one piece flange adapters

Case Study

Why Use Dixon 1-Piece Flange Adapters?

End-User Feedback
  • A common challenge in maintaining equipment used in hydraulic fracturing operations is eliminating and preventing leaks of hazardous and non-hazardous fluids.
  • Equipment such as blenders, hydration units, and missiles contain several flange adapters, each having welds and threads.
  • Safety, environmental, and maintenance costs continue to increase on the equipment used in this demanding service.
  • End-users require more efficient and low-cost systems, and the performance of their hydraulic fracturing service is critical to their long-term.

Left: A fabricated flange adapter welded to missile manifold that will fail prematurely due to poor alignment of birds beak to pipe (double weld seam).
A fabricated flange adapter welded to missile manifold that will fail prematurely due to poor alignment of birds beak to pipe (double weld seam).

 
Fabricated Flange Adapter
The fabricated flange adapter has deteriorated and failed during worksite set up.

 

Facts
  • Flange adapters are used in many hydraulic fracturing applications to transfer water-based fluids including brine, chemicals, acids, sand slurries, and produced water.
  • Depending on the configuration, there are 1-4 welds and/or threads in a traditional steel fabricated flange adapter.
  • Boss™ LPS flange adapters have no welds or pipe threads to deteriorate causing premature leaks.

Dixon Solution
  • Develop a performance line of flange adapters with no welds or threads to fail. Utilize Dixon iron and steel manufacturing technologies to produce one-piece adapters for the numerous low-pressure manifold applications that are used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
  • Start the process by designing various 4” flange by hammer union and flange by butt-weld connections, and evolve offering per customer demand.
No Welds, No Threads, No Leaks!

Female Adapter x FlangeOne Piece 150lb Flange to weld adapter