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expansion loop[ik′span·shən ′lüp]
A complete loop installed in a pipeline to mitigate the effect of expansion or contraction of the line.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
expansion bend, expansion loop
A bend (usually in the form of a horseshoe or ?) which is inserted in a pipe run to provide for the expansion of the pipe resulting from a temperature change.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* Complete removal or significant reduction in the number of required expansion loops compared to a stainless steel solution.
Without spool optimization the application of the 9% nickel pipe material was found to reduce the number of expansion loops by more than three-fold compared to stainless steel pipelines.
Specifically, the project calls for the installation of the 29 km (18 miles) of 24-inch pipeline, three risers, three expansion loops
, and the subsea tie-in.