V-Loop Expansion Joint

Metraloop

The Metraflex V-Loop can be used for both seismic and thermal applications.  Like all the products in the Metraloop family of products, the V-Loop does not develop thrust loads and this results in almost eliminating the need for guides, simplifying…

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Product Highlights

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Product Description

The Metraflex V-Loop can be used for both seismic and thermal applications.  Like all the products in the Metraloop family of products, the V-Loop does not develop thrust loads and this results in almost eliminating the need for guides, simplifying anchor design when compared to in line bellows expansion joints.

The Metraloop V-loop has many of the advantages of the standard Metraloop expansion joint.  Although it has a longer footprint, it also has a shorter offset than a Metraloop, allowing installation in tighter spaces.

One operational difference between the Metraloop and the V-Loop is that the return fitting on a V-Loop will move much more than on a Metraloop.

Options

  • Liners for high velocity or abrasive material
  • Exterior coatings for protection in corrosive environments.
  • Double braided for high pressure or steam applications.
  • Any fitting that can be welded or brazed to can be used.

Refer to table for temperature and pressure ratings.

Product Highlights

  • Absorbs both thermal growth and seismic movement in piping systems
  • Does not develop thrust loads like in line bellows, resulting in very low anchor loads and guiding requirements.
  • It takes up less space and takes less time to install than a hard pipe loop.
  • Capable of movement in all directions
  • Available in stock and custom configuration up to 36” diameter
  • Proudly made in the USA

Additional Resources

V-LOOP FLANGED ENDS

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Pipe Size Model # Movement End to End Length PSI Anchor Load 3D
Drawing
2″ VLF40200 ±2″ 25-7/8″ 11-1/4″ 500 82 Revit/CAD
VLF60200 ±3″ 29″ 12-7/8″ Revit/CAD
VLF80200 ±4″ 31-3/4″ 14-1/4″ Revit/CAD
2-1/2″ VLF40250 ±2″ 31-1/8″ 13-3/8″ 387 87 Revit/CAD
VLF60250 ±3″ 34-3/4″ 15-1/4″ Revit/CAD
VLF80250 ±4″ 38″ 16-7/8″ Revit/CAD
3″ VLF40300 ±2″ 33-3/4″ 14-1/2″ 288 93 Revit/CAD
VLF60300 ±3″ 37-5/8″ 16-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLF80300 ±4″ 41″ 18-1/8″ Revit/CAD
4″ VLF40400 ±2″ 39-1/2″ 16-3/4″ 232 127 Revit/CAD
VLF60400 ±3″ 43-3/4″ 18-7/8″ Revit/CAD
VLF80400 ±4″ 47-3/8″ 20-3/4″ Revit/CAD
5″ VLF40500 ±2″ 45″ 18-7/8″ 200 214 Revit/CAD
VLF60500 ±3″ 49-5/8″ 21-1/8″ Revit/CAD
VLF80500 ±4″ 53-1/2″ 23-1/8″ Revit/CAD
6″ VLF40600 ±2″ 50-7/8″ 21″ 170 228 Revit/CAD
VLF60600 ±3″ 55-7/8″ 23-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLF80600 ±4″ 60″ 25-5/8″ Revit/CAD
8″ VLF40800 ±2″ 60-5/8″ 24-3/8″ 212 312 Revit/CAD
VLF60800 ±3″ 65-3/4″ 27″ Revit/CAD
VLF80800 ±4″ 70-1/8″ 29-1/8″ Revit/CAD
10″ VLF41000 ±2″ 71-3/4″ 28-1/2″ 175 345 Revit/CAD
VLF61000 ±3″ 77-5/8″ 31-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLF81000 ±4″ 82-1/2″ 33-7/8″ Revit/CAD
12″ VLF41200 ±2″ 82-3/4″ 32-1/2″ 160 399 Revit/CAD
VLF61200 ±3″ 89-1/8″ 35-3/4″ Revit/CAD
VLF81200 ±4″ 94-1/2″ 38-3/8″ Revit/CAD

