The KW Designed Solutions Actuated Chock Closure Vessel is equipped with one of our automated quick-acting closures. The actuated chock closure is an innovatively engineered closure, using hydraulically actuated sliding chocks that lock the closure plug in place. It is robust in design providing the operator the simplest and quickest opening and closing functionality of the vessel at the push of a button.
The compact nature of the Actuated Chock Closure allows the body of the vessels to be shorter in height, making them ideal for use in facilities where height may prove a restriction. Furthermore, no manual handling of the relatively heavy chocks is required, they simply retract into the wall of the vessel body when actuated.
With only the closure plug requiring any handling during the opening and closing of the pressure vessel, its relatively low weight and numerous attachment points ensures it can be raised and lowered using a standard hoist with a low to moderate lifting capacity. The closure comes with a Plug Guidance System (PGS) for alignment with the vessel and attachment points are also included on the underside of the closure for hanging off the Device Under Test (DUT).
Used in the vertical orientation, these pressure vessels have a relatively small footprint taking up minimal shop floor space. If required, the vessel can be provided with its own Closure Handling System, can be installed below ground level or supplied with its own structural safety enclosure.
Applications and Customer Uses
The KW Designed Solutions Actuated Chock Closure Vessel has proved to be a popular choice for our customers within the Oil & Gas and Subsea industry sectors. The ease of handling, safe and quick acting features of the closure provide the customer the right choice of design suited for their in-house operating requirements.
Typically the Vessel is used for the F.A.T. and Production Testing of: -
It has been favoured by many blue chip companies in the Oil & Gas sector such as Siemens Subsea, Sonardyne and Seacon. Furthermore, KW Designed Solutions have supplied a 1.8m x 7m bore pressure vessel with an actuated chock closure developed for testing full size subsea flexible riser buoyancy modules or (DBM’s). This remains one of the largest pressure vessels of its type in the world with such a quick and easy to operate closure system.
Please follow the link below to see our designed and manufactured Actuated Chock Closure Pressure Vessel with integrated Pressure Control System for Sonardyne's Hydrostatic Pressure Test Facility
Hydrostatically testing subsea sonar equipment (Ref: SO610, Equip No. 2072)
A pressure vessel used to validate the integrity of subsea equipment, instruments and systems simulating ultra-deepwater operating environments.
Hydrostatic testing distributed buoyancy modules (Ref: SO615, Equip No. 2168)
A pressure vessel used for the hydrostatic testing of distributed buoyancy module products for the subsea and deepwater oil and gas sector.
Pressure testing subsea electrical connectors (Ref: SO066, Equip No. 1006-1)
A pressure vessel used for production testing subsea electrical connectors for the deepwater oil and gas sector.
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