The KW Designed Solutions Breech Lock Closure Pressure Vessel utilises one of our most robust quick-acting closures. The Breech Lock Closure is an innovatively engineered closure, robust in design, allowing the operator to rapidly open or close the pressure vessel with a simple 1/8th to 1/16th turn of a handle.
The slim-line nature of the breech lock closure allows the body of the pressure vessel to remain slender and parallel providing the benefit to easily retro-fit Heat Transfer Jackets to the OD of the pressure vessel.
Used in the vertical orientation these pressure vessels have a small footprint and allow the DUT to be attached to the underside of the closure, reducing the amount of manual handling required. Our Breech Lock Closure Pressure Vessel can also be used in a horizontal orientation with the addition of vessel and closure support frames incorporated into the design to ensure closure alignment to the pressure vessel body is maintained.
KW Designed Solutions Breech Lock Closure Pressure Vessels are supplied with operating pressure of up to 2000 bar and temperatures range from -50°C to +300°C.
Applications and Customer Uses
The KW Designed Solutions Breech Lock Closure Pressure Vessel has proven to be a popular choice for our customers who work within the Oil & Gas and Subsea industry sectors. The ease of handling, safe and quick-acting features of the closure provide the customer with the right choice of design suited for this type of operating environment.
Typically this type of Closure Pressure Vessel is used for carrying out qualification, F.A.T. or Production Testing of:
We also supply additional types of equipment associated with advanced Subsea Simulation Hyperbaric Testing allowing customers to create specific subsea test environments, such as agitation of sand and silt media, heating and cooling of testing media or the ability to manipulate components within the Vessel, allowing functionality such as mate/de-mate of electrical or hydraulic connectors.
KW Designed Solutions aim to provide a solution for the most specific and demanding requirements
Pressure testing CIMVs (Chemical Injection Metering Valve) Ref: SO684, Equip No. 2175)
A pressure vessel with a breech Lock quick-acting closure supplied for the factory acceptance testing (FAT) of chemical injection metering valves.
Pressure testing directional guided drilling tools for wellbore manufacture (Ref: SO260, Equip No. 2022)
This pressure vessel was developed to carry out qualification, FAT or production testing of guided drilling tooling and equipment. The design allowed for elevated temperature testing to be carried out whilst also allowing quick entry into the vessel to access the device under test within minutes.
FAT/R&D on subsea electrical connectors (Ref: SO298, Equip No. 2042)
Wet-mate electrical connectors supplied to the subsea sector for power, control and communications have to undergo comprehensive testing to prove their robustness and reliability in the most realistic and severe of operating environments.
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KW Designed Solutions Ltd, KW Group, Drumhead Road, Chorley North Business Park,
Chorley, Lancashire PR6 7DE. United Kingdom.
Designed and manufactured in the UK.