We are currently embarking on an exciting programme of global field testing ahead of the release of our new product range (pictured), which is due to market later this year.
Field testing is being carried out across Europe, North and South America, Africa and Australasia this summer and autumn.
The project will run alongside UK testing of our new dry break couplings in controlled lab conditions, which will use a replica oil platform to measure performance as well as collating data on wear under different conditions.
Our latest innovations in dry break couplings tackle sustainability and cost management, chiefly in the oil, gas and chemical industries.
The new range is being developed in different sizes and materials from the largest 4 inch products suitable for use on oil platforms to transfer high volume fluids, to smallest 1 inch couplings. Chemically resistant titanium versions have been developed specifically for the transfer of hazardous liquids.
Discussions with global distributors have progressed well and we have proved that there is high demand for a product that can drive down costs, improve safety and eliminate spills in situations where oil, gas and chemicals in particular are being moved and transferred.
Moving to global field testing is a significant step and demonstrates the level of international interest in our products, which have been designed and built here in the UK.
Smartflow’s dry break couplings are up to 60 times faster than connections using traditional flanges with valves. Speeding up the loading/unloading process on fluid transfer systems. They have been designed to reduce the number of parts and eliminate spills for greater efficiency and safety on site.
We expect to confirm details of our global distributor network over the coming months and will expand production once testing is complete.