MORGRIP® Topside Connectors


Hydratight's MORGRIP® Topside Connectors are designed to be used as a fire-safe, weldless replacement for a permanent or temporary pipe repair, for tie-ins or capping redundant lines.

MORGRIP® Connectors are an established and trusted method of connection for all critical and non-critical lines, topside, onshore, and offshore, on manned and unmanned installations worldwide. First used in the late 1980s, Hydratight's MORGRIP® Mechanical Connectors boast a 100% leak free in-service record with over 2500 Connectors deployed to date.

All MORGRIP® Mechanical Topside Connectors utilise the unique pipe gripping and metal-graphite sealing system enabling they can withstand external loading. These attributes combined with an approved connector design life of 50 years make MORGRIP® Mechanical Topside Connectors suitable as a direct replacement for standard flange type or welded connections.

MORGRIP® Mechanical Topside Connectors allow the user to enjoy the financial and practical benefits of a non-welded hot work free connection without compromising integrity.

The key benefits of MORGRIP® Topside Connectors:

  • Hotwork-free installation
  • Firesafe certified
  • Up to 44” pipe diameter
  • Up to ASME/ANSI Class 2500
  • Higher pressure ratings available on request
  • No need for full shutdown (cold repairs)
  • Metal graphite composite seal
  • Carbon steel, stainless steel, duplex and super duplex compatible
  • NACE compliant
  • External seal testing facility
  • Permanent or temporary solution
  • Comprehensive third-party approvals, including DNV and Lloyds Register and ABS
  • Over 25 years track record
  • Suitable for Hydrocarbon applications
  • At least as strong as the pipe
  • Unique weld strength gripping mechanism
  • Removable and reusable
  • Approved connector design life of 50 years

MORGRIP®  Topside Connectors are available in various configurations including:

Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) - Subsea
Hydratight can provide connectors designed and manufactured to specific requirements for your emergency pipeline repair requirements. Hydratight also offers the "EPRS Club" where operators and asset owners pay an annual fee to have access to shared pre-engineered Connector designs, stock long lead-time materials and reserved machining capacity. For more information on our EPRS Club membership you can download our information sheet or if you'd like to discuss your application in more detail, or want more information about this project, please contact us.

MORGRIP® Topside Connectors

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