Quick-fit fittings expand to half-inch sizes

At Offshore Europe in September, Parker Instrumentation will expand its family of rapid-assembly, compression tube fittings for pressures up to 15,000lb/in2. New 0.5in sizes provide an ideal solution for handling the high tensile, duplex and super-duplex tubing often favoured for running down high pressure, deepwater wells. MPI tube fittings are based on the familiar, industry-standard compression assembly technique. This allows a fitting to be installed in seconds by simply tightening a nut, eliminating the time-consuming “coning and threading” practices that usually need to be performed in the field when applying traditional medium-to-high pressure fittings. Using MPI fittings, instrumentation engineers working in deepwater exploration and production areas can now assemble tubing systems in a tiny fraction of the time previously required. They also avoid the need for specialised training in installing traditional high-pressure fittings, and the close attention to quality control procedures typically required during assembly. The new product extends the MPI sizes Parker offers for small instrumentation tubing applications, adding a 0.5in option to the existing choices of 0.25, 0.375 and 0.5625in.

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