TapAble Flange

TapAble FlangeThe Oil States TapAble Flange is a cost-effective, pressure- containing alternative to a subsea valve tie-in. The flange reduces the cost of fabrication time associated with a typical subsea valve assembly. When ready for the lateral tie-in, a hot-tap machine is installed to tap out the flange blank.

The flange is machined from a single, A694 forging, which eliminates welding issues and possible project-specific C.E. requirements associated with cast flanges.

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Key Features

  • Provides pressure containment without the use of a subsea valve.
  • Lower cost than a valve, from manufacturing to installation.
  • Unique tapping machine that is user friendly.
  • Forged body construction eliminates welding issues with cast flanges.
  • Less costly than mechanical hot tap clamps.

Applications

  • Pipeline repair operations – shallow water, diver assist
  • Pipeline new construction for future tie-in point – shallow water, diver assist

Services

  • Engineering design
  • Testing – FAT, SIT design qualification
  • Coatings
  • Installation technical assistance