Equalizer International, designer and developer of flange maintenance tools for the energy sector, will launch its new NutSplitter range at next week’s Offshore Europe.
The range has been designed to provide more effective tools to split nuts on flange joints both on and offshore.
The tools have optimised cutting head geometry which allows the NutSplitter to be used on a wide range of flange joints, many of which were previously too tight for conventional nut splitters.
Designed specifically for pipe-line bolted flange joints, with its hydraulic cylinder integrated into the cutting-head, Equalizer claims it is the smallest and lightest nut splitter on the market.
An integral pump unit is built into the back end of the tool making it particularly applicable for subsea and working-at-height applications because it removes the need for hoses, couplings and separate hydraulic-pumps.
An integrated steel shroud encloses the cutting zone to protect against flying particles and a high-strength composite handle helps tackle vibration and shock isolation.
Managing director John Morgan, said: “The NutSplitter launch follows on from the launch of our SWi range of wedges at Offshore Europe in 2013. These are now in use around the world and this new addition to our product range is already attracting global interest.”
Aberdeen-based Equalizer International will be exhibiting the NutSplitter and the next generation of some of its existing tools on Stand 4D41 at Offshore Europe.