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Retractable Subsea Coupler Poses Sealing Challenges (.PDF Download)

Subsea Technologies Ltd. (STL), Aberdeen, Scotland, specializes in reliable and cost-effective products to solve complex subsea challenges. Company officials began exploring the possibility of creating a large (2-in.) bore, high-pressure hydraulically retractable coupler for connecting flow lines with fluid pressures to 10,000 psi. They knew they needed engineered seals to stand up to harsh subsea conditions.

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