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Some of most effective and economical pipe connection systems are available through our proprietary line of high integrity connector products. Our line of clamp connectors, compact flanges and dynamic ball joints are found on offshore oil & gas platforms, FPSO's; in thermal expansion applications; on flowlines; and within steam and power generation facilities. Independent strain gauge and destructive tests have shown our clamp connectors can withstand considerable bending moments/forces and axial loading under pressure without leaking or the bolts coming loose; greatly reducing maintenance costs.
We offer a variety of products utilized in Topsids applications that save weight, installation time and maintenance. Typically weighing between 70 - 82% less than a conventional flange, the Vector SPO Compact Flange is designed using state-of-the-art finite element analysis and is in full accordance with ASME VIII, Div 2 provisions and ANSI/ASME B31.3. Our Vector Techlok clamp connectors or BlueSky BlueLock clamp connectors can be installed in the time it takes to assemble a single standard ANSI or API flange. Conventional ANSI or API flanges with their 4 to 24 bolts require accurate alignment to ensure a seal, whereas Vector Techlok or BlueSky Clamp Connectors have only four bolts, no alignment problems, and require less bolt loads. Our BlueSky dynamic ball joints are designed to ASME’s codes and standards to reduce pipe stress in systems that develop high bending loads due to thermal and/or mechanical movement.