Patents Assigned to Technip France
  • Patent number: 11315015
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method of side-stepping the need to retrain neural network model after initially trained using a simulator by comparing real-world data to data predicted by the simulator for the same inputs, and developing a mapping correlation that adjusts real world data toward the simulation data. Thus, the decision logic developed in the simulation-trained model is preserved and continues to operate in an altered reality. A threshold metric of similarity can be initially provided into the mapping algorithm, which automatically adjusts real world data to adjusted data corresponding to the simulation data for operating the neural network model when the metric of similarity between the real world data and the simulation data exceeds the threshold metric. Updated learning can continue as desired, working in the background as conditions are monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: James Francis O'Sullivan, Djoni Eka Sidarta, Ho Joon Lim
  • Publication number: 20210339831
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for monitoring a floating vessel hull mooring system by determining one or more hull rotational motions of yaw, roll, and/or pitch that do not require independent knowledge of environmental conditions. The hull rotational motion of a secure and intact mooring system can be calculated and/or established experientially over time by measuring movement of the hull to characterize the hull rotational motion at given geographical positions. A compromised mooring system will result in different hull rotational motion of at least one of yaw, roll, and/or pitch. By monitoring the hull rotational motion for a given geographical position to be compared to the theoretical values (and/or previous recorded values), it is then possible to assess that at least a portion of the mooring system has been compromised and in at some embodiment indicate which portion of the mooring system has been compromised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Nicolas TCHERNIGUIN, Djoni Eka SIDARTA, Johyun KYOUNG, Ho Joon LIM
  • Patent number: 11162034
    Abstract: A cracking furnace includes a pyrolysis tube 1 for carrying a flow of fluid, the pyrolysis tube including a radially inner body 3 and a radially outer wall 2 which together define an annular flow passage 5, wherein at least one of the radially inner body and the radially outer wall has a centre line which extends helically in a longitudinal direction of the pyrolysis tube, so as to promote rotation of the fluid as it flows along the pyrolysis tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Peter Oud, Esmaeil Mahmoudi Namarvar, Marco Van Goethem
  • Patent number: 11125506
    Abstract: A tube heat exchanger extending in a vertical direction, comprising: a first chamber including a lower portion provided with at least one intake inlet for a diphasic fluid including a liquid and a first vapor containing a mist; an upper portion; and a first recovery member passed through by the first vapor and recovering the mist in liquid form, the first vapor next arriving in the upper portion, a central chamber forming liquid films running over the tubes and vaporizing at least partially to produce a second vapor, the tubes being traveled inwardly by a fluid hotter than the diphasic fluid, and a second chamber receiving the first vapor and the second vapor to form a third vapor, and including an outlet for the non-vaporized liquid and an outlet for the third vapor, the first chamber and the second chamber together forming a volume surrounding the central chamber around the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventor: Nicolas Rambure
  • Patent number: 11117110
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for heating a process gas in a top or bottom fired reformer, a method for improving the temperature spread over a top or bottom fired reformer, and to a top or bottom fired reformer wherein these methods can applied. This can be achieved by the lane flow rate of at least one outer tube lane being different from the lane flow rate of at least one inner tube lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Technip France
    Inventors: Roland Van Uffelen, Stephane Walspurger
  • Patent number: 11067274
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flue gas exhaust system for an industrial furnace, especially a steam reforming furnace. The flue gas exhaust system comprises a stack having an inlet opening for introducing flue gas into the stack and an outlet opening for exhausting flue gas. The inlet opening of the stack is in fluid connection to an outlet of a heat recovery system of the industrial furnace. Further, the fluid connection between said heat recovery system outlet and said stack inlet opening comprises a transition flue gas duct that at least partly embraces a part of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventor: Jacobus Robbers
  • Patent number: 11047512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible pipe comprising a mechanical reinforcement element (4) and a pressure sheath. Mechanical reinforcement element (4) comprises at least one metallic tensile armour layer (6) and at least one composite tensile armour layer (7). Composite tensile armour layer (7) is arranged outside metallic tensile armour layer (6). Separation means (8) are provided to separate composite tensile armours (7), while maintaining a radial clearance and a circumferential clearance for composite tensile armours (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: IFP Energies nouvelles, TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Vincent Le Corre, Michael Martinez, Julien Maurice, Alexandre Damiens, Antoine Felix-Henry
  • Patent number: 11029096
