NB 0.8" up to NB 35") for the requirements needed in order to be approved for use in the marine and offshore sectors. Bureau Veritas was the international approving body. <

10 May 2005

Changi Water Reclamation plant

KE-Burgmann Singapore has delivered 293 pcs. of metal expansion joints to the Changi Water Reclamation plant (C3C) in Singapore. The Changi Water Reclamation plant treats used water to a high standard, cleaning it so well that it may be reused as clean water. The plant has a treatmen

10 May 2005

KE-Burgmann Approved as Supplier to MAN B&W Augsburg

From January 2004 KE-Burgmann Bredan A/S has been approved as supplier to MAN B&W Diesel AG in Augsburg. In 2004, MAN B&W's marine division for 4-stroke engines has placed more than 40 orders for metal expansion joints for installation directly behind the turbo charger. In Sept

8 February 2005

KE-Burgmann A/S

Park Allé 34
DK-6600 Vejen

EagleBurgmann Australia Pty. Ltd.

16 Stennett Road
Ingleburn, NSW 2565

KE-Burgmann Flexibles India Pvt. Ltd

Nagappa Industrial Estate
194, G.N.T. Road
Chennai 600 066

EagleBurgmann Austria GmbH

Vogelweiderstraße 44 a
5020 Salzburg

Feronid Engineering

Tchaika compl., bl. 14, entr. A
9010 Varna

Eagle New Zealand Ltd.

P.O. Box 34 285, Birkenhead
3 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland
New Zealand

EagleBurgmann do Brasil Vedações Industriais Ltda.

Av. Santa Izabel 1721
Barao Geraldo, Caixa Postal 6560
CEP-13084-643 Campinas – SP

KE-Burgmann Middle East

c/o Hammadi Power Services
P.O. Box 49511
Al Mereikhi Tower
Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates

Nortesco Inc.

91 Lindsay Avenue
Dorval Quebec H9P 2S6

Burgmann Pars Sealing Systems Co.

No. 1, Kobab Alley, Pasdaran Ave.

EagleBurgmann Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Calzada de Guadalupe Num. 350-6
Col. El Cerrito, C.P. 54720
Cuautitlan Izcalli, Estado de

KE-Burgmann USA

2100 Conner Road
Suite 200
KY 41048
United States of America

EagleBurgmann Czech s.r.o.

Na Drahách 1364
156 00 Praha 5 Zbraslav
Czech Republic

KE-Burgmann Bredan A/S

Odinsvej 1
6950 Ringkøbing

KE-Burgmann Finland Oy

Ensimmäinen savu
01510 Vantaa

Burgmann S.A.S.

106-108 Route de Cormeilles
ZAC des Perriers, BP 96
78505 Sartrouville Cedex

EagleBurgmann Hungária Kft.

Lejtö utca 6
1124 Budapest

BURGMANN Industries GmbH

Äussere Sauerlacher Str. 6-10
Postfach 12 40
82502 Wolfratshausen

KE-Burgmann Poland Sp. z.o.o

Ul Technikow 40
02-468 Warszawa

EagleBurgmann Italia s.r.l.

Viale Martiri della Liberazione, 12
23875 Osnago (LC)

Nordic Seal

Hegdalringen 19
NO-3261 Larvik

EagleBurgmann Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

No. 7, Lorong SS13/6 B
Off Jalan SS13/6
47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Subang Jaya Industrial Estate

PT EagleBurgmann Indonesia

Jl. Jababeka Blok J6-E
Kawasan Industri Cikarang
Bekasi 17550 – Jawa Barat
P.O. Box – 46, Lippo Cikarang

KE-Burgmann Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Blk. 7, Pioneer Road North # 01-51
Singapore 628459

Mr. M. Itasaka

805 Ninomiya Cho 1-3-2
Chuoh-ku, Kobe 651-0093

KE-Burgmann UK Ltd

Eaton Bank
Cheshire CW12 1NZ
United Kingdom

EagleBurgmann Korea Co. Ltd.

541, Suwolam-Ri
Pyongtaek-Si, Kyongki-Do, 451-


EagleBurgmann Netherlands B.V.

Koningsschot 9
3905 PP Veenendaal
The Netherlands

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