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H - 4 Family of Subsea Connectors

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H-4 Family
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The ABB Vetco Gray Family of H-4 Connectors has been value-engineered to provide you with the best connector. T h e H - 4 l i n e of connectors was introduced to the oil and gas industry in 1964. Having been in use ever since, they still produce in every region of the world and i n every offshore environment. These field proven, hydraulically operated, metal-to-metal sealing connectors areusedfor:
! BOP stack to wellhead ! LMRP to BOP stack ! Completion tree to wellhead ! TLP/subsea template tieback ! Production riser assembly to subsea manifold ! Single point mooring to anchor base ! Caisson completions and artificial island drilling ! Specially adapted applications

18-3/4 E H-4 Load Capacity Envelope


Load Capacity at 2/3 Yield

E H-4 Connector

15 12

Note: Tension values at the wellhead for 3,000 psi connector locking pressure.

Tension - 1,000 kips

9 6
Capacity Envelope

Tension - 750 kips

Tension - 500 kips Tension - 250 kips Tension - 0 kips

0.5

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.5

4.0

Bending Moment (MM ft-lbs)

Bending loadCapacity: . . . . . . 2 MM ft-lbs Preload: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.10 MM lbs Hydraulic Circuits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lock Fluid Volume: . . . . . . . . . 3.45 US Gal Unlock Fluid Volume: . . . . . . . 4.30 US Gal O.D.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46.785 in Weight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,500 lbs Swallow: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.5 in Max.ServicePressure: . . . . . . . 10,000 psi Hydraulic Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500

Ideal for deepwater use, the H-4 line of connectors has reliable, simple operating characteristics; excellent bending and tensile load capabilities; and a long, economical servicelife.

18-3/4 ExF H-4 Load Capacity Envelope


Load Capacity at 2/3 Yield 20 16
Tension - 1,000 kips Note: Tension values at the wellhead for 3,000 psi connector locking pressure.

E x F H-4 Connector

12 8
Capacity Envelope

Tension - 750 kips

Tension - 500 kips Tension - 250 kips Tension - 0 kips

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0.5

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

3.0

3.5

4.0

Bending Moment (MM ft-lbs)

Bending load Capacity: . . . . 3.1 MM ft-lbs Preload: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.51 MM lbs Hydraulic Circuits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Lock Fluid Volume: . . . . . . . . . 4.14 U S Gal Unlock Fluid Volume: . . . . . . . 5.16 US Gal O.D.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.5 in Weight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,200 lbs Swallow: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.5 in Max. Service Pressure: . . . . . . . 15,000 psi Hydraulic Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500

Subsea Connectors
VX Seal

SHD H-4 Connector

Hydraulic VX/VT Retainer Pins (4) Places

Flush Ports (4) Places Adapter Kit for standard 27 wellhead Rig Installed

Hydrate Seal

SMS-700 30 OD Wellhead

MS-700 27OD Wellhead

Specifications and Capacity Envelope for SHD H-4 based on connection with SMS-700 Wellhead. Bending load Capacity: . . . . 7 MM ft-lbs Preload: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.5 MM lbs Hydraulic Circuits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lock Fluid Volume: . . . . . . 12.10 US Gal Unlock Fluid Volume: . . . . 15.10 USGal O.D.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 in Weight: . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 28,600 lbs Swallow: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.25 in Max. Service Pressure: . . . . 15,000 psi Hydraulic Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000

18-3/4 SHD H-4 Load Capacity Envelope


Load Capacity at 2/3 Yield 25 20 15 10
Capacity Envelope Note: Tension values at the wellhead for 3,000 psi connector locking pressure.
Tension - 1,500 kips

Tension - 0 kips

1.0

2.0

3.0

4.0

5.0

6.0

7.0

8.0

Bending Moment (MM ft-lbs)

The HD H-4 and SHD H-4 Connectors are designed for use with ABB Vetco Gray MS-700 s and SMS-700 wellheads, respectively; in deepwater, critical services where high bending loads are anticipated. High preloads allow high bending capacities and give exceptional fatigue life characteristics. The SHD H-4 Connector may also be adapted for use with the standard MS-700 wellhead system.All H-4 connectors are also designed for use with SGwellheads.
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Reliable
18-3/4 HD H-4 Load Capacity Envelope
Load Capacity at 2/3 Yield 25

HD H-4 Connector
20 15 10
Capacity Envelope

Note: Tension values at the wellhead for 3,000 psi connector locking pressure.

Tension - 1,500 kips


Tension - 0 kips

1.0

2.0

3.0

4.0

5.0

6.0

7.0

8.0

Bending Moment (MM ft-lbs)

Bending loadCapacity: . . . . . . 4 MM ft-lbs Preload: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.25 MM lbs Hydraulic Circuits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lock Fluid Volume: . . . . . . . . 12.10 US Gal Unlock Fluid Volume: . . . . . . 15.10 US Gal O.D.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 in Weight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 25,770 lbs Swallow: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.25 in Max. Service Pressure: . . . . . . . 15,000 psi Hydraulic Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000

16-3/4 DHD H-4 Load Capacity Envelope


Load Capacity at 2/3 Yield 25 20 15
Capacity Envelope Note: cylinder locking pressure of 3,000 psi

DHD H-4 Connector

10 5

1.0

2.0

3.0

4.0

5.0

6.0

7.0

8.0

Bending Moment (MM ft-lbs)

Bending load Capacity: . . . . . 2.5MMft-lbs Preload: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 MMlbs Hydraulic Circuits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lock Fluid Volume:. . . . . . . . .12.10 US Gal Unlock Fluid Volume: . . . . . . 15.10 US Gal O.D.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.25 in Weight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 29,662 lbs Swallow: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.25 in Max.Service Pressure: . . . . . . . 15,000 psi Hydraulic Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,500

MS-700 16-3/4Wellhead

Reliable
18-3/4 ExF H-4 Load Capacity Envelope
Load Capacity at 2/3 Yield 20
Note: Tension values at the wellhead for 3,000 psi connector locking pressure.

