Patents Assigned to Technip France
  • Patent number: 10472236
    Abstract: The inventions is directed to a new design for catalyst tubes, which makes it possible to apply the concept of regenerative reforming into steam reformers having catalyst tube inlets and outlets at opposite sides of the furnace chamber. The catalyst tube comprises an inlet for process gas to enter the catalyst tube and an outlet for process gas to exit the catalyst tube, which inlet and outlet are located at opposite ends of the catalyst tube. The catalyst tube further comprises a first annular channel comprising the catalyst, a second annular channel for process gas to flow countercurrently or co-currently to the process gas flowing through the first annular channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Antonio Farace, Stephane Walspurger
  • Patent number: 10458701
    Abstract: This method comprises: forming an expanded intermediate recirculation stream (170) from a liquid (112, 128) obtained during an upstream cooling and/or intermediate cooling step, upstream from the downstream cooling step; circulating the intermediate recirculation stream (170) at least in an upstream heat exchanger (42) to cool an upstream stream of cracked gas (102); reintroducing the reheated intermediate recirculation stream (170) in a raw cracked gas (20) upstream from at least one compressor (36, 38) of a cooling and compression stage (24). The upstream, intermediate and downstream cooling steps is carried out without a heat exchanger respectively of an upstream stream of cracked gas (102), an intermediate stream of cracked gas (114) and a downstream stream of cracked gas (140) with an external refrigeration cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Bruno Destour, Yvon Simon, Aurélia Dadou, David Chazallet
  • Patent number: 10451206
    Abstract: A connection end-piece of a flexible pipe includes an end vault extending along a central axis; an outer cover fixed to the end vault and defining, with the end vault, a reception chamber for receiving an end section of the armor elements of the flexible pipe; at least one annular member applied externally to the armor elements of the flexible pipe, the annular member being at least partially accommodated in the reception chamber between the armor elements and the outer cover. The annular member applies a radial tightening pressure higher than 100 bars onto the armor elements toward the central axis of the flexible pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Philippe François Espinasse, René Antoine Maloberti, Jean-Christophe Bourget, Guillaume Chaudet
  • Patent number: 10443764
    Abstract: A transfer mechanism (28) for providing linear vertical displacement of a fitting (46) on a flexible tubular conduit (48). The transfer mechanism includes a clamping mechanism (34) adapted to connect and secure a fitting (46) on a flexible tubular conduit (48) to the transfer mechanism (28); and a conveyor system (30) configured to linearly displace the clamping mechanism (34) from a first position towards a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Andy Green, Cedric Mouchel
  • Patent number: 10427990
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for recycling intermediate product streams of at least gasoline from the MTP plant to the steam cracker plant for processing with the feedstock of the steam cracker plant to generate a higher percentage of ethylene and propylene. The steam cracker feedstock can be ethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Fournier, Eric Stanley Wagner, Jean-Paul Laugier, Stéphane Haag, Thomas Wurzel, Martin Gorny
  • Publication number: 20190284912
    Abstract: The present invention provides a buoyant system and method for a hydrocarbon offshore floating platform to be coupled and decoupled from a subsea buoyant extension with risers slidably coupled thereto. The buoyant system can allow rigid risers to be coupled and decoupled and alternatively move between a first elevation below the offshore floating platform, such as at the buoyant extension, and a higher second elevation at the offshore floating platform independent of a spool piece, arch support, and flexible joint for the risers. The buoyant system can reduce riser stress by reducing bending required for the riser to form a catenary or other curved shape even as a rigid riser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Anil Kumar SABLOK, Xiaohua LU
  • Publication number: 20190276227
    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 (34) 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: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Fabrice Betton, Gael Maschino, Christophe Machabert
  • Patent number: 10408795
    Abstract: A method for checking a flexible line, the flexible line including at least one layer of armors (24, 25) surrounded by an external sheath (30), the external sheath (30) delimiting an internal space (33) receiving the layer of armors (24, 25) and including at least one medium (M) at the interface between the external sheath (30) and the internal space (33). The method includes sending an ultrasonic signal on a region to be checked of the external sheath (30), and receiving the reflected signal at the interface between the region to be checked of the external sheath (30) and the internal space (33) facing the region to be checked of the external sheath (30); and analyzing the polarity of the reflected signal and determining, according to the analyzed polarity, at least the nature of the medium (M) at the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Yann Nicolas, Philippe Lembeye
  • Patent number: 10400916
    Abstract: A T-piece preformer for forming a T-piece in a pipe-in-pipe (PIP) pipeline for a marine environment, the PIP pipeline has at least inner and outer pipes having an annular space thereinbetween, and one or more cables extending along the annular space. The T-piece preformer includes at least: (a) inner and outer longitudinal collars; (b) annular walls between the inner and outer collars; (c) cable apertures through each annular wall; and (d) one or more guide points on the outer collar radially offset from the or each cable apertures, to guidance for a hole into the T-piece performer. The T-piece preformer can be assembled into a PIP pipeline, and requires a final hole during laying. The T-piece preformer has cable apertures through each annular wall, for allowing continuation of cables in the annular space through the PIP pipeline and T-piece preformer, and the T-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Brian Lynch, Dominique-Louis Delaporte, Dominique Popineau, Henri Marie Louis Robert Romazzotti
  • Patent number: 10392219
    Abstract: A method of spooling a marine pipeline (90) including a plurality of bi-metallic pipe sections (10) (66) onto a reel (60) including at least the steps of: (a) filling a first pipe section with a fluid (12); (b) spooling the first pipe section onto the reel; (c) filling a second pipe section with a fluid (78); (d) joining the first pipe section with the second pipe section wherein at least one of the first and second pipe sections maintains the fluid (12,78) therein; and (e) spooling the second pipe section onto the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Brett Howard, Jean Louis Hoss
