Abstract: A swivel bellows assembly designed to be mounted within a valve housing to provide self-alignment with a valve opening. The bellows assembly comprises a mounting element having a central opening surrounded by a depending, contoured skirt, or wall, a bellows unit having a central contoured well which receives said skirt or wall, and a retainer disc or cup which confines said skirt or wall within said well to permit relative angular adjustment of the bellows unit.
Abstract: A steam trap valve assembly designed to be connected to a steam piping system to trap and remove water of condensation, air and other gasses from the steam piping system while preventing the escape of steam therethrough. The assembly comprises a housing having an upper inlet and a lower outlet, a buoyant float element within the housing and movable between raised, outlet-open position and lowered, outlet-closed position in which it seals the outlet in the absence of sufficient condensate in the housing to float the buoyant element. The float element is connected to the housing by means of a thermostatic member which maintains the float element in a raised, outlet-open position when cool but which releases the float element into lowered position, when heated, to seal the outlet in the absence of sufficient condensate in the housing to float the buoyant element.
Abstract: Flexible welded metal bellows comprising a plurality of diaphragms comprising flexible metal annuli free plates or rings having similar inner and outer diameters, alternate pairs of said plates having their outer and inner peripheries, respectively, welded to each other to form a fluid-tight connection therebetween. The invention comprises interposing and welding a metal annuli spacer plate or ring between at least one adjacent pair of said flexible free plates to space the free plates from each other and to prevent or reduce the pressure contact between the adjacent welds when the bellows is retracted.