Mobile, AL. – The Hiller Companies is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Teekay Couplings in the United States. Teekay Couplings provide space, weight, time and cost savings with each and every installation.
“Teekay Systems have a superior design that is uniform whether they are working with a Navy combatant ship or on an offshore supply vessel.” Hiller Marine Products Manager Jorda Elliot said. “These couplings offer a simple and cost effective solution for pipe joining without the need for flanging, grooving, threading or welding. Our customers around the country have been very happy with the Teekay Coupling Systems.”
Hiller carries the two configurations of couplings offered by Teekay, Axilock and Axiflex. The Axilock version is for axially restrained piping and has two metallic anchor rings that dig into the pipe wall when the coupling is installed. This prevents the two pipes from pushing apart under pressure or pulling away under end-load.
The Axilock Fire Proof Coupling is a new offering which features a patented, internal fire sleeve that cannot be lost damaged or removed. It exceeds expected changes to IACS P2 regulations with room to spare for the future.
The Axiflex is for non-axially restrained pipes. This configuration joins pipes already anchored. The pipeline forces do not have to be contained by the coupling, and therefore, diameters up to 180” are possible using Axiflex.
Each coupling configuration consists of a casing, a gasket and locking parts. The purpose of the casing is to house the gasket and to press it onto the pipe surface when the locking parts are closed. The lock parts are designed to pull the two ends of the casing together circumferentially around the pipe. In order to achieve this, the coupling is labeled clearly with a torque figure, which ensures that the gasket is compressed sufficiently against the pipe surface.
A common phrase used by shipyard installation technicians to describe the easy Teekay Couplings installation is “two pipes, two screws, two minutes!”
Teekay Couplings have been sold for more than three decades in over 85 countries worldwide for civil, water, oil & gas, marine, building service, process, automotive and countless other industrial projects for pipes between ¾” and 180” in diameter.