TCS: Trendsetter Connection System is introduced to "provide a robust subsea connector solution that exceeds industry demands."
It comprises newly developed TC7 clamp connector, TC11 clamp connector, and hub alignment system. This utilizes common tooling to provide operators fast, simple, and robust subsea connections.
Models employ their manufacturer's proprietary, fully qualified TEX metal-to-metal gasket system.
The three-piece segmented clamp design resulting in bending and torsion capacities, based on zero hub separation, are equivalent or exceed other clamp connectors and collet versions.
TCS gives a more reliable subsea connection by tensioning the lead screw, as opposed to relying on torque.