    Abstract: Heat exchanger for quenching reaction gas comprising—a coolable double-wall tube including an inner tubular wall and an outer tubular wall, wherein said inner tubular wall is configured to convey said reaction gas to be quenched, and wherein a space defined by said inner tubular wall and said outer tubular wall is configured to convey a coolant; —a tubular connection member having a bifurcating longitudinal cross-section comprising an exterior wall section and an interior wall section defining an intermediate space filled with refractory filler material, wherein a converging end of said connection member is arranged to be in connection with an uncoolable reaction gas conveying pipe, wherein said exterior wall section is connected with said outer tubular wall of said coolable double-wall tube, wherein an axial gap is left between said interior wall section and said inner tubular wall of said coolable double-wall tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Esmaeil Mahmoudi Namarvar, Peter Oud
  • Patent number: 10995910
    Abstract: The process comprises the following steps: mixing a gaseous stream of flash gas and a gaseous stream of boil-off gas to form a mixed gaseous flow; compressing the mixed gaseous flow in at least one compression apparatus to form a flow of compressed combustible gas; withdrawing a bypass flow in the flow of compressed combustible gas; compressing the bypass flow in at least one downstream compressor; cooling and expanding the compressed bypass flow; reheating at least a first stream derived from the expanded bypass flow in at least one downstream heat exchanger, reintroducing the first reheated stream in the mixed gaseous flow upstream from the compression apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Sylvain Vovard, Vincent Tirilly
  • Publication number: 20210008828
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a pipe comprising at least one layer at least comprising, preferably consisting essentially of (or being made of), a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer comprising from 0.8% to 2.5% by weight of recurring units derived from at least one perfluorinated alkyl vinyl ether having formula (I) here below: CF2?CF—O—Rf (I) wherein Rf is a linear or branched C3-C5 perfluorinated alkyl group or a linear or branched C3-C12 perfluorinated oxyalkyl group comprising one or more ether oxygen atoms, said TFE copolymer having a melt flow index comprised between 0.5 and 6.0 g/10 min, as measured according to ASTM D1238 at 372° C. under a load of 5 Kg [polymer (F)]. The invention also pertains to use of said pipe in heat exchangers and in downhole operations including drilling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicants: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A., TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Marco Mirenda, Nicasio Messina
  • Publication number: 20210008827
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a pipe comprising at least one layer at least comprising, preferably consisting essentially of (or being made of), a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer comprising from 0.8% to 2.5% by weight of recurring units derived from at least one perfluorinated alkyl vinyl ether having formula (I) here below: CF2=CF—O—Rf (I) wherein Rf is a linear or branched C3-C5 perfluorinated alkyl group or a linear or branched C3-C12 perfluorinated oxyalkyl group comprising one or more ether oxygen atoms, said TFE copolymer having a melt flow index comprised between 0.5 and 6.0 g/10 min, as measured according to ASTM D1238 at 372° C. under a load of 5 Kg [polymer (F)]. The invention also pertains to use of said pipe in heat exchangers and in downhole operations including drilling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicants: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A., TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Marco Mirenda, Nicasio Messina
  • Patent number: 10835981
    Abstract: A method for automated circumferential welding of a workpiece by means of at least one welding device, including: (a) determining a further weld path for a further weld to be welded on the workpiece, the further weld extending from a start point, via a downstream part to a stop point, (b) determining first welding parameters associated with the further weld and adapted to weld the further weld on the workpiece, the first welding parameters are adapted to transfer a first level of heat to the workpiece, (c) identifying at least one overlap area in the further weld path between the downstream part and the start point of the further weld or between the further weld and a start or stop point of a previous weld, (d) determining a boost area, the boost area including the at least one overlap area, (e) determining boost welding parameters associated with the boost area and adapted to weld the further weld in the boost area, the boost welding parameters are adapted to transfer a second level of heat to the workpiece,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Joel Troyer, Gaspard Brisac
  • Patent number: 10782073
    Abstract: A waste heat boiler system for cooling a process gas, including a first shell-and-tube heat exchanger for cooling relatively hot gas down to relatively warm gas, an intermediate chamber for receiving gas, cooled down to relatively warm gas, coming out of tubes of the first heat exchanger, and a second shell-and-tube heat exchanger for cooling relatively warm gas further down to relatively cool gas. The intermediate chamber is provided with an outlet fluidly connected to a bypass channel for allowing a part of the relatively warm gas to bypass tubes of the second heat exchanger. The bypass channel and tubes of the second heat exchanger are both fluidly connected with a mixing chamber for mixing together relatively warm gas flowed from the intermediate chamber into the mixing chamber via the bypass channel and relatively cool gas come out of the tubes of the second heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Jacobus Robbers, Ivan Radosevic, Hendrik Arie De Vrij
  • Patent number: 10767924
    Abstract: This method includes introducing a downstream stream (140) of cracked gas from a downstream heat exchanger (58) in a downstream separator (60) and recovering, at the head of the downstream separator (60), a high-pressure fuel gas stream (144). The method includes the passage of the stream (144) of fuel through the downstream exchanger (58) and an intermediate exchanger (50, 54) to form a reheated high-pressure fuel stream (146), the expansion of the reheated high-pressure fuel stream (146) in at least a first dynamic expander (68) and the passage of the partially expanded fuel stream (148) from the intermediate exchanger (50, 54) in a second dynamic expander (70) to form an expanded fuel stream (152). The expanded fuel stream (152) from the second dynamic expander (70) is reheated in the downstream heat exchanger (58) and in the intermediate heat exchanger (50, 54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Laugier, Yvon Simon
