The Hiller Companies have announced they are the exclusive distributor of Teekay Couplings in the United States. Teekay Couplings have been sold for more than three decades in over 85 countries worldwide for civil, water, oil & gas, marine, building service, process, automotive and countless other industrial projects for pipes between ¾” and 180” in diameter.
Hiller carries the two configurations of couplings offered by Teekay, Axilock and Axiflex. The Axilock version is for axially restrained piping and has two metallic anchor rings that dig into the pipe wall when the coupling is installed. This prevents the two pipes from pushing apart under pressure or pulling away under end-load. The Axilock Fire Proof Coupling is a new offering which features a patented, internal fire sleeve that cannot be lost damaged or removed. It exceeds expected changes to IACS P2 regulations with room to spare for the future.
The Axiflex is for non-axially restrained pipes. This configuration joins pipes already anchored. The pipeline forces do not have to be contained by the coupling, and therefore, diameters up to 180” are possible using Axiflex.