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Federal provides the key connections for Shell Perdido

Federal Flange Inc. (Federal) has been providing specialty pipe connectors and flanges to the oil and gas industry for over 30 years. Our business has been built upon a platform of unsurpassed quality, custom-engineered solutions and a passion for customer service. This is supported by a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, a world-class engineering staff and a business model which provides the flexibility to meet our customers’ most challenging demands.

 

The Shell Perdido Challenge

 

Federal was asked to provide the majority of the pipe fittings and flanges for the Perdido Host tie-in to the Silver Tip, Great White and Tobago fields. This included requirements in a range of materials suitable for the unforgiving environment in which these components would be placed in service.

The fitting’s materials of construction comprised a microalloyed steel of SY of 70 ksi, and a martensitic stainless steel alloy in both ANSI and API geometries to meet the client’s specifications. A truncated list of the items provided in this undertaking include bulkhead anchors, pressure transmitter tees, flow tees, reducing tees, block elbows, riser hang off collars and swivel flanges. In addition, we sourced a wide range of ANSI/API flanges in sizes from a nominal 6–in. to 16–in. with varying wall thicknesses for the various flow lines and sleds. Design conditions varied from Class 1500 ANSI to 10K API over the sizes and materials aforementioned.

Subsea components are engineered to the highest standards.

Our responsibilities included detailed design, materials procurement, heat treatment, quality control and manufacture and post fabrication inspection. Over the course of the project there were several required amendments significantly affecting item quantities with an overall order magnitude totaling some 780 ft of forged pipe and 240 assorted components. Even with these requirement modifications the project was successfully completed without a corresponding shift in schedule thanks to the close communication and partnership between the Federal and Shell teams.

Dedicated professionals assure all project expectations are achieved.

 

Driving Forward

 

As a leading provider of specialty pipe connectors and flanges for both subsea and topside applications, Federal continually invests in its manufacturing and intellectual capabilities to ensure it keeps pace with the ever-increasing demands of the industry. We work hand in hand with our customers to deliver solutions whether it is for a high pressure, harsh environment application or custom-engineered components with a tight deadline.

Federal is proud to be a part of the Shell Perdido success story and we look forward to being a part of many such successes in the future.

Federal Flange, Inc.
4014 Pinemont Drive
Houston, TX. 77018
Tel: 800-231-0150

www.federalconnects.com


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