Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 18, 2010
http://www.qcsww.com Quality Connector Systems LLC ("QCS"), the premier supplier of engineered specialty connectors and fittings for the subsea pipeline industry worldwide, has announced its receipt of an order for two 20" piggable wyes from Enterprise Field Service, LLC ("Enterprise"). Enterprise will be constructing and operating the planned Anaconda 20" Pipeline Extension Project. One of the two wyes is a 20" QCS Dual Director™ Piggable Wye which permits bi-directional pigging in both the lateral and the main legs of the pipeline system. The operational plan for the 20" Anaconda pipeline includes the implementation of a regular pigging program to insure long-term pipeline integrity. Enterprise determined that the combination of one standard wye and the Quality Connector Systems, LLC bi-directional Dual Director™ wye provides the best means of achieving this goal. The specialty QCS wye permits unprecedented flexibility to maximize the efficiency of the pigging program for the current Anaconda system, as well as for a future lateral line tie-in. The wyes will be installed within a subsea tie-in assembly in 435 fsw in Eugene Island-371. The operation of the internal wye pig guidance mechanism will be capable of actuation by either Remote Operated Vehicle ("ROV") or diver intervention dependent upon specific job requirements and subsea services availability. This 20" Dual Director™ wye will be the fifth Director™ wye built to date by QCS.
Potential applications of the Director™ bi-directional wye include the ability to reduce the number of risers on floating production systems and fixed platforms. The design of the QCS Director™ wye product also permits a pipeline Operator to reverse flow to permit pigging in a contra-flow direction through the wye during the commissioning process or to accommodate changing production requirements during later stages in the field life. The internal director mechanism of the Director™ wye can be actuated by either ROV or diver intervention dependent upon water depth at the job location. QCS reports that the Company has patent applications for this proprietary technology which offers the industry the operational and commercial benefits of "The New Direction in Pigging Technology".
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QUALITY CONNECTOR SYSTEMS, LLC is a leading provider of subsea pipeline connector products and services to the worldwide offshore pipeline industry for both repairs and new construction tie-in projects.
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