  • Publication number: 20190257448
    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 22, 2019
    Applicant: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Martin CHALMERS, Tomasz TKACZYK
  • Publication number: 20190233284
    Abstract: The inventions is directed to a new design for catalyst tubes, which makes it possible to apply the concept of regenerative reforming into steam reformers having catalyst tube inlets and outlets at opposite sides of the furnace chamber. The catalyst tube comprises an inlet for process gas to enter the catalyst tube and an outlet for process gas to exit the catalyst tube, which inlet and outlet are located at opposite ends of the catalyst tube. The catalyst tube further comprises a first annular channel comprising the catalyst, a second annular channel for process gas to flow countercurrently or co-currently to the process gas flowing through the first annular channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicants: TECHNIP FRANCE, TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Antonio Farace, Stephane Walspurger
  • Patent number: 10350716
    Abstract: A PIP Trace Heating Connection Assembly A pipe-in-pipe (PIP) trace heating connection assembly in the annulus of a PIP pipeline comprising at least first and second conjoined PIP stalks having inner and outer pipes and the annulus thereinbetween, the first PIP stalk having a first trace heating cable (22) located along its inner pipe, and the second PIP stalk having a second trace heating cable (24) located along its inner pipe, the first and second heating cables have cable ends and heating cable terminals on the cable ends, and a flexible intermediate connecting cable (40) having first and second intermediate terminals secured to, the heating cable terminals of the first and second trace heating cables respectively to form a secured electrical pathway between the first and second trace heating cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Tomasz Tkaczyk, Martin Chalmers
  • Patent number: 10350513
    Abstract: A facility (50) for mixing/separating two immiscible liquids (22, 24) having different densities, said facility including a mixer (52) combined with a settler (14), the mixer including a tank (16) provided with two liquid inlets (18, 20); an agitator (28) located in the tank, the agitator being mounted on a shaft (30) rotating around a vertical axis (32); and a lift pump (54) located above the agitator. The pump includes a moving body (56) rotatable along the vertical axis (32), the moving body defining a first frustoconical inner surface (60) positioned along the vertical axis and upwardly flared, and a body (66) that is stationary relative to the tank, the stationary body defining a second frustoconical inner surface (68) positioned along the vertical axis and upwardly flared, the second frustoconical inner surface being situated substantially in an extension of, and above, the first frustoconical inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Guillaume Fenol, Olivier Hennequin
  • Patent number: 10344903
    Abstract: A pipe (14) extending between a surface end (20) and a bottom end (22) thereof, and defining an internal passage (24) ending at the bottom end (22) and at the surface end (20). A dynamic closing member (30) at the bottom end (22), which opens above a threshold pressure applied from the exterior towards the interior of the pipe (14), and closing below the threshold pressure. The threshold pressure is defined as a function of at least one parameter representing the heaving of the pipe under the effect of variation in height of the water in which the pipe extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Sylvain Routeau, Philippe Bouteyre, Emilie Lachaud
  • Patent number: 10330454
    Abstract: A method for determining the bend of a tubular structure, including determining the inclination of first and second rigid objects fixed in distinct locations along the tubular structure. The method includes supplying accelerometers (A1, . . . AN) rigidly linked by the object to measure an acceleration in at least one direction of measurement (vj), the respective directions of measurement of at least two of said accelerometers being non-collinear. The measurement, by the accelerometers, of the components of the Earth's gravitational field along said directions of measurement, the measurement providing, for each of said directions, a measurement value, denoted mj for a measurement direction of index i. The method includes solving a defined matrix equation to determine the inclination ? of the object relative to the reference frame of reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Mickaël Carmona, Laurent Jouanet, Nathalie Sprynski, Olivier Delcroix, Patrick Lestanc
  • Patent number: 10295082
    Abstract: A method has the following steps: a) providing an undersea foundation arranged on the bed of a body of water; b) laying a section of pipe and of an in-line structure on the foundation and allowing the section of pipe to freely self-orient on the foundation; c) placing at least one guide on the foundation on both sides of the section of pipe; d) blocking the guide on the foundation to laterally clamp the section of pipe with respect to the foundation, while authorizing a longitudinal movement of the section of pipe with respect to the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventor: Sylvain Routeau
  • Patent number: 10294088
    Abstract: A multi-cable subsea lifting system including two or more load-cable lifting apparatus (2a, 2b); a load cable (4a, 4b) extending from each load-cable lifting apparatus (2a, 2b) to a subsea attachment point; a torque measuring device (22) associated with each load cable (4a, 4b); one or more subsea anti-cabling devices (20), each anti-cabling device (20) including a motor (24) connected to a respective load cable (4a, 4b); and a controller (30) in communication with each motor (24) and torque measuring device (22); wherein the controller (30) is configured to actuate each motor (24) to impart a rotational force to its respective load cable (4a, 4b) in response to measurements obtained from the torque measuring device (22) with the aim to limit cabling, remove cabling or control heading either automatically or from external control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: David Cannell, Ramesh Babu Kante, David Fraser
  • Publication number: 20190144759
    Abstract: A cracking furnace comprises a pyrolysis tube 1 for carrying a flow of fluid, the pyrolysis tube comprising 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: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Technip France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Peter Oud, Esmaeil Mahmoudi Namarvar, Marco Van Goethem
  • Publication number: 20190143628
    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: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicants: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A., TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Marco Mirenda, Nicasio Messina