QUICKFLANGE
QUICKFLANGE QUICKFLANGE WELDLESS SOLUTIONS Australia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (KL), Selangor, Canada Service | Metalok360
Permanent Flange-to-Pipe connection without welding
 
 
WELDLESS CONNECTIONS- How it Works
 
QUICKFLANGE™ WELDLESS CONNECTORS

We offer simple, reliable and efficient solutions for permanent installation of flanges and connectors when performing typical pipe system repair maintenance or modification.
Modifications
  • New spool tie-in
  • Field-fit of new pipe work
  • System re-routing
  • Valve / T insertion
     
Permanent Repair
  • Single / multiple repair
  • System repair campaign
  • Flange replacement
  • Replacement of temp fixes
     
Construction
  • Site run piping
  • On-site fabrication
  • Pre-fabrication
  • Use of existing penetrations
  • Limited access installations
     
Decommissioning
  • Blinding of lines
  • Re-routing pipe work
     
Permanent repair – gas tight and mechanically strong flange-to-pipe connections without welding

ICR is a leading provider of high performance weldless, flange to pipe connection solutions. The patented technology is a permanent solution for improving pipeline integrity and flow assurance to the Oil & Gas industry. Our safe and cost-effective solutions are standard weld neck flanges which are quickly mounted involving no hot work or welding.

UNDER PRESSURE
The mechanically robust weldless flange to pipe connection combines a modified standard flange with a hydraulic tool and patented internal groove pattern to machine in such a way that it slides over the pipe end and is activated with a cold-forging tool. The two processes generate huge contact pressures, forming a seal and grip on the pipe. No spark or heat is generated and the process secures a metal to metal seal with no moving parts, balls, springs or gaskets. The connection process takes up to 15 minutes, with no impact on production.

APPLICATIONS
Quickflange™ was developed to support construction, maintenance and modification of new and existing pipework. To date, the weldless connection solutions have been used around the world with over 6,500 applications.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Replacement of damaged or corroded piping/existing flanges
  • Replacement of Insertion of valves and tees
  • Re-routing and de-bottlenecking
  • Pipe work and new spool tie-in
  • Fitting flanges in restricted areas
  • Difficult to weld materials including CuNi, Monel and Duplex
  • Spools
TECHNICAL FEATURES
Partnering closely with leading Oil & Gas industry certifying authority, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the Quickflange™ has passed vigorous testing and qualification for pressure containment properties and high load resistance values.
The range of solutions are constantly evolving with new combinations of pipe diameters, materials and pressure ratings.

Technical features include:

  • No heat, no spark, no hot work
  • Permanent full-strength connections
  • ASME flange specification range
  • Activated in minutes
  • Light and simple one part design
  • Multiple redundancy metal seals
  • Available in a large variety of materials & diameters
  • Crevice corrosion protection
  • DNV Certified Installations Zone 1 and 2
     
RESULTS & BENEFITS
  • IMPROVED  SAFETY As the flange is slid over the pipe end and activated with a cold-forging tool, no hot work is required. By avoiding the use of gases, ignition sources and flames traditionally required for welding, ensures increased safety.

  • QUICK The whole connection process takes no more than 15 minutes for the largest size (14”) and less for smaller pipe diameters. Furthermore, Quickflange™ uses a modified standard self-contained flange so it can be shipped and delivered within hours bringing significant time savings.

  • FLEXIBLE Installation can take place in contained areas with no impact to production and with a wide range of pipe diameters, this is a fully flexible solution. The Quickflange™ weldless connection is also compatible with numerous materials.


  • REDUCED COSTS With simple application and installation, personnel requirements compared with traditional welding techniques, ensures a cost effective weldless pipe connection solution.
QUICKFLANGE RANGE
QUICKFLANGE™ WELDLESS CONNECTORS
 
 
IMPROVED SAFETY
Activated with a cold forging tool, no hot work is required avoiding the use of gases, ignition sources and flames traditionally required for welding.

QUICK
Connection process takes no more than 15 minutes for the largest size (14”) and less for smaller diameters. Furthermore, the weldless solution uses a modified standard flange which is self contained meaning it can be shipped and delivered within hours.

 
FLEXIBLE
Installation can take place in contained areas with no impact to production and with a wide range of pipe diameters, this is a fully flexible solution. Also compatible with numerous materials.

REDUCED COSTS
With simple application and installation, personnel requirements compared with traditional welding techniques, ensures a cost effective weldless pipe connection solution.


 
QUALIFICATION AND REFERENCES
ABS Product Type Approval:
  • ABS Rules for Offshore units and Structures
  • ABS Mobil Offshore Drilling units Rules
  • ABS Guide for classification of Drilling Systems
  • ABS Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels
  • ASME B31.3
     
DNV-GL Type Approval:
  • DNV-GL OS-E101 - Drilling plant
  • DNV-GL OS-E201 - Oil and gas processing systems
  • ASME B31.3
  • DNV-GL OS-D101 - Marine and Machinery systems and equipment
  • DNV-GL rules for classification – Ships Pt.4 Ch.6 Piping systems
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