Norway/Finland: Connector for risers proves itself in field tests ///

Norwegian firm Gram has been developing a 7-1/16 -in. connector for use in offshore risers, touting such improvements as reduced rig-up times and greater safety (no falling objects). Until recently, however, the company did not know for certain whether the new connector could function sufficiently in its intended role. A field test was still needed. Gram will also perform a full-scale test to qualify the connector for subsea use in accordance to ISO 13628-7. The physical test will be performed at EWI in Ohio by the end of this summer.

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