The Specialist Buyers Guide for the Oil and Gas Industry
Destec Engineering have been designing & manufacturing products for the oil, gas, petrochemical & power generation industry for 50 years, and now Destec have a new product for a subsea misalignment application.
In some of the most hostile subsea blocks it is a challenge to connect pipes with a misalignment, with subsea movement of the sea bed, pipes being dislodged and pipe defects there is always a need to connect the pipes in a fast way with minimal cost and with current pressures this is not always achievable. However, Destec Engineering have made a compact lightweight pipe connection rated to 1500lbs which is also piggable in both directions and will give a 5-degree misalignment. After some research and demand for the Norwegian sector Destec realised that there is nothing that comes close to its Desalign Flange in the industry.
Destec has always gone with a compact design throughout its history and it is no exception with its Desalign. Desflex flange has Lloyds and API approval and a weight saving of up to 75%, its compact flange really is the best flange for high pressure and subsea applications. The Compact Destec flange have been used in many major projects throughout the world including the CATS pipeline, BP Quad, FPSO Kikeh, PVEP POC Platforms and Eko fisk 2 to name a few.