The Vector Optima® subsea connector has been developed in collaboration with some of the industry’s major operators. By taking into account the Clients need for operational simplicity, the Vector Optima® subsea connector has been developed with minimal parts and complexity. This ensures clamp connector make-up times are kept to a minimum.
Innovation is at the very heart of the Vector Optima® subsea connector. It is capable of engaging a hub with an angular misalignment of up to 5° or an axial misalignment of 50mm - whichever is the lesser.
Its revolutionary Vector Duoseal™ technology provides a pressure energized inner seal to seal the pipe medium and a second pressure energized outer seal to seal against sea water. An annulus test port is readily accessible by ROV to confirm seal integrity as well as providing a detection method for leakage throughout the connector’s life time. The hubs protect the seal ring from accidental damage during installation whilst both the mass and space envelope are kept to a minimum, ensuring the Vector Optima® subsea connector is both efficient and compact.
double pressure energized metal-to-metal sealing to prevent internal or external leakage.
3-piece clamp c/w single leadscrew.
male / female hub profiles ensure accurate alignment during assembly.
Developed in close collaboration with some of the industry's major operators
Proven Technology, in use in the North Sea since 2000
Simple and efficient design
reduces initial cost & installation time
Greater operational efficiency
Annular backseal test capability
qualifies joint at point of assembly
Hubs available in a wide range of material grades
Fully FAT tested
all components of the Vector Optima® connector are fully FAT tested
Corrosion resistant alloy weld overlaid seats
for extended subsea life (standard supply)
The advanced Vector Duoseal™ system is both effective and highly flexible. The seal ring can be installed, removed and replaced remotely. An external test port also allows for a Reverse Integrity Test to be conducted. The complete connector is removable from the hubs by ROV and there is also an allowance for a contingency seal option to be deployed in case of failure or seat damage. Duoseals have been qualified & delivered for 15,000psi applications up to 34” inside diameter.
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