The Nozzle Experts
ASME Pressure Vessel Connections
FCI specializes in the manufacturing of ASME pressure vessel connections. Known to the industry as the nozzle experts, the company is celebrating 23 years of providing pressure-containing components to a wide range of customers in the midstream and downstream sectors of the oil & gas industry, as well as petrochemical arena. Our product line of integral self-reinforcing nozzles has become the preferred method in the fabrication of the ASME pressure vessels. The nozzle family of products starts with the lightest wall connection known as the Long Weld Neck (LWN) and ending with the heaviest wall connection known as the Super Barrel (SB) nozzle. The pressure vessel connections are chosen based on the customer-performed stress calculation, which provides the baseline for the minimum thickness and length of the nozzle barrel required for the adequate reinforcement to the pressure vessel shell and/or head. The connections are configured either with an integral ANSI flange or with a butt-weld stub end.
FCI boasts the nation’s largest inventory of the Long Weld Necks and Heavy Barrel nozzles, stocked based on the most common sizes, pressure ratings, material grades and lengths. We specialize in the manufacturing of any type of custom pressure vessel connections to various customers’ requirements. Our product offering to compliment the fabrication of the ASME pressure vessels is not limited to only nozzles. We also manufacture commonly used Studding Outlets (pad flanges), large diameter flanges, heavy wall cylinders, as well as forged Tubesheets for the heat exchanger applications.
FCI has a vast inventory of raw steel material ranging from carbon steel to nickel alloys. In addition, we carry a large inventory of raw material with restricted chemical composition, such as Alky (HF-N) material and restricted chrome moly material that meets the API 934 spec. Operating on a 24/7 basis, the company is well positioned and experienced in handling and supporting any critical shutdown/turnaround situations that may arise in the industry.