V-LOOP GROOVED ENDS

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Pipe Size Model # Movement End to End Length PSI Anchor Load 3D
Drawing
2″ VLG40200 ±2″ 31-3/8″ 11-1/4″ 500 82 Revit/CAD
VLG60200 ±3″ 34-1/2″ 12-7/8″ Revit/CAD
VLG80200 ±4″ 37-1/4″ 14-1/4″ Revit/CAD
2-1/2″ VLG40250 ±2″ 36-5/8″ 13-3/8″ 387 87 Revit/CAD
VLG60250 ±3″ 40-1/4″ 15-1/4″ Revit/CAD
VLG80250 ±4″ 43-1/2″ 16-7/8″ Revit/CAD
3″ VLG40300 ±2″ 39-1/4″ 14-1/2″ 288 93 Revit/CAD
VLG60300 ±3″ 43-1/8″ 16-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLG80300 ±4″ 46-1/2″ 18-1/8″ Revit/CAD
4″ VLG40400 ±2″ 45″ 16-3/4″ 232 127 Revit/CAD
VLG60400 ±3″ 49-1/4″ 18-7/8″ Revit/CAD
VLG80400 ±4″ 52-7/8″ 20-3/4″ Revit/CAD
5″ VLG40500 ±2″ 50-1/2″ 18-7/8″ 200 214 Revit/CAD
VLG60500 ±3″ 55-1/8″ 21-1/8″ Revit/CAD
VLG80500 ±4″ 59″ 23-1/8″ Revit/CAD
6″ VLG40600 ±2″ 56-3/8″ 21″ 170 228 Revit/CAD
VLG60600 ±3″ 61-3/8″ 23-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLG80600 ±4″ 65-1/2″ 25-5/8″ Revit/CAD
8″ VLG40800 ±2″ 68-1/8″ 24-3/8″ 212 312 Revit/CAD
VLG60800 ±3″ 73-1/4″ 27″ Revit/CAD
VLG80800 ±4″ 77-5/8″ 29-1/8″ Revit/CAD
10″ VLG41000 ±2″ 79-1/4″ 28-1/2″ 175 345 Revit/CAD
VLG61000 ±3″ 85-1/8″ 31-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLG81000 ±4″ 90″ 33-7/8″ Revit/CAD
12″ VLG41200 ±2″ 90-1/4″ 32-1/2″ 160 399 Revit/CAD
VLG61200 ±3″ 96-5/8″ 35-3/4″ Revit/CAD
VLG81200 ±4″ 102″ 38-3/8″ Revit/CAD

