• XLW Connectors

    Description

    XLW is a unique hybrid connector with an integral pin thread and a weld-on box. The XLW connector features a flush inside diameter (ID) profile and an upset connector outside diameter (OD) which forms an integral lift shoulder.

    The XLW connector features wedge thread technology and an internal, metal-to-metal pressure seal and is rated to 100% of pipe body capacity in internal pressure, external pressure, tension, compression and bending. XLW connectors are ideally suited for critical casing strings where both pressure and structural strength are design drivers.

    XLW connectors make-up in approximately three turns, the majority of which are low-torque spin-up until the wedge thread surfaces engage. Wedge thread technology provides anti-rotation in open water without the need for installation of an additional locking device. 

    XLW connectors are suitable for make-up with either power tongs or manual tongs - make-up torques are comparatively low and range from 30,000 to 60,000 ft-lbs depending on size. XLW connectors are manufactured in 20-inch to 48-inch diameters.

    Click here to download an XLW product summary sheet.

    Features/Benefits

    Features:Benefits:
    Connector ratings equal full pipe body strengthReliable performance under extreme loading conditions
    Integral lift shoulderEasy running and handling offshore
    Internal metal sealReliable pressure integrity
    Wedge thread technologyEasy spin-up, high torque capacity, excellent resistance to anti-rotation