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Pub. No.:    WO/2011/012851    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2010/001425
Publication Date: 03.02.2011 International Filing Date: 27.07.2010
B23K 13/04 (2006.01), B23K 37/053 (2006.01)
Applicants: TUBEFUSE APPLICATIONS B.V. [NL/NL]; Lange Kleiweg 60 F NL-2288 ZH Rijswijk (NL) (For All Designated States Except US).
RUDD, Wayne [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
PARKES, Richard [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: RUDD, Wayne; (GB).
PARKES, Richard; (GB)
Agent: DOCHERTY, Andrew; Marks & Clerk LLP Aurora 120 Bothwell Street Glasgow G2 7JS (GB)
Priority Data:
0913214.3 30.07.2009 GB
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An expansion apparatus (20) comprises a first expansion assembly (24) configured to engage and radially expand a first tubular member (14), and a second expansion assembly (26) coaxially aligned with the first expansion assembly (24) and configured to engage and radially expand a second tubular member (16). In one disclosed embodiment the expansion apparatus (20) is configured to prepare the first and second tubular members (14, 16) for welding together.
(FR)La présente invention concerne un appareil de dilatation (20) comportant un premier ensemble de dilatation (24) configuré pour venir en contact avec un premier élément tubulaire (14) et effectuer sa dilatation radiale, et un second ensemble de dilatation (26) aligné coaxialement avec le premier ensemble de dilatation (24) et configuré pour venir en contact avec un second élément tubulaire (16) et effectuer sa dilatation radiale. Selon un mode de réalisation de l'invention, l'appareil de dilatation (20) est configuré pour préparer les premier et second éléments tubulaires (14, 16) pour les assembler par soudage.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)