The GMC Mechanical Connector sets a new industry standard for the mechanical connection of tubular products.
Utilised for multiple high-fatigue applications, GMC’s connector offers higher fatigue-resistance, faster connectivity, no torquing, and reusability, whilst employing a variety of multifunctional vessels.
ISO 21329 certified and DNV witnessed, the GMC Connector is one of the first mechanical connectors to meet this high standard.
GMC Mechanical Connector Benefits
GMC Mechanical Connector Applications
ISO 21329:2004 specifies requirements and provides guidance for the testing of mechanical connectors for use in pipeline transportation systems for the petroleum and natural gas industries as defined in ISO 13623.
The tests specified in ISO 21329:2004 are intended to form part of the design verification process for connectors. They provide objective evidence that connectors conform to a defined performance envelope.
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ISO 21329 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 67, Materials, equipment and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries, Subcommittee SC 2, Pipeline transportation systems.
The GMC Mechanical Connector successfully completed all DNV ISO:21329 required testing and was awarded certification in 2010.
(Read the OTC 2011 paper, “Improved Concentric Thread Connectors for SCRs and Pipelines“)
As of September 2013, ISO:21329:2004 is also classified to meet the API Standard 2RD:2013, Dynamic Risers for Floating Production Systems.
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