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Connectors

Connectors

Connectors are used to make a tight connection between two fluid carrying elements. Most of the fluid is carried under high pressure, and /or high temperature. The connection may also be exposed to high external pressure as a result of the deep waterdepth.

FMC Technologies provide a series of standard connectors from 2” to 36 “ both single- and multi-bore and provides: mechanical release capabilities, optional secondary hydraulic release capabilities, visual lock/unlock indicators.

Application-specific features such as high-angle release and soft-landing capabilities are provided where necessary.

Each connector is submitted to rigorous qualification testing before implementation in the field. All connectors are tested to actual field loads, and, in addition, most connectors are tested to structural failure. FMC's connectors are tested well beyond industry standards, making FMC an industry leader in connector testing.

 

Clamp

Collet

Torus

Clamp
Available from 10" to 36" export lines in both horizontal and vertical applications with working pressure to 15,000 psi and 10,000 feet water depth.

Collet
Connectors are made up by either internal hydraulic operation, or by an external CAT, leaving no hydraulic components subsea.
Torus
Available for bore sizes from 4" to 30", with internal pressure up to 15,000 psi.