Flange Spreading Wedges

Tools and Technology for safer field work


EQUALIZER FLANGE SPREADING WEDGES


Equalizer’s wedge style flange spreaders are powerful and safe – requiring a minimum of 0.24” (6 mm) for insertion and generate as much as 15 T of spreading force each.

 
Spreading Wedge flange spreaders are available in hydraulic and mechanical styles.


Equalizer International - Flange Tool Innovation

 
The Equalizer line of spreading wedges fit all flange classes, and most field circumstances.


A standard application starts with two spreaders and adds additional units as space allows to reach the spreading force required. Non-standard applications may be better suited for the Equalizer Lifting Wedge or the new Secure-Grip style of spreader.


To select the most appropriate spreader for your application, be sure to try out Eqaulizer's Tool Calculator, and contact Enerteq for additional support.


Click the topics below to see more detail of each type of Spreading Wedge, Kits and Accessories.

 

 

Mechanical SWi Flange Spreaders - Specs

SWi12/14TM - Mechanical Flange Spreader - Wedgehead Spreader

SPREADING FORCE
SWi12/14TM Mechanical Flange Spreader with Spreading Wedge Head 12 T (120 kN) 1st step
13 T (140 kN) 4th step

SPREADING DISTANCE
0.24 - 4.0” (6.0 - 103.5mm)

TOOL WEIGHT 13.7 lb (6.2 kg)

 

DATA SHEET (PDF)

 

STANDARD KIT COMPONENTS

SW1214TMSPB Standard Kit

  • 1 x SWi12/14TM Mechanical Flange Spreader Wedgehead
  • 1 x 12/14TM Mechanical Cylinder
  • 1 x 150ft.lb (230N.m) Torque Wrench with 22mm Socket
  • 1 x Set of Safety Blocks
  • 1 x Pair of Stepped Blocks
  • 1 x Lanyard
  • 1 x Hex Key
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x Plastic Carry Case

Product