Hydraulic Flange Spreader

Hydraulic Flange Spreader

This unit is ideal for pipe and flange repair. It can also be used for removing elbows, gasket and metal seal replacement on couplers, heavy equipment maintenance, and many other tasks. The spreader can develop up to 15 metric tons of force, is lightweight, and is easy to use due to its ergonomic design.

 

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Hydraulic Flange Spreader

This SPX Bolting Hydraulic Flange Spreader unit is ideal for pipe and flange repair. It can also be used for removing elbows, gasket and metal seal replacement on couplers, heavy equipment maintenance, and many other tasks. The spreader can develop up to 15 metric tons of force, is lightweight, and is easy to use due to its ergonomic design.

Hydraulic Flange Spreader Features & Benefits:
  • 15 metric ton (33,000 pounds) wedge-driven spreader
  • Jaws fully supported by wedge for excellent durability
  • Low friction provided by the heavy-duty extended-life lubricant
  • Ideal for flanges with narrow gaps – only 5 mm (0.2 inches) required for entry
  • Very high strength due to special alloy used
  • Compact and lightweight design – only 287 mm (11.28 inches) long at a weight of 3.2 kg (7 pounds)
  • Easy to use – ergonomically balanced handle (optional)
  • Suitable for the offshore environment due to superior corrosion resistance
  • Quick adjustments for various tasks due to interchangeable shoes (both stepped and serrated)
  • Easy and quick maintenance – Only T40 Torx tool required
  • Includes female half coupler – mates to standard 3/8″ male half coupler (No. 9798)
  • Both serrated- and stepped-shoe versions are available

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Features

FLS15 & FLS15-ST: Lightweight Flange Spreaders

SPX FLOW Bolting Systems is pleased to introduce the FLS15 & FLS15-ST hydraulic spreaders. These units are ideal for pipe and flange repair. They can also be used for removing elbows, gasket and metal seal replacement on couplers, heavy equipment maintenance, and many other tasks. The spreaders are capable of developing up to 15 metric tons of force, are lightweight (only 7 lbs. [3.2 kg]), and easy to use due to their ergonomic design.

  • 33,000 pound (15 metric ton) wedge driven spreader
  • Jaws fully supported by wedge for excellent durability
  • Low friction provided by heavy-duty extended-life lubricant
  • Ideal for flanges with narrow gaps – only .2 inches (5 mm) required for entry
  • Very high strength due to special alloy used
  • Compact and lightweight design – only 9.9 inches (252 mm) long at a weight of 7 pounds (3.2 kg)
  • Easy to use – ergonomically balanced handle (Optional)
  • Suitable for the offshore environment due to superior corrosion resistance
  • Quick adjustments for various tasks due to interchangeable shoes (both stepped and serrated)
  • Easy and quick maintenance – no special tools required
  • Includes female half coupler – mates to standard 3/8″ male half coupler (9798).
  • Both serrated- and stepped-shoe versions available

Hydraulic Spreaders FLS15 & FLS15-ST

This hydraulic spreader operates using the integrated wedge concept. It is ideal for creating space for flange surface cleaning and repair, and for gasket replacement. The spreader is single-acting, and should be used with a hydraulic pump capable of holding pressure. Maximum operating pressure is 10,000 psi (700 bar).

Spreading Force:

Maximum 33,000 pounds (15 metric tons) per tool at 10,000 psi (700 bar). It is recommended that the tools be used in pairs, providing a maximum combined force of 66,000 pounds (30 metric tons).

Typical Applications: 

  • Pipe and flange repair
  • Removing elbows
  • Couplers – gasket and metal seal replacement
  • Heavy equipment maintenance

Specifications

Order
No.
Max.
Spreading
Force
Min.
Tip
Clearance
Max.
Tip
Clearance
Spreader
Type
Oil
Capacity
Max.
Operating
Pressure
Weight
(lbs)(metric
ton)
(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(cu. in.)(cc)(psi)(bar)(lb)(kg)
FLS1533,000150.19750.5915Hydraulic11610,00070073.2
FLS15-ST

Dimensions

Order No.ABC (Dia.)DEFGH
(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)
FLS158.932279.902522.48632.35600.1951.50380.57151.8748
FLS15-ST8.942279.902522.48632.35600.1951.45370.58151.8447
IJKLMN
(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)(in)(mm)
FLS15
FLS15-ST0.50130.82211.13290.89231.21311.5239

Performance

DescriptionPart Number
(U.S.A. & Asia)
Part Number
(Europe)
Two Speed, Single-Acting Hand PumpP19LP19L
Hydraulic Hose Assembly97649764E
Pressure Gauge9040
(Primary Units = psi)
9040E
(Primary Units = bar)
Gauge Adapter – Tee Adapter96709670
Coupler (Male Half Coupler)97989798
Manifold Block with Needle Valves96429642
Female Half Coupler97969796
Male Connector, 3/896829682
Note: Torque wrench tools use smaller couplers.
Do not attempt to use torque wrench hoses with this tool.

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