30 Inch, 3.1 Metre Super Duplex Pipe Clamp

Emergency Repair
Project Manager
Roald Kolsnes

Project description

In December 2021, a client contacted IK Topside Services Business Area to supply a bolted clamp solution with a 25-year lifetime, avoiding any welding. This project was not straightforward, as the design criteria included 20 bar dangerous gas and tough restricted manhole access. 


Due to the restricted access, IK Topside team of specialist engineers designed their first four-quarter sections of pipe clamp with bespoke engineered assembly and rigging equipment for safe and efficient installation on site. It was agreed that super duplex material would be chosen for this application, enabling a 25-year lifetime in this rough environment. The installation was successfully completed within the timeframe, and the client is pleased with the outcome. 

“Engineering, fabricating, and installing a huge four-quarter-section pipe clamp is a complex job, especially when you have a short delivery time and involve welding and machining in super duplex material. I am incredibly proud of our brilliant engineers and skilful mechanics that have followed this project from start to finish on site.” 

– Roald Kolsnes