FMC Technologies, Inc. is an American global provider of equipment and services for the energy industry. The company has approximately 19,700 employees and operates 30 production facilities in 16 countries. FMC Technologies designs, manufactures and services systems and products such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure pumps and fluid control equipment, measurement solutions and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry. The company also specializes in subsea technologies that maximize recovery of hydrocarbons from challenging reservoirs. FMC Technologies was incorporated in 2000 when FMC Corporation divested its machinery businesses. FMC Technologies has its headquarters in northern Houston, Texas. FMC Technologies. Retrieved on December 11, 2009.FMC Technologies should not be confused with FMC Corp., which is a separate company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wikipedia.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2015-02-20
A manifold assembly for connecting a plurality of pumping units to a wellhead includes at least one main line which is connectable to the wellhead and includes a plurality of discharge connectors, and a plurality of articulating arm assemblies which are each connected to a corresponding discharge connector. Each arm assembly comprises a connector member which includes at least an inlet port, an outlet port and a third port that is located generally opposite the outlet port and is closed by a removable plug member, an articulating conduit assembly which comprises a first end that is connected to the inlet port and a second end that is connectable to a corresponding one of the plurality of pumping units, and a riser swivel which is connected between the outlet port and the discharge connector. In use of the manifold assembly, each arm assembly is connected to a corresponding pumping unit and the main line is connected to the wellhead to thereby connect the pumping units to the wellhead.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2015-08-27
A bi-directional seal assembly for sealing the annulus between an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member comprises an annular seal which in cross section includes a generally U-shaped first portion having a radially inner first leg and a radially outer second leg and a generally U-shaped second portion having a radially inner third leg and a radially outer fourth leg. The second and third legs are joined together such that the first leg engages the inner tubular member and the fourth leg engages the outer tubular member. Pressure below the seal urges the first leg into sealing engagement with the inner tubular member and forces the second and third legs radially outwardly to thereby urge the fourth leg into sealing engagement with the outer tubular member. Also, pressure above the seal urges the fourth leg into sealing engagement with the outer tubular member and forces the second and third legs radially inwardly to thereby urge the first leg into sealing engagement with the inner tubular member.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2014-08-05
A pressure relief comprises a valve body which includes an inlet bore that is connectable to a flow line, an outlet bore that is connectable to a vent line and a valve bore that extends to between the inlet and outlet bores. A valve member is slidably supported in the valve bore and is moveable between a closed position in which the fluid in the flow line is prevented from flowing from the inlet bore to the outlet bore and an open position in which the fluid in the flow line is permitted to flow from the inlet bore to the outlet bore. A solenoid operated pilot valve is connected to the valve body over the valve bore, and a fluid chamber is located in the pilot valve above the valve member. The fluid chamber is filled with a hydraulic fluid, and the hydraulic fluid in the fluid chamber is operatively engaged with the valve member. In a closed position of the pilot valve the hydraulic fluid is trapped in the fluid chamber to thereby prevent the valve member from moving from its closed position to its open position, and in an open position of the pilot valve the hydraulic fluid is released from the fluid chamber to thereby allow the valve member to move from its dosed position to its open position.
FMC Technologies | Date: 2014-03-07
FMC Technologies | Date: 2014-04-15
A subsea power distribution device and system. The subsea power distribution device comprises a watertight housing accommodating at least one transformer, the transformer having a primary winding and a plurality of secondary windings; input terminals, electrically connected to the primary winding and arranged to be connected to a remote power supply; output terminals, electrically connected to the secondary windings and arranged to be connected to subsea power consuming devices. The switches are arranged to break the connections between each secondary winding and a corresponding output terminal, and the switches are arranged within the watertight housing.