A NEW ERA IS HERE

A NEW ERA IS HERE

The Ultra Compact Solutions include both compact flanges, clamps and seal rings based on same principles as traditional compact flanges, clamps and seals, but more environmentally friendly connections through being smaller, lighter and compatible with each other compared to traditional compact connections.

The Ultra Compact Connection range has been developed by our world class team of compact flange experts, in order to simplify manufacturing, installation and maintenance of connections as well as reducing the overall cost.

TPC Ultra Compact Flange with UX Seal Ring
TPC Ultra Compact Connectors - Flange - Clamp

Technical Data

The TPC ultra compact connections are offered for standard industrial service as well as custom ranges for low and high temperature – pressure combinations. 

  • Codes: NORSOK U-001, NORSOK L-005, ASME B31.3 (ASME VIII Div. 1, Div. 2, Div. 3), API 6A, API 17D and PED
  • Ratings: ASME 150lbs, through API 20K, covered by four pressure classes LD, SD, HD and XHD .
  • Temperature range from -196°C to 204°C. Special design available above 700 °C.
  • Sizes: 1/2″ through 80″
  • Materials: CS c/w Cladding, low and high Alloy steel, SS and Chrome/Nickel Alloys
  • Seal rings available: UX rings as standard. Size rings, HX and other alternatives available upon request
  • Codes: NORSOK U-001, NORSOK L-005, ASME B31.3 (ASME VIII Div. 1, Div. 2, Div. 3), API 6A, API 17D and PED
  • Ratings: ASME 150lbs to 15K.
  • Temperature range from -196°C to 204°C. Special design available above 700 °C.
  • Sizes: 1/2″ through 36″
  • Materials:
    – Hubs: CS c/w Cladding, low and high Alloy steel , SS and Chrome/Nickel Alloys
    – Clamps: AISI 4140 75 KSI as standard, SS available for option for cryogenic services
  • Seal rings available: UX rings as standard. Size rings, HX and other alternatives available upon request

BENEFITS

TPC ultra compact connections

Weight advantage - Ultra Compact Connector / Connection

SMALLER AND LIGHTER

Cut up to 90% weight compared with ASME flanges . 50% lighter than the standard Compact Flange. This allows a more compact design of pressure-containing equipment resulting in lighter and smaller process systems.

Cost advantage - Ultra Compact Connector / Connection

MINIMIZE COSTS

Cut approx 50% CAPEX compared with ASME flanges, cut 100% OPEX. Due to lower weight and maintenance free design.

LESS DESIGN WORK

By reducing the number of flange design variations, calculations will be simplified drastically by minimising the flange selection. There are only 3 pressure classes: Light Duty (under consideration), Standard Duty and Heavy Duty.

UX BI-DIRECTIONAL SEAL RING

The TPC UX, bi-directional seal ring system (used for Standard Duty and Heavy Duty) utilises the “true sealing principle”. The same seal ring is used for both flanged and hubbed interfaces and is suitable for both topside and subsea systems.

REDUCING VARIANTS, CREATING UNIFORMITY

Same pressure rating for flange, clamp hubs and swivel collars + reduced variants of bolts, smaller sizes and standardised lengths. Same level of tolerances for flanges and hubs. Standardized surface finish and radiuses.

EASY INSTALLATION, NO MAINTENANCE

Simplified design range results in reduced requirements to bolt pre-loading tools. Our connectors are considered maintenance free and are extremely reliable, whether there are use for high or low temperature/pressure applications.

DECREASE CO2 FOOTPRINT

Less produced CO2 during manufacturing and transportation. Typically 90% less use of steel + less use of alloys (which access will be limited in the future).

SPLIT SWIVEL RING

This unique feature allows hub ended valves to be assembled to flanged piping.

SIZE & WEIGHT COMPARISONS

discover the impressive weight savings of the UCC Range

ULTRA COMPACT FLANGE

size & weight comparison SD

Size and weight comparison for complete flange set :

  • ASME 24” CL1500
    Weight: 3492 Kg

  • 24”TPC CF CL1500
    Weight: 1248 K
    g
  • 24” TPC UCF SD
    Weight: 362 Kg

TPC Ultra Compact Connections - Flange comparison SD
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ULTRA COMPACT FLANGE

size & weight comparison HD

Size and weight comparison for complete flange set :

  • API 11” API 15K 6BX-158
    Weight: 1945 Kg

  • 12”TPC CF 15K-HX300
    Weight: 1063 K
    g

  • 12” TPC UCF HD-UX232
    Weight: 250 Kg

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TPC Ultra Compact Connections - Clamp comparison

ULTRA COMPACT
CLAMP CONNECTOR

size & weight comparison

Size comparison between:

  • TOP : TPC 12 inch UCC-HD Clamp
    Weight : 233kg

  • BOTTOM : TPC CC 12MGR87  (classic clamp connector)
    Weight : 385 kg

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THE UX SEAL RING

THE UX SEAL RING

The new TPC UX, bi- directional seal ring, with independent pressure assisted seals is the centrepiece of our TPC Ultra Connector range. The UX is made of an inner ring (IR) and outer ring (OR). The inner segment (IR) is an internal pressure-energised bore seal. The IR is the pressure-containing seal, and will be utilised both topside and sub-sea. The seal system is currently being qualified and type approved for 15K design pressure, temperature range -29 to 135°C and 3000 m water depth in a variety of material grades and is about 1/3 of the total height of the size-seals used in traditional clamp connections

TPC Ultra Compact UX Bi-directional Seal Ring

The UX-ring can be supplied with retainer function for sub-sea installation or where needed. The retainer function can be one-sided(controllable during separation) or two sided (to ease assembly in the workshop). The retainer function is not standard, but available upon request.

The IR and OR can be delivered in the same material grade or in different grades in order to optimise sealing performance depending on the application.

Interchangeability

A big advantage is that the UX seal ring is used for both UC flanged and UC hubbed interfaces making it straightforward to choose the right seal ring.


Design more compact systems

saving weight and total cost

TPC Ultra Compact Flange UCF - Compact Equipment

TP Ultra Compact Swivel Connector

innovative and easy way to combine hubs with flanges

Our unique swivel design allows hub ended valves to be assembled to flanged piping in a more easy way. Our patented split ring swivel ring design with threaded holes allows fluent installation without the need of nuts.

MORE QUESTIONS

about the Ultra Compact Connections range ?

Please contact John Arnesen    jar@tp-products.com    Phone: +47 417 69 074