Compared to conventional bellows-type expansion joints and hard pipe loops, Metraloop exerts a fraction of the anchor load, requires far fewer pipe guides, and takes less space – all significantly reducing overall project costs.

There’s no limit to the thermal applications that Metraloop can handle. It can even be designed with lined hose for high velocity, double-braid for high pressures, and all stainless steel construction for media compatibility.


Made of flexible stainless steel hose and braid, it accommodates lateral offset and angular movement. In a pipe run with axial expansion and contraction, a Metraloop installed in a hanging down configuration with its legs perpendicular to axial movement (Figure 1) can flex laterally. As long as the legs are designed with sufficient live length, the offset amount never exceeds the elastic limit of the hose, enabling it to flex indefinitely.

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Flex Connectors


4", 3", 2.5", 2", 1.5", 1.25", 1", 0.75", 0.5"