Lateral expansion joints are expansion joints that absorb mainly lateral movements – laterally along a section of pipe. They are equipped with two or more tie rods or swivel tensions that prevent axial movements of the bellows.


Flexoll design and manufacture a wide range of lateral expansion joints.

Customised solutions
As customised solutions joints lateral expansion joints are available in all sizes up to DN7000, all designs and all materials.

Standard solutions
As standard solutions axial expansion joints are available in size range DN32 –2000.

Advantages of lateral expansion joints

Relatively simple design
Relatively low fixed point load
Movement absorption in all directions in a plane
Lower fixed point load than with axial expansion joints• Regular guides are sufficient
Pressure test possible even without fixed points