Hydraulic Series Coupon Holders

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for High Pressure Hydraulic Access Systems

Hydraulic Series Coupon Holders are designed to be specifically compatible with high pressure hydraulic access systems. The coupon holder is attached to the solid plug assembly by means of a left-handed thread connection.

Coupon holders are manufactured from 316L stainless steel to meet NACE MR-0175 requirements for sour service. Mounting hardware is also manufactured from stainless steel and is supplied with coupon holders. Insulators are fabricated from Nylon and are supplied with the coupons. Coupons are ordered separately. Calculated lengths are rounded down to the nearest 1/8".

Strip Coupon Holders

Strip coupon holders are designed to suspend a pair of 3" or 6" coupons in a vessel or pipe.

Calculating Strip Coupon Holder Length

After selecting the access fitting body style to be used, determine the pipe or pressure vessel size and select the coupon length and line position where the coupon will be located. Coupon holders can be sized to monitor the top, middle, or bottom of the line. Use the following formulas to calculate the required holder length.

Strip Coupon Holder

With a non-flanged access fitting:

Top-of-the-line Monitoring: L = PW + 2.75"
One half of the coupon extends into the pipe and the process environment. The other half is positioned in the access fitting body cavity and may be used to monitor the formation of gas pockets.

Middle-of-the-line Monitoring: L = (1/2 OD + 2.75") - CL
The coupon is centered so that ½ of the coupon is positioned on either side of the pipe’s centerline.

Bottom-of-the-line Monitoring: L = (OD + 2.5") - (CL + PW)
The coupon is positioned approximately ¼" off the bottom of the line.

With a flanged access fitting:

Top-of-the-line Monitoring: L = (FG + MH + PW) + 2.75"
Middle-of-the-line Monitoring: L = (FG + MH + 1⁄2 OD + 2.75") - 1⁄2 CL
Bottom-of-the-line Monitoring: L = (FG + MH + OD + 2.5") - (PW + CL)

Where:
L = Coupon holder length
PW = Pipe wall thickness
OD = Outside diameter of the pipe
CL = Effective length of the coupon (the portion of the coupon that is actually exposed to the process environment)
For a 3" coupon, CL = 1.625" (4.13 cm)
For a 6" coupon, CL = 4.750" (12.07 cm)

FG = Gap between mating flange faces
MH = Mating flange height from face to top of pipe


Disc Coupon Holders

Disc coupon holders are used with flush disc type coupons for measurement in either flush or non-intrusive configurations. They are available as fixed length or adjustable assemblies. These coupon holders offer the following advantages over strip coupon holders:

  1. They can be mounted flush with the pipe wall so that process effects occurring at the pipe wall are closely simulated.
  2. Holders properly sized to the flush position prevent coupon interference with pigging operations.
  3. Orientation of coupons to process flow is not required.
Fixed Length Flush Disc Holder

The fixed length flush disc coupon holder may be sized so that the coupon is positioned flush with the pipe wall, or is extended into the line at the top, center, or bottom position.

Fixed Length Flush Disk Coupon Holder
Adjustable Length Flush Disc Holder

Disc holder lengths start at 2.75" and are available in 1/8" increments. The holder's adjustable rod allows for a total travel length of 1.5". Example: A 3.25" holder would be adjustable from 3.25 to 4.75 inches.

Adjustable Length Flush Disc Coupon Holder

Calculating Disc Coupon Holder Length

Select the access fitting body style and determine the pipe or vessel size and line position where the coupon will be located. Then use the appropriate formula below to calculate the required fixed length disc coupon holder.

With a non-flanged access fitting:

Flush Monitoring: L = 2.75" + PW
Middle-of-the-Line Monitoring: L = 2.625" + 1⁄2 OD
Bottom-of-the-Line Monitoring: L = (OD + 2.5") - WT
The coupon is positioned approximately 1⁄4" off the bottom of the line.

With a flanged access fitting:

Flush Monitoring: L = PW + FG + MH + 2.75"
Middle-of-the-Line Monitoring: L = FG + MH + 1⁄2 OD + 2.625"
Bottom-of-the-Line Monitoring: L = (FG + MH + OD) - (PW + 0.25")
The coupon is positioned approximately 1⁄4" off the bottom of the line.

Where:
L
= Coupon holder length
PW = Pipe wall thickness
OD = Outside diameter of the pipe
FG = Gap between mating flange faces
MH = Mating flange height from face to top of pipe


Ladder Strip Coupon Holders

Ladder strip coupon holders are designed to simultaneously monitor corrosion at various levels in a process line. This is a technique employed in large diameter pipelines (8" O.D. and greater) where corrosion may not be uniform across the diameter of the pipe, or in systems where flow is stratified.

The holder body is a single blade containing holes spaced along its length for mounting the coupons. Special strip coupons are used with ladder holders. These coupons have a mounting hole at each end for secure mounting. Coupons are arranged so that three pairs may be mounted on the holder; one pair at the top, one pair at the center, and one pair at the bottom. A minimum holder length of 26 cm (10.25") is required to mount three pairs of coupons. Mounting procedures for ladder strip coupons are the same as for standard 2-hole strip coupons

Calculating Ladder Strip Coupon Holder Length

The following formulas are used to calculate the required, overall length of ladder strip coupon holders. These formulas automatically provide for coupon placement:

With a non-flanged access fitting: L = (OD + 2.5") - PW

With a flanged access fitting: L = (FG + MH + OD + 2.5") - PW

Where:
L = Coupon holder length
PW = Pipe wall thickness
OD = Outside diameter of the pipe
FG = Gap between mating flange faces
MH = Mating flange height from face to top of pipe

Ladder Strip
Coupon Holder


Multiple Disc Coupon Holders

Multiple Disc Coupon Holders are suitable for pipes with O.D. greater than 6.00". Multiple Disc Holders allow coupons to be placed at a specific level in multi-phase or stratified flow. The coupons are insulated from the holder rod by Delrin Shoulder Washers. Delrin Spacers are used to provide insulation between coupons. Materials of construction satisfy the requirements of NACE MR-0175. The coupon is positioned approximately 1⁄4" off the bottom of the line.

Calculating Multiple Disc Coupon Holder Length

With a non-flanged access fitting: L = (OD + 2.5") - PW

With a flanged access fitting: L = (FG + MH + OD + 2.5") - PW

Where:
L = Coupon holder length
PW = Pipe wall thickness
OD = Outside diameter of the pipe
FG = Gap between mating flange faces
MH = Mating flange height from face to top of pipe

Multi-Disk
Coupon Holder

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Hydraulic Series Coupon Holder Ordering Information

Model
HC - High Pressure Coupon Holder
¦ Coupon Type
¦ 1 - Strip
¦ 3 - Flush disc - fixed length
¦ 4 - Flush disc - adjustable
¦ 7 - Ladder
¦ C - Multiple disc
¦ ¦ Type
¦ ¦ 1 - Welded
¦ ¦ 2 - Non-welded  (Coupon holders less than 4" will automatically be non-welded)
¦ ¦ ¦ Alloy
¦ ¦ ¦ XXX - Use Code in Alloy Chart below
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ Length
¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ XXXX - Length in inches, stated in 2 decimal place format. Length must be greater than 2" and is given in increments of 1/8". (Ex: 3 1/8" = 0312)
HC 1 1 158 0312 Example of Probe Ordering #

 

Alloy Chart
Code Description UNS #
158 316 SS S31600
A12 C276 N10276

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