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New mounting device for all existing flange components

Country of Origin: Germany
Reference Number: TODE20180522001
Publication Date: 13 July 2018

Summary

In a German research facility for X-ray laser a new technology has been developed that facilitates mounting of all existing flange components to be installed on pipelines for vacuum, gas or any other medium. The new device improves and speeds up the mounting procedure and guarantees a professional installation process. In order to bring the new device to market, the developer is looking for industrial partners worldwide to establish a license, manufacturing or technical cooperation agreement.

Description

In a research institution, seated in North Germany, a new mounting device has been developed usable for all existing flange components, which facilitates and improves the mounting procedure.
During construction of industry and research facilities a lot of flange components like pumps, valves, gauges or several others have to be installed on pipelines for oil, water, compressed air, gases, vacuum or any other medium. These installation processes are often time consuming and mostly difficult to manage alone or even with two people. A second person is actually always needed.
During the construction process of a very large vacuum pipeline system of their facility one technical expert of the research institution faced this challenge by developing a new device to facilitate the mounting process. With the new mounting devices all flange components will be mounted in easier way with always the same good result and in individual work by only one person.
The tools can be adapted fast and easily on different flange types. So by using the new devices the mounting procedure would be always the same for all individual flange component installations, with the result of constant high quality of work and results, independently of the installer. These new tools guarantee an installation process in the best professional way that there is no leakage at the end. Following a short instruction also non-professionals can install flange components with these devices without problems and further help (see attached "work instruction for mounting flange components with a mounting device.pdf"). That makes the new devices perfect helpers for any flange component installation and saves money and working-time to the benefit of industry and research.
The inventor has applied for German Patent for the new mounting device, but patent is not yet granted. Several mounting devices prototypes for different CF flange components are available. (CF flange, is a common abbreviation for so-called ConFlat flanges, which are a special kind of vacuum flange.)
As there are no mounting devices for flange component installations on the market at present, the inventor sees good market opportunities in the construction and building sector. In order to bring the new devices to the market the inventor is looking worldwide for industrial partners, as suppliers of material, components and systems for the construction industry or companies active in construction and building industry.
The inventor is looking for manufacturing agreements with partners who are able to manufacture the new device and merchandise it. Further he is looking for partners for a license agreement, which means industrial partners, who are interested to produce the new device as a licensee or under license and merchandise it. Besides that also technical cooperation agreement with industrial partners are desired, to produce the new device in technical cooperation and put it on the market. Also research facilities or R&D institutions, interested in the new device technology, are welcome for a technical cooperation to improve this new technology.

Advantages and Innovations

Advantages of the new mounting technology:
- makes the same mounting procedure for all individual flange component installations possible
- can be easily adapted to every flange type
- guarantees a professional successful installation process, without leakage at the end
- secures constant high quality of work and results independently of the installer
- reduces costs and working time of the mounting process

Stage Of Development

Prototype available for demonstration

Stage Of Development Comment

Several mounting devices prototypes for different CF flange components are available.

Requested partner

Preferred types of partner sought are industrial partners as:
- suppliers of material, components and systems for the construction industry (such as flanges, valves and fittings for pipelines).
- companies active in construction and building industry.

In order to manufacture the new device and bring it to the market the inventor is interested in manufacturing agreements with industrial partners. Besides the inventor is looking for industrial partners for a license agreement, willing to produce the new device as a licensee or under license and merchandise it. Also a technical cooperation agreement with industrial partners is desired, for the production of the new device in technical cooperation and put it on the market.
And further interested research facilities or R&D institutions are also welcome to improve this new technology in a technical cooperation.

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