Metal Bellows, Expansion joints and Exhaust Systems


Metal Bellows, Expansion joints and Exhaust Systems


Expansion Joints

  • Stainless Steel Expansion Joints
  • Metal Expansion Joints
  • Kopperman Expansion Joints
  • Inventory of standard size & pressure class thru 42"
  • Including universal, hinged, gimbal, catalytic, and pressure balanced
  • Both equalizing (reinforced) and non-equalizing types
  • Fittings, refractories, and accessories for all applications


  • Fittings, refractories, and accessories for all applications
  • Dual bellows, special flanges, liners, insulation jackets, and covers pose no problems.  Likewise,
  • Equip your bellows with wire braid, purge fittings, anchors, limit-rods, root-rings, etc.


  • Bellows, Tubes, and ducts
  • Assemblies, sub-assemblies, and parts
  • Braided bellows
  • Special missile subassemblies


  • Sizes: 1/4" through 12"
  • Fittings: Threaded or flanged
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Enhances pressure capacity
  • Provides mechanical protection
  • Protects hose from elongation
  • Reinforces pressure capacity
  • Dampens vibration


  • Stainless Steel Bellows
  • Metal Bellows
  • Kopperman Bellows
  • From one inch through 24 feet diameter
  • Round, elliptical, or rectangular
  • Single-ply or multi-ply
  • Low-profile, die-formed
  • Mid-profile, roll-formed
  • High-profile, hydro-formed
  • In standard or exotic metals
  • Round or mitered rectangular corners


  • Industrial Exhaust Manifolds
  • For virtually every make and model of large industrial engines and turbines ... both OEM replacement bellows and /or BSI's exclusive modifications to deliver improved engine performance.
  • Clark
  • Cooper
  • DeLaval
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Superior
  • Worthington


  • Stainless Steel clad for high temperature service
  • Reused after inspection
  • Asbestos free




Automatic tungsten-arc and plasma-arc machines produce perfect tubes of specially selected metal...and unite the thin bellows with thicker, easily welded end-pieces.  Manual and automatic welding processes meet all current requirements for TIG, MIG, plasma, arc, gas, resistance, spot welding, and brazing.

WELDED THIN-WALL TUBES - Give Bellows Systems your requirements for duct-work, tubing, and fittings from 10-gauge through 28-gauge material.  Experienced welders and metal workers make short work of such fabrication.


Bellows Forming

Bellows Forming

Bellows Systems own precision equipment quickly converts seam-welded tubes into the configuration, movements, and spring rates best suited to your a variety of shapes including rectangular or oval in either single-ply or multi-ply. Bellows Systems is fully experienced in combining a variety of materials such as Monel, Inconel, Corten, Ni-200, Hastelloy, Titanium, and the full range of 300-series stainless steels.  Customers are invited to specify other metals where conditions warrant.


Where parameters are restricted by size requirements or operating conditions, let Bellows Systems design the optimum configuration and materials for you.  With literally thousands of drawings on file, chances are a ready answer already exists or a special unit can be designed at minimal cost.




Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board Harry Palmer incorporated Bellows Systems, Inc. in March 1980.  Bellows Systems’ business and product roots can be traced back as far as 1894.

 In 1980 Palmer and his partner Dick Wells bought the assets of Circle Weld Company, Circle Bellows and Woolley Bellows from Chromalloy American Corporation.  These companies had been in business in California and Texas since 1951.  This purchase continued the tradition of a high-grade product line of manifolds for large industrial internal combustion engines; bellows expansion joints, and metal hoses for numerous worldwide applications.  Bellows Systems expanded its expansion joint technology in 1986 through the purchase of Kopperman Industries of Norristown, Pennsylvania.  Kopperman Industries began operations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1894.  All the assets and engineering data were moved to the Odessa, Texas corporate headquarters.  Bellows Systems expanded its ability to meet its customer’s needs by starting a Custom Fabrication Department in the fall of 2001.  This department is currently working with companies in the generation industry and the gas and oil industries.

 Bellows Systems looks forward to working with you to meet your special needs.

Contact US

Contact US

Main Plant / HQ

Mailing Address

P. O.  Box 3643
Odessa, Texas-79760

Shipping Address

701 West Murphy,
Odessa, Texas-79763

Phone: 1-800-233-0623
Fax: 432-332-6203 


Mailing Address

P. O.  Box 949
Ventura, California-93002

Shipping Address

3891A North Ventura Ave,
Ventura, California-93001

Phone: 1-800-848-5164
Fax: 805-648-5425