The VERAX Compact Flange
The original and optimal compact flange
system. Simple, Safe and Sound
The weight of a VCF-joint is less than 1/5 of an equivalent
conventional, standard joint. As a result great savings in weight
and space are achieved.
The illustration shows an ANSI Class 2500# joint (weight
complete 48 kg, outside diameter 235 mm for 60,3*11 mm stainless
pipe) and an equivalent VCF-joint (weight complete: 4,2 kg, outside
diameter 110 mm).
An independant FEM-analysis
illustrates how significant the peak stresses are in an ANSI-joint.
Great savings, -
- Low cost. Small
dimensions and low weight mean less material and cost of manufacture
what results in reduced prices.
- Small size. Aboard
ships, offshore rigs and -installations, VCF-joints will offer
ease of installation and operation.
- Low maintenance. The
monitoring of leakage from VCF-joints (the US-EPA Clean
Air Act) may be reduced from annually to once every 4 year,
what means reduced cost of surveillance and maintenance.
- Low risk. Leakage
from conventional gasketed pipe joints has been and will continue
to be the cause of accidents and damage to the environment.
The VCF-System does offer a significant step towards safe operation,
- not only onshore, but also off-shore and at sea.
- Reduced corrosion. Neither
the flange faces nor the bolts are exposed to internal media
or external environment. A static mode and full metal-to-metal
contact between flange faces eliminate interface corrosion.
- No cumbersome seal rings. Simple
assembly and removal of equipment. Replacement of valves and
pumps is simplified as such will slide in place.
- Inventory reduction. The
number of joint sizes may be significanly reduced. Further,
only one length of bolt per diameter belongs to the VCF-System.
- Process efficiency. Thanks
to the use of VCF-joints many industries may raise the operating
temperatures and pressures to improve efficiency and profit
at the same time reduce maintenance and low down-time for repair
of leaking flanged joints.
All components carry the VERAX
Each flange carries the VERAX
trade mark and a number to identify it. Any information
is documented on a CD-ROM included in the delivery. Each
component and any document within the VERAX Compact Flange
System are marked accordingly.
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