Mechanical Joint Coupled Joint Pipe
Mechanical Joint Coupled Joint Pipe

Product Description

The Mechanical Joint (MJ) Coupled Joint offers a method of providing joint restraint with a standard mechanical joint socket of a pipe, fitting, valve or other product. It is available in sizes 4" through 12" with a pressure rating of 350 psi and deflection capability up to 2 1⁄2°, and in 14" through 48" with a pressure rating of 250 psi intended for installation in essentially straight alignment. Check AMERICAN if larger sizes or greater deflections are desired. The MJ Coupled Joint is commonly used as a method of joint restraint for mechanical joint all-bell fittings and especially to restrain MJ valves.

The joint material consists of a standard mechanical joint gasket and a standard ductile iron joint gland. The restraint gland1 is ductile iron and is factory assembled on the pipe behind a welded-on 1⁄2" square alloy steel retaining ring. Coupling nuts, studs, tee-head bolts and nuts, and retaining ring are all alloy steel. Tee-head bolts are special-length bolts.

Note: It is sometimes possible to provide for field-cutting and positive, even “drop-in” field-adaptable restraint in restrained piping areas by using modified MJ Coupled joints where the weld ring and restraint gland are intentionally moved farther away from the joint, and the standard short studs of the joint are replaced by longer threaded rods in the field. Threaded rods, of course, can also be cut to suit in the field. Similar effect can also be accomplished utilizing standard fabricated, stuffing-box couplings and similarly modified “Coupling Gland Ends.” Contact AMERICAN for additional information on this.

1 The restraint gland for 30"-48" sizes is a substantially rectangular cross-section ductile iron gland.

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