ApplicationNo. 05/670653 filed on 03/26/1976
US Classes:29/252, Having fluid operator228/44.5Comprising tube aligning means
ExaminersPrimary: Jones, James L. Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB23K 37/053 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1975-03-28 IT
AbstractAn apparatus or "coupler" for use in welding two lengths of pipe to be butt-welded, particularly suitable for welding a section of pipe to the end of a pipeline section being laid on the sea bottom, comprising an elongate body having a first portion and a second portion, which can be attached to respective pipes by means of respective attachment means and sliding means cooperating with the attachment means in order to move the first and second pipes towards each other, whereby, during the welding, not only the two pipes on internally changed to the said portions with their axes aligned, but are also drawn and held together, even when one of the pipes undergoes a longitudinal reciprocating movement.
Field of SearchPuller or pusher means, contained force multiplying operator