Patent Number: 6,612,341

Title: Securing shell assemblies to pipelines

Abstract: A method for securing a shell assembly to a pipeline. A two part shell assembly is secured to the pipeline and holds in position an annular sealing arrangement located about a predetermined area of the outer surface of the pipeline. The sealing arrangement includes a containment ring surrounding an annular seal. The containment ring is provided with connected through passages so that sealant can be introduced by a hole in the assembly into the passages to provide sealing between the containment ring and the pipeline, and between the containment ring and the shell assembly. Thus, should the annular seal fail during service the introduced sealant provides a seal.

Inventors: Vu; Dan Quoc (Loughborough, GB)

Assignee: Lattice Intellectual Property Limited

International Classification: F16L 55/172 (20060101); F16L 55/16 (20060101); F16L 055/16 (); F16L 041/06 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020