The largest clamp ever forged in Manoir Bouzonville – 16 July, 2014
Manoir Bouzonville has recently forged clamps that are amongst the largest components ever produced in its closed- die forging shop. These parts, forged in AISI4130 material (30DC4) weight over 600 kg (1320 lbs) for a length of 1.3 meters (50 inches) have been produced for one of the leading manufacturer of clamp connectors. They will be used to connect pipes under pressure (up to 4000 bars) as well as mechanical stress in both axial and radial directions.
This new component adds up to the existing range of clamps already forged by Manoir Bouzonville, used for research and production of Oil and Gas, in Surface and Subsea environments up to 3000 meters depth. Closed-die forging process allows customers to obtain optimal mechanical characteristics to ensure long life of the equipment, while limiting requirement for machining, as Manoir Bouzonville closed-die technology enables a forging profile close to customer final product profile.
Manoir Forging Solutions Division is one of the leaders in the production of closed-die forgings with complex shapes and high requirements for the Oil and Gas Industry. The Manoir Industries forging expertise has been regularly growing over the past few years, especially in the offshore/subsea equipment market thanks to its capability to forge various type of materials, from stainless steel to duplex or incoloy.
Manoir Industries, an international metal processing casting and forging group, develops proprietary alloys and manufactures high performance metal components molded and forged for the petrochemical, nuclear, oil&gas, civil engineering, energy, defense and construction markets. Manoir’s solid technical expertise continues to drive its sustainable leading position offering innovative services to its customers worldwide.