Special Forged Pieces for Subsea Applications


Special Forged Pieces for Subsea Applications from new Trouvay & Cauvin Partner Viar S.P.A.viar 1

Trouvay and Cauvin UK is delighted to announce that Viar S.P.A., manufacturer of special forged pieces for subsea applications, has joined its Supplier Alliance. Eric Buchanan Managing Director of Trouvay & Cauvin UK comments “This is a significant partnership for us, as the subsea market continues to grow and we have to work even more closely with clients in this technically challenging environment.

Established in 1980, Viar S.P.A. supplies its special forged pieces for subsea applications around the world and its client list is impressive including ENI, British Gas, Maersk, Total E&P, Statoil, Subsea 7 and Petrobras. Extensive skills across manufacturing, design and testing are the key.

Viar S.P.A. manufactures a wide range of subsea components such as barred tees, forged pipes, anchor flanges, compact flanges, swivel ringviar 5 flanges, hubs, test rings, J-Lay collars, clamp connectors and piggable wyes. All products can be manufactured in special materials suitable for subsea applications including ASTM A182 F51 through F55 and A694 F60 through F70, cladded materials are also available.

Viar S.P.A. is able to achieve excellence in manufacture through its Engineering Division which specialises in the conception, design and development of new and existing products in response to individual client requirements. Standard components are designed according to international standards: Special component designed using sophisticated analysis such as finite element analysis according to ASME VIII Div.2.

To support design and manufacturing, Viar S.P.A. performs a comprehensive range of tests in its on-site laboratory, including mechanical tests such as tension and yield, hardness and charpy impact tests in addition to non-destructive tests such as LPI/MPI andviar 4 UT and positive material identification using spectroanalysers or X-ray. Full dimensional, functional and hydro-pneumatic tests are also available as is heat treatment on- site.

Over the past several years, Trouvay & Cauvin UK Limited has built strategic alliances with world class manufacturers to form the TC Supplier Alliance. These also include: CDB Engineering – filtration and speciality piping products, Elmac – safety products and Arflu – gate, globe and check valves.