The ferry company replaces all couplings by the Repico® Slip couplings. The Repico® Slip coupling is completely made of high quality stainless steel AISI316 material including a FKM liner.
Recently AVK Rewag received a phone call from our Danish distributor Vatech 2000. Their customer, a Danish ferry company was facing a problem and they needed advice. The ferry company was going to connect pipelines in the charge air cooler system from the turbo to the intercooler on their ferry’s. This piping system consists of stainless steel pipes with an outside diameter of 254mm. The temperature in this system can even reach a maximum of 250ºC. During the last years they have used several different types of coupling configurations. But none fulfilled their high demands and requirements, only the Repico® slip couplings.
AVK Rewag advised the ferry company to do a test with the Repico® Slip coupling, a non-tensile (flexible) coupling, which can easily absorb axial movement of the pipe, which arises due to the temperature deviations of the piping system. The Repico® Slip coupling is completely made of high quality stainless steel AISI316 material including a FKM liner. This FKM sealing operates outstanding within a temperature range of -30ºC up to +250ºC. In addition AVK recommended to use a stainless steel insert inside the gasket, to avoid that the FKM gasket might damage by the pipe ends, due to the axial movement of the pipes. The ferry company relied on AVK’s know-how and 40 years of experience and decided to agree on testing the Repico® Slip coupling with FKM liner and insert.