Markets & Applications

Power Generation

Fulton Bellows stands at the forefront of the power generation industry, revolutionizing it through innovative bellows technology. In power generation, accurate control of pressure, temperature, and fluid flow is paramount. Fulton Bellows offers a comprehensive range of regulators designed specifically for power generation applications. Our pressure regulators ensure stable and reliable pressure control within various power generation systems, optimizing efficiency and ensuring operational safety.

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Additionally, our temperature regulators enable precise temperature management, safeguarding equipment and enhancing overall performance. Meanwhile, our flow regulators facilitate the controlled flow of fluids, maintaining optimal operating conditions and maximizing energy generation.

Our products find wide-ranging applications, particularly in the plumbing and boiler segments, where water and steam are integral to the power generation process. Our bellows technology ensures seamless operation and efficient heat transfer within these systems. The flexibility and durability of our bellows enable precise control over fluid flow, pressure, and temperature, promoting optimal performance in power generation applications.

Within diesel and natural gas-fired ground turbines, Fulton Bellows’ high-pressure bellows applications are deployed in fuel staging valves. These valves play a critical role in managing the combustion process by controlling the fuel flow and distribution within the turbine. Our bellows technology provides the necessary resilience to withstand high pressures, ensuring precise fuel delivery and efficient turbine performance.

Basic and Common Applications

Shaft Seal

Prevents leakage around a revolving shaft. Spring pressure holds nose of seal against shoulder on shaft. Another type rotates with shaft and seals against a stationary plate.

Pressure Motors

Convert pressure effects into controlled movement or force. Pressure may be applied inside the bellows or outside the bellows in a cup structure, the latter being preferred. The floating head is usually provided with a limit stop when overload protection is needed.

Flexible Joint

Provides a means to seal a flexible joint or mechanical movement of levers, linkage, etc. against leakage where the movement must be conveyed outside enclosure. “P” optimum position of pivot.

Aneroid Assemblies

An aneroid assembly is a pressure motor where one side of a bellows assembly (inside the assembly illustrated) is evacuated to form a constant reference pressure against which the changing pressure on the other side is measured and used to produce predictable stroke. A spring for rate control and a stop to prevent excessive stroke from the resulting one atmosphere pressure differential usually are required.

Expansion Chamber

This type of assembly is employed to absorb thermal or pressure expansion. With suitable heads, it may be used as a reservoir for a liquid or gas. Examples: Oil reservoir for electrical cable joint and thermal expansion compensators on oil-filled transformers.

Thermostatic Motors

Similar to pressure motors. Pressure supplied by a sealed fill of thermo-sensitive liquid or gas. Thermal effect may be received either on the bellows element direct or at a remote bulb for transmission through flexible tubing. Widely used to operate valves, switches, etc., in response to temperature changes.

Remote Transmission

Two bellows assemblies joined by a tube for hydraulic transmission of motion or power. With bellows system solid filled, linear motion of one bellows is transmitted instantly and in equal degree to remote bellows, both bellows being provided with limit stops when overload protection is needed.

Expansion Joints

Packless and leakless construction is used to absorb thermal expansion of pipe lines carrying steam, water, etc., or, to absorb vibration or provide a flexible connection.

Packless Construction

Diagram illustrates packless valve construction. Same principle is used to seal steam movement or adjustment in many types of apparatus.