Sphere release fingers can be either manually operated, with a hand wheel, or fitted with electric [ATEX rated] or hydraulic actuation for remote operation if required.
The addition of this proven system is ideal for not normally facilities and allows for problem free sphere launching remotely; subsea options are also available in association with the iNPIPE PRODUCTS™ subsea pig signaller.
Sphere release fingers are generally mounted through a flange connection and can be supplied for automatic release of spheres up to 48” in diameter and up to Class 2500.
Sphere release fingers are designed and manufactured in accordance with the design parameters of all pressure vessel or pipeline codes and a full range of exotic materials depending upon the complex chemistry of the reserve including stainless steel, duplex and solid inconel or monel overlay.
Benefits of Sphere Release Fingers
- Automatic launching of spheres from the launcher or remotely as required
- Reduced sphere handling options
- Reduced wear and tear on closure doors
- Cost reduction potential for not-normally manned platforms