The GE Oil & Gas FLX360 is an innovative new system that improves corrosion resistance and connection reliability over multiple make/break cycles – while speeding up the actual connection time.
The new design has removed the screw-thread mechanism from every flying stabplate and replaced it with ROVmounted tooling that activates a simple bayonet latch to hold the two plates together.
Eliminates risk of cross threading, galling or seizing of subsea screw threads by entirely removing threads from mechanism
Increases connection speed and reliability through a more versatile and durable mechanism
Ability to exercise latch without de-mating couplers
Faster make-up time reduces likelihood of seals blowing out for hydraulic lines
Coarse and fine guidance features on the tool and both stabplate halves provide for an excellent range of angular, rotational and lateral mis-alignment possibilities
Integral lifting points and buoyancy attachment
Integrated engineered attachment point for flying lead bundles
Two versions of the tool are available a shop tool for workshop and offshore use and the ROV-operated tool for subsea application
Tooling packages are available for purchase or rental