Pump protection and flow control technology firm Circor Pipeline Engineering has supplied a customer with a rapid opening closure (ROC) for a 48-in gas filter vessel within 10 weeks.
A ROC provides a quick opening access point to pipelines or pressure vessels, for the installation or removal of equipment.
Built by Pipeline Engineering in Catterick, UK, the 48-in ASME U-Stamp large ROC closure needed to be delivered to the customer in Houston, Texas in 10 weeks. It was built and delivered on time using the new large Vertical Turning Center (VTC) installed in Catterick in 2020 to reduce manufacturing lead time.
Following the delivery, Pipeline Engineering provided support with installation and welding from its Houston facility.
The closure has been equipped with the new CIRCORSmart tag for traceability, document access and easy customer assistance when it goes into operation.