Quickflange Increases GOM Footprint with INTEGRA Partnership
Quickflange AS, one of the industry's leading providers of high performance pipe connection systems, has appointed Texas-based INTEGRA Services Technologies as a local North American partner for nominated customers. The move comes as Quickflange continues to increase deployment of its leading Quickflange pipe connection solution onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico. The announcement was made at the Offshore Technology conference currently taking place in Houston.
The partnership between Quickflange and INTEGRA will provide a local support and manufacturing base to selected onshore and Gulf of Mexico-based operators with the storing, maintaining and deployment of the full range of topside Quickflange pipe connection solutions in addition to the provision of local support through qualified technicians.
"We are delighted to be partnering with INTEGRA as we continue to increase our Gulf of Mexico footprint," said Quickflange CEO, Rune Haddeland. "With safe, cost effective, flexible and quick pipe connection solutions so vital to Gulf of Mexico operators today, we are confident that our partnership with INTEGRA will provide real value and we look forward to continuing to build up our North American partner network over the coming months."
Quickflange is one of the industry's leading providers of total pipeline and piping solutions to the oil & gas sector and has deployed its topside piping solutions in over 2,900 activations worldwide in regions, such as the UK, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Brazil, the Middle East and Australia. Quickflange counts BP, BG Group, ConocoPhillips and Exxon among its customers.
The Quickflange pipe connection solution provides a fast, convenient, safe and highly cost effective piping solution equivalent in strength to a welded or mechanical connection. As it takes place within a 'cold-solutions' environment, the Quickflange solution doesn't require heat sources in the same way that welding does.
Benefits of the Quickflange include:
- Ease of Execution & Reduced Costs. Traditional welding requires significant resources and comes with costs, permits, access issues and potential production shut-down through the welding habitats. The simplicity and speedy installation of the Quickflange solution, however, with a single Quickflange technician overseeing deployment, ensures piping connections equivalent in integrity to welding but at a fraction of the costs and disruption. Furthermore, with a reduction in personnel requirements, no system hydro tests and delivery within hours, the cost savings compared to welding are substantial.
- Increased Safety. The Quickflange dispenses completely with the gases, ignition sources, flames and hot work associated with traditional welding, while providing every bit as robust a connection. The Quickflange also removes the need to use radioactive isotopes offshore to X-ray the in-field pipe joints.
- Increased Flexibility. The Quickflange can be deployed in contained areas with no impact on production, covers a wide variety of piping diameters, and is compatible with all materials, such as carbon steel, stainless steel 316, 6Mo and Monel, duplex, super duplex and copper nickel (CuNi ). The Quickflange can also be combined with already popular cold-work systems, such as pipe cutting and spark-free grinding.
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