  • Patent number: 10760851
    Abstract: A method comprising the cooling of the feed natural-gas (15) in a first heat exchanger (16) and the introduction of the cooled feed natural-gas (40) in separator flask (18). The method further comprising dynamic expansion of a turbine input flow (46) in a first expansion turbine (22) and the introduction of the expanded flow (102) into a splitter column (26). This method includes sampling at the head of the splitter column (26) a methane-rich head stream (82) and sampling in the compressed methane-rich head stream (86) a first recirculation stream (88). The method comprises the formation of at least one second recirculation stream (96) obtained from the methane-rich head stream (82) downstream from the splitter column (26) and the formation of a dynamic expansion stream (100) from the second recirculation stream (96).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Sandra Armelle Karen Thiebault, Vanessa Marie Stéphanie Gahier, Julie Anne Gouriou, Loïc Pierre Roger Barthe
  • Patent number: 10753522
    Abstract: A method includes providing, around an end section of the pressure sheath, of a crimping ring that is intended to be introduced into the pressure sheath; placing, around the end section and the crimping ring, of an end vault of the end piece, the end vault having an engagement surface for engaging with the crimping ring capable of pushing the crimping ring radially into the pressure sheath; relatively moving of the crimping ring in relation to the engagement surface in order to crimp the crimping ring in the pressure sheath. The method includes, prior to the relative movement, a heating of the end section of the pressure sheath, capable of reducing the Young's modulus of the polymer material of the end section of the pressure sheath and of maintaining a reduced Young's modulus during the relative movement step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Grégory Peckeu, Julia Pinson, Antoine Colmard
  • Patent number: 10744447
    Abstract: The method includes the introduction of a feed flow into a first flask, the dynamic; expansion of the gaseous flow issuing from the flask in a turbine, then its introduction into a first purification column. It comprises the production at the head of the first column of a purified gas and the recovery at the bottom of the first column of a liquefied bottom gas, which is introduced, after expansion, into a second column for elimination of the C5+ hydrocarbons. The purified head natural gas issuing from the first column is heated in a first heat exchanger by thermal exchange with a feed gas. The method includes the compression of the gaseous head flow of the second column in a compressor before its introduction into a second separator flask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Henri Paradowski, Sylvain Vovard
  • Publication number: 20200248841
    Abstract: A method of installing an In-Line Structure (ILS) to a fluid-filled pipeline extending from a reel, over an aligner, and through a lay-tower during offshore reeling, the pipeline having an oblique part from the reel to the aligner, and a vertical part from the aligner through the lay-tower, including at least the steps of: (a) draining fluid in the fluid-filled pipeline from the vertical part of the pipeline to create a drained portion of the vertical part of the pipeline up to and around the aligner; (b) cutting the pipeline at or near the draining of step (a) to create upper and lower open ends of the pipeline; (c) installing the In-Line Structure to at least the upper open end of the pipeline; (d) locating a vent hose through a vent port in the In-Line Structure; (e) adding fluid into the drained portion of the pipeline and venting air from the drained portion of the pipeline through the vent hose to wholly or substantially fill the drained portion of the pipeline with the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Martin CHALMERS, Tomasz TKACZYK
  • Patent number: 10710795
    Abstract: This gas distributor comprises at least one elongate crosspiece including two side walls, inclined on their upper parts, connected to one another in their respective upper parts and defining a gas circulation housing between them emerging downward. The gas distributor includes at least one reinforcing member arranged in the housing defined in the elongate crosspiece, the reinforcing member including a central vertical plate that extends longitudinally in said housing and at least one bracket fastened transversely between the central vertical plate and the side wall of the elongate crosspiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Fabrice Betton, Gael Maschino, Christophe Machabert
  • Patent number: 10711918
    Abstract: A deflector (38) including: a support (70); an intermediate member (72), pivotally mounted in the support (70) around a first rotation axis (B-B?); at least a secondary pivoting member (74), pivotally connected to the intermediate member (72) around a second rotation axis (C-C?) parallel to the first rotation axis (B-B?); for each secondary pivoting member (74), at least a pair of rotating members (76). Each rotating member (76) is connected to the secondary pivoting member (74). The deflector (38) including: a guiding mechanism, for guiding each rotating member (76) in translation with regard to the support (70) along a translation axis (D-D?) non parallel to the first rotation axis (B-B?); a connecting member (78), pivotally mounted to the secondary pivoting member (74). The rotating member (76) is rotatably mounted on the connecting member (78) around a rotating member rotation axis (E-E?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Mário Augusto Lopes De Castro, Jucimar Coelho Moza, Leonardo-Alexandre Lucena, Carolina-Paiva Nascimento, José-Roberto Correa, Paula Duarte, Paulo-Webber Gil, Luis Paulo Ferreira, Carlos-Filipe Santos