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An operational problem occurred at an large Oil & Gas production company. They identified a “weak” spot in a steel pipe DN300, with the possibility to expand to a burst and even a leakage. Because of this they had to stop their production process on one of their FPSO’s (Floating Production Storage and Offloading). As a consequence a complete group of workers were down with the effect of no production (income) at all, a prompt solution was essential.

The responsible maintenance engineer contacted AVK Rewag immediately. Off course we could support in providing a solution for covering the “weak” spot with a high quality repair clamp! For this particular application AVK manufactured and supplied a DN300 Repico® RH (Repair Hinge) fully stainless steel AISI316 and NBR gasket. This Repico® RH is very easy to install (because of the Hinge construction and by just tightening two hexagon socket bolts the Repico® RH guarantees a proper sealing around the pipe). In addition, the repair coupling is light weight, space saving and suitable to resist 18 bar pressure rates.

At 10:00h in the morning, AVK arranged a courier, who brought the AVK Repico® RH to an arranged helicopter. A few hours later the Repico® arrived at his destination on the FPSO. Maintenance engineers installed the Repico® without any delay and were impressed due to the easy installation and performance of the Repico® Repair Hinge coupling.

To everyone’s satisfaction, the production process was able to recommence around 19:00h that same day with the knowledge that the “weak” spot identified on the pipe had been addressed. The Oil & Gas company decided to purchase some extra Repico®’s RH for safety stock!

AVK Rewag would like to thank this Oil & Gas company for being given the opportunity to work in partnership with them and manufacture and supply a high quality repair solution that will provide long term performance.

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