The MORGRIP® Remote Connector is the worlds most field proven solution to enabling the remote repair of pipelines, risers and flowlines in locations not suitable for divers. Based on the unique DNV Type Approved pipe gripping and sealing system, a MORGRIP Remote connector can enable suitable contingency, tie-in or repair options for global offshore operators.

To date we have supplied over 70 remote connector systems and hold the industry record for:

  • Deepest water
  • Highest pressure
  • Largest diameter
  • Only vertical remote repair
  • Only remote repair in confines of a subsea manifold
  • Number of field deployed installations (maintaining our 100% leak-free record)

Technical Details:

The MORGRIP Connector is designed in full compliance with the pressure / capacity requirements of DNV GL-RP-F113 and ST-F101 where applicable.

For design purposes alternative codes, such as API-5L and  ASME B31.3, can also be used to determine the required test pressure.

All pressure retaining components can be designed in compliance with ASME BPVC VIII Div. 2 on request.

Gripping: Ball & Taper
Sealing: Graphite
Configuration: Coupling (pipe-to-pipe)
  Flange Adaptor (pipe-to-flange termination)
  End Cap 
  Customer specific termination
Pipe Material: Carbon Steel
  Stainless Steel
  Duplex & Super Duplex
Pipe Range: DNV Type Approval for OD 1/2″ to 42″
  DNV Product Approval for +42″
Pipe Pressure: DNV Type Approval up to ANSI Class 2500# (640Bar, 9,000psi)
  DNV Product Approval up to API 10,000 (1034Bar)
Installation: Remote Installation System

To support the installation of remote connectors, we have further provided:

  • Connector Installation Frames (CIF)
  • Coating removal tools
  • ROV skids with HPU’s and stab connectors
  • Control systems
  • Operation, workshop and storage containers
  • Deck test equipment
  • Bespoke high load clamp to tie repaired risers back into hybrid riser structures

Features and Benefits:

  • Metal graphite composite sealing enables the seal to flow around the pipe OD, ensuring a chemically resistant, high temperature, high pressure seal that will not degrade in extreme environments
  • A gripping mechanism is mounted on a tapered housing and when activated this taper enables the balls to roll onto the pipe OD. The load exerted by the gripping element is an engineered value that is dependent on pipe strength and wall thickness. This mechanical design enables operation at any water depth, irrespective of ambient water pressure
  • An external facility pressure tests MORGRIP® connectors to determine joint integrity prior to commissioning
  • Offering a 30+ year design life; and providing a totally maintenance free solution