The STATS Group, a specialist engineering company and service provider operating predominantly in the arena of piping and pipeline integrity and maintenance, has received international certification from DNV GL, the world's largest classification society, for the design and manufacture of its mechanical connector range.
The Aberdeenshire-based company has designed and manufactured more than 1000 mechanical connectors since 2003, providing a leak-free service on piping systems ranging in size from 2” to 36”.
The connectors provide a mechanical pipe joint for the modification or repair of piping and pipelines in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry and eliminate the need for time consuming, costly and potentially hazardous hot work.
Scott Garner, STATS Group, Business Development Manager, said: “Applications include tie-in or re-routing of pipework, sectional pipe replacement and pipe end cap termination for topsides, terminals and subsea pipework. This reliable and cost effective mechanical connection method is ideal where welded or hot-work options may be undesirable or not economically viable.”
The STATS range of Connectors conform to the ISO 21329 Standard and are compliant with DNV-OS-F101:2012, Submarine Pipeline Repair, DNV-RP-F113:2007, Pipeline Subsea Repair.