16
Tension - 1,000 kips

12 8
Capacity Envelope

Tension - 750 kips

Tension - 500 kips Tension - 250 kips Tension - 0 kips

Bending load Capacity: . . . . . 3.1MMft-lbs Preload: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.51 MM lbs Hydraulic Circuits: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Lock Fluid Volume: . . . . . . . . . 4.14 U S Gal Unlock Fluid Volume: . . . . . . . 5.16 US Gal O.D.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.5 in Weight: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,200 lbs Swallow: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.5 in Max. Service Pressure: . . . . . . . 15,000 psi Hydraulic Pressure: . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000 psi

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1.0

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2.0

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3.0

3.5

4.0

Bending Moment (MM ft-lbs)

E x F HAR H-4 Connector


The E x F HAR H-4Connector is designed for disconnecting with large vessel offset. This connector has the same specifications as the ExF H-4 Connectorwith specific modification for HighAngleRelease.

Locking System Design & Secondary Release System Assure Quick Release
Design of hydraulic piston provides releasing force 23% greater than locking force for same operating pressure, using primary release only. Using primary and secondary release system together results in a releasing force 146% greater than the locking force. Ramping action between faces of locking d o g segments a n d wellhead housing provides an outward radial thrust equal to the vertical pull on the connector, assuring release. Springs between the locking dog segments assist the outward radial thrust.

H-4 Connector Seals


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All MS-700 wellheads have the VX/VT profile, providing an extra sealing surface in the event of damage to the primary VX sealing surface. Additionally,allofABBVetco Gray H-4 w ellhead connectors a lso have an inverted VX/VT profile, enabling the V T gasket to b e s installed inverted in the event of damageto the sealing surface o f the connector.

VX Gasket
Stainless steel rated for 15,000 psi MWP at o 250 F Standard carbon steel, cadmium-plated metal-to-metal seal rated for 10,000 psi MWP www.abbvetcogray.com

VGX Gasket
Rated for 15,000 psi at temperatures up to o 350 F Geometrically interchangeable with the VX gasket Ideally suited for high-pressure, high-temperature applications and critical service applications

VT Profile / Gasket
ABB Vetco Gray H-4 connectors, MS-700 and SG subsea wellhead systems are manufactured with the dual taper VX/VT gasket profile with two independent sealing surfaces The secondary VT sealing surface is used when impact, corrosion or washout has damaged the primary VX sealing surface in the wellhead or connector

Features & Benefits


Common Features & Benefits H-4 Family of Connectors
Rig Serviceable Hydraulic Systems Field Proven Reliability
Over 200 H-4 connectors on active rigs or under construction since 1964.

Optional Upper Body Configurations Available Easy Primary Seal Replacement


Safety - Replacement of seal ring does not require personnel to be under connector/BOP. Subsea - Seal isROVreplaceable and retrievable.

High Strength Connection


355 degrees circumferential dog ring contact to the four locking grooves of the wellhead/mandrel profile distributes bending and tensile loads uniformly.

Visual Position Indicator Rod


Indicator rod provides positive, visual indication of locked and unlocked position as wellas cam ring travel.

Hydrate Protection
Methane Gas Seal - Large cross-section seal prevents the migration of hydrate forming methane gas into the H-4 Connector. Flush Ports - In the event that hydrates form in the H-4 Connector, hydrate flushing ports located in the upper body will facilitate their removal.

Pressure-tight Self-energizing Seal


Positive compression loading of the seal ring into the corrosion and damage resistant seal surface provides reliable sealing integrity.

Primary and Secondary Hydraulic Circuits


The dual hydraulic operating system generates 23% more releasing force than locking force.

Seal Ring Protection


Connector to wellhead/mandrel interface is self-aligning, which assures that the gasket will not be damaged during makeup.

Positive Mechanical Release


Dog profile design (45 degrees) assures positive retraction of locking dog segments at separation.

VX/VT Back-up Seal Profile


All current H-4 connector designs have the VX/VT seal profile, and are inconel inlayed for corrosion and damage protection.

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Western Hemisphere
ABB Vetco Gray Inc. P.O. Box 2291 Houston, Texas 77252-2291 U.S.A. Telephone: 281-448-4410 1 (800)231-6828 Fax: 281-847-4660

Eastern Hemisphere
ABB Vetco Gray U.K. Ltd. Broadfold Road, Bridgeof Don Aberdeen, Scotland AB23 8EY Telephone: (44) 1224 852000 Fax: (44) 1224852434

Asia Pacific/Middle East


ABB Vetco Gray (PTE) Ltd. 2 Benoi Road, Jurong Town Singapore 629876 Telephone: (65) 861-3344 Fax: (65)861-3103

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