Connector

Definition(s)


Connector

Mechanical device used to connect adjacent components to create a pressure-containing structural joint resisting applied loads and preventing leakage.

Source: API Technical Report 17TR7, Verification and Validation of Subsea Connectors, First Edition, April 2017. Global Standards

Connector

Mechanical device used to connect adjacent components in the riser system to create a structural joint resisting applied loads and preventing leakage.

  • EXAMPLE (a) threaded types including

(i) one male fitting (pin) and one female fitting (box), or

(ii) two pins, a coupling and seal ring(s),

  • (b) flanged types including two flanges, bolts and a gasket/seal ring,
  • (c) clamped hub types including hubs, clamps, bolts and seal ring(s),
  • (d) dog type connectors.

Source: API RP 17L2, Recommended Practice for Flexible Pipe Ancillary Equipment, First Edition, March 2013. Global Standards

Connector

Device used to provide a leak-tight structural connection between the end fitting and adjacent piping. NOTE It does not include flexible pipe end fittings.

Source: API RP 17L2, Recommended Practice for Flexible Pipe Ancillary Equipment, First Edition, March 2013. Global Standards

 

Connector

Connectors are used to connect the flexible pipe end fittings on both sides of the flexible pipe to the adjacent piping, providing a both pressure-containing and structural connection. They may consist of a simple flanged arrangement that bolts to the end fitting, a clamped hub, or may be of a more complicated design that allows the connector to lock in place after it has been pulled in.

Source: API RP 17L2, Recommended Practice for Flexible Pipe Ancillary Equipment, First Edition, March 2013. Global Standards

 

Connector

Mechanical device used to connect adjacent components in the riser system to create a structural joint resisting applied loads and preventing leakage. EXAMPLES Threaded types, including (i) one male fitting (pin), one female fitting (integral box) and seal ring(s), or (ii) two pins, a coupling and seal sea ring(s); flanged types, including two flanges, bolts and a gasket/seal ring; clamped hub types, including hubs, clamps, bolts and seal ring(s); dog-type connectors.

Source: API RP 17G, Recommended Practice for Completion/Workover Risers, Second Edition, July 2006 (Reaffirmed April 2011). Global Standards

 

Connector

Device used to provide a leak-tight structural connection between the end fitting and adjacent piping. NOTE It does not include flexible pipe end fittings.

Source: API SPEC 17L1, Specification for Flexible Pipe Ancillary Equipment, First Edition, March 2013. Global Standards

 

Connector

Device used to provide a leak-tight structural connection between the end fitting and adjacent piping.

  • NOTE: Connectors include bolted flanges, clamped hubs, and proprietary connectors.

They may be designed for diver-assisted makeup or for diverless operation using either mechanical or hydraulic apparatus.

Source: API SPEC 17J, Specification for Unbonded Flexible Pipe, Third Edition, July 2008. Global Standards