Our KW Designed Solutions designed and developed manual chock closure high pressure testing vessels provide continues to provide our customers with a closure that has been innovatively engineered; providing an alternative to the bolted closure for medium sized pressure vessels.
The closure plug is retained by a set of ergonomically designed, segmented chocks that the operator can easily handle. This allows the robust closure to be locked and unlocked in a matter of minutes, helping to improve efficiency and reduce operator fatigue.
When fully assembled, the chock ring is self-locking. This provides a sound mechanical safety feature, preventing the accidental removal of any of the segmented chocks.
The compact nature of the manual chock closure allows the body of the pressure vessel to be shorter in height, fitting into facilities where this may be a restriction. Used in the vertical orientation these vessels have a minimal footprint; taking up little shop floor space whilst still allowing simple fitment of slim heating and cooling jackets.
Due to its simplicity, only the closure plug requires handling, with an overhead hoist system during opening and closing. However, with the closure plug typically being of a similar weight to the DUT, being hoisted in and out of the pressure vessel, it allows for the installation of a hoist with a low to moderate lifting capacity.