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Guardian Quik-Joint Pipe Couplings for Well Monitoring System
The EPA requires that the ground and ground water, around the perimeter of oil exploration
sites, must be constantly monitored for volatile organic compounds generated from the
extraction of oil and gas.
An engineering firm that specializes in environmental assessment, clean up and monitoring of
oil and gas exploration sites needed a new pipe coupling solution for use on their systems.
Their existing well head monitoring system, used for monitoring water and ground
decontaminants, utilized a “hard piped” design which prevented the system from being
removed and relocated. The ability to move the monitoring system to various positions around
a well site in a matter of hours vs. days would improve efficiency and reduce costs.
The piping houses electrical wiring that has to be protected from the harsh elements in the
often environmentally-challenging well locations. The customer’s specific need was to quickly
connect and disconnect a 3" pipe to a ¾" pipe. While other coupling competitors offered
compression couplings, they could not provide a reducing style at that time.
To meet the customer requirements, Guardian engineers developed a modified Quik-Joint steel
compression pipe reducer coupling to connect the two different pipe sizes in a compact length.
The electrostatic-coated, air and water tight Quik-Joint coupling utilizes elastomer compression
gaskets, not semi-permanent hard connections such as threading or welding. The QuikJoint
coupling allowed customer technicians to easily and quickly remove and reposition the
monitoring system’s piping to other remote well sites.
- Modified Quik-Joint steel
compression pipe coupling
- Connect to existing pipe
without the need for
threading or welding
- 3" pipe to ¾" pipe reduction
- Air and water tight
- Joins misaligned pipe with
up to 5-7˚
misalignment per end