Slimline Guidewire Anchors

The Imenco Slimline Guidewire Anchors are easily installed and released by ROV or diver.

The Imenco Guidewire Anchors (or Latches) have been manufactured and used since the mid 1980s and are known in the subsea market for their ease of use and dependability.  The Imenco Slimline Guidewire Anchors are built from high strength stainless steel and is hence very durable and dependable.

An easily accessible Safety Sleeve is utilized for releasing an Imenco Slimline Guidewire Anchor. The Safety Sleeve is painted orange for easy recognition and can be locked in position to avoid accidental release of the Imenco Slimline Guidewire Anchor. All Imenco Guidewire Anchors can be delivered with either Wire Socket or Pad-Eye for connecting to the Guidewires. The main difference between the Imenco Slimline Guidewire Anchors and the Imenco Standard Guidewire Anchors is the design of the termination head.

The design of the Imenco Slimline Guidewire Anchors makes it possible for the head to have the same dimensions as the anchor body. By applying a push load, a diver or ROV can force the shoulder of the anchor to retract, allowing end entire Imenco Slimline Guidewire Anchor to enter and exit the Guidepost or Receptacle where operational circumstances demand it.

All Imenco Slimline Guidewire Anchors are delivered with a shear pin. This allows the Guidewire Anchors to be released from the guiding system in the event of unexpected loads occurring in the system. The shear pin breaking load can be made to comply with client specifications up to the specified max shear pin capacity of each model.

The Imenco Slimline Guidewires are equipped with two locking dogs which transfer the load onto the retaining shoulder of the guidepost. The Guidewire Anchors are designed according to DNV Standard for Certification No. 2.22 Lifting Appliances. The Slimline Guidewires are designed with a safety factor of 1.5 against yield.

All Imenco Slimline Guidewire Anchors can be modified upon request to suit individual needs.

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Inge Ivesdal

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Michael Noble

Sales Manager UK - Subsea Mechanical


Imenco UK Ltd

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