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Pipe Size Model # Movement End to End Length PSI Anchor Load 3D
Drawing
1/2″ VLS40050 ±2″ 15-1/8″ 7″ 566 35 Revit/CAD
VLS60050 ±3″ 17-3/8″ 8-1/8″ Revit/CAD
VLS80050 ±4″ 19-1/4″ 9″ Revit/CAD
3/4″ VLS40075 ±2″ 17-7/8″ 8-1/8″ 468 41 Revit/CAD
VLS60075 ±3″ 20-1/4″ 9-1/4″ Revit/CAD
VLS80075 ±4″ 22-1/4″ 10-1/4″ Revit/CAD
1″ VLS40100 ±2″ 20-7/8″ 9-3/8″ 334 46 Revit/CAD
VLS60100 ±3″ 23-1/2″ 10-5/8″ Revit/CAD
VLS80100 ±4″ 25-3/4″ 11-3/4″ Revit/CAD
1-1/4″ VLS40125 ±2″ 23-3/8″ 10-1/2″ 306 65 Revit/CAD
VLS60125 ±3″ 26-1/4″ 12″ Revit/CAD
VLS80125 ±4″ 28-3/4″ 13-1/4″ Revit/CAD
1-1/2″ VLS40150 ±2″ 25-1/8″ 11-1/4″ 297 68 Revit/CAD
VLS60150 ±3″ 28-1/8″ 12-3/4″ Revit/CAD
VLS80150 ±4″ 30-3/4″ 14-1/8″ Revit/CAD
2″ VLS40200 ±2″ 27-3/4″ 12-3/8″ 210 82 Revit/CAD
VLS60200 ±3″ 31-1/4″ 14/1/8″ Revit/CAD
VLS80200 ±4″ 34-1/8″ 15-5/8″ Revit/CAD
2-1/2″ VLS40250 ±2″ 32″ 14-1/4″ 194 87 Revit/CAD
VLS60250 ±3″ 35-7/8″ 16-1/8″ Revit/CAD
VLS80250 ±4″ 39-1/8″ 17-3/4″ Revit/CAD
3″ VLS40300 ±2″ 34-1/8″ 15-1/4″ 166 93 Revit/CAD
VLS60300 ±3″ 38-1/8″ 17-1/4″ Revit/CAD
VLS80300 ±4″ 41-5/8″ 19″ Revit/CAD
4″ VLS40400 ±2″ 39-1/8″ 17-3/8″ 109 127 Revit/CAD
VLS60400 ±3″ 43-3/8″ 19-1/4″ Revit/CAD
VLS80400 ±4″ 47″ 21″ Revit/CAD

V-LOOP THREAD ENDS

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Pipe Size Model # Movement End to End Length PSI Anchor Load 3D
Drawing
1/2″ VLT40050 ±2″ 21-1/8″ 6-3/4″ 1100 35 Revit/CAD
VLT60050 ±3″ 23-1/4″ 7-3/4″ Revit/CAD
VLT80050 ±4″ 25″ 8-3/4″ Revit/CAD
3/4″ VLT40075 ±2″ 23-1/4″ 7-3/4″ 792 41 Revit/CAD
VLT60075 ±3″ 25-3/4″ 9″ Revit/CAD
VLT80075 ±4″ 27-3/4″ 10″ Revit/CAD
1″ VLT40100 ±2″ 24-3/8″ 8-3/8″ 571 46 Revit/CAD
VLT60100 ±3″ 26-7/8″ 9-5/8″ Revit/CAD
VLT80100 ±4″ 29″ 10-3/4″ Revit/CAD
1-1/4″ VLT40125 ±2″ 26-1/8″ 9-1/8″ 531 65 Revit/CAD
VLT60125 ±3″ 28-7/8″ 10-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLT80125 ±4″ 31-1/4″ 11-5/8″ Revit/CAD
1-1/2″ VLT40150 ±2″ 28″ 9-7/8″ 472 68 Revit/CAD
VLT60150 ±3″ 30-7/8″ 11-3/8″ Revit/CAD
VLT80150 ±4″ 33-3/8″ 12-1/2″ Revit/CAD
2″ VLT40200 ±2″ 31-3/8″ 11-1/4″ 500 82 Revit/CAD
VLT60200 ±3″ 34-1/2″ 12-7/8″ Revit/CAD
VLT80200 ±4″ 37-1/4″ 14-1/4″ Revit/CAD
2-1/2″ VLT40250 ±2″ 36-5/8″ 13-3/8 387 87 Revit/CAD
VLT60250 ±3″ 40-1/4″ 15-1/4″ Revit/CAD
VLT80250 ±4″ 43-1/2″ 16-7/8″ Revit/CAD
3″ VLT40300 ±2″ 39-1/4″ 14-1/2″ 288 93 Revit/CAD
VLT60300 ±3″ 43-1/8″ 16-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLT80300 ±4″ 46-1/2″ 18-1/8″ Revit/CAD
4″ VLT40400 ±2″ 47″ 16-3/4″ 232 127 Revit/CAD
VLT60400 ±3″ 51-1/4″ 18-7/8″ Revit/CAD
VLT80400 ±4″ 54-7/8″ 20-3/4″ Revit/CAD

V-LOOP WELD ENDS

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Pipe Size Model # Movement End to End Length PSI Anchor Load 3D
Drawing
1/2″ VLW40050 ±2″ 15-1/8″ 6-3/4″ 1100 35 Revit/CAD
VLW60050 ±3″ 17-1/4″ 7-3/4″ Revit/CAD
VLW80050 ±4″ 19″ 8-3/4″ Revit/CAD
3/4″ VLW40075 ±2″ 17-1/4″ 7-3/4″ 792 41 Revit/CAD
VLW60075 ±3″ 19-3/4″ 9″ Revit/CAD
VLW80075 ±4″ 21-3/4″ 10″ Revit/CAD
1″ VLW40100 ±2″ 18-3/8″ 8-3/8″ 571 46 Revit/CAD
VLW60100 ±3″ 20-7/8″ 9-5/8″ Revit/CAD
VLW80100 ±4″ 23″ 10-3/4″ Revit/CAD
1-1/4″ VLW40125 ±2″ 20-1/8″ 9-1/8″ 531 65 Revit/CAD
VLW60125 ±3″ 22-7/8″ 10-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLW80125 ±4″ 25-1/4″ 11-5/8″ Revit/CAD
1-1/2″ VLW40150 ±2″ 22″ 9-7/8″ 472 68 Revit/CAD
VLW60150 ±3″ 24-7/8″ 11-3/8″ Revit/CAD
VLW80150 ±4″ 27-3/8″ 12-1/2″ Revit/CAD
2″ VLW40200 ±2″ 25-3/8″ 11-1/4″ 500 82 Revit/CAD
VLW60200 ±3″ 28-1/2″ 12-7/8″ Revit/CAD
VLW80200 ±4″ 31-1/4″ 14-1/4″ Revit/CAD
2-1/2″ VLW40250 ±2″ 30-5/8″ 13-3/8″ 387 87 Revit/CAD
VLW60250 ±3″ 34-1/4″ 15-1/4″ Revit/CAD
VLW80250 ±4″ 37-1/2″ 16-7/8″ Revit/CAD
3″ VLW40300 ±2″ 33-1/4″ 14-1/2″ 288 93 Revit/CAD
VLW60300 ±3″ 37-1/8″ 16-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLW80300 ±4″ 40-1/2″ 18-1/8″ Revit/CAD
4″ VLW40400 ±2″ 39″ 16-3/4″ 232 127 Revit/CAD
VLW60400 ±3″ 43-1/4″ 18-7/8″ Revit/CAD
VLW80400 ±4″ 46-7/8″ 20-3/4″ Revit/CAD
5″ VLW40500 ±2″ 44-1/2″ 18-7/8″ 200 214 Revit/CAD
VLW60500 ±3″ 49-1/8″ 21-1/8″ Revit/CAD
VLW80500 ±4″ 53″ 23-1/8″ Revit/CAD
6″ VLW40600 ±2″ 50-3/8″ 21″ 170 228 Revit/CAD
VLW60600 ±3″ 55-3/8″ 23-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLW80600 ±4″ 59-1/2″ 25-5/8″ Revit/CAD
8″ VLW40800 ±2″ 60-1/8″ 24-3/8″ 212 312 Revit/CAD
VLW60800 ±3″ 65-1/4″ 27″ Revit/CAD
VLW80800 ±4″ 69-5/8″ 29-1/8″ Revit/CAD
10″ VLW41000 ±2″ 71-1/4″ 28-1/2″ 175 345 Revit/CAD
VLW61000 ±3″ 77-1/8″ 31-1/2″ Revit/CAD
VLW81000 ±4″ 82″ 33-7/8″ Revit/CAD
12″ VLW41200 ±2″ 82-1/4″ 32-1/2″ 160 399 Revit/CAD
VLW61200 ±3″ 88-5/8″ 35-3/4″ Revit/CAD
VLW81200 ±4″ 94″ 38-3/8″ Revit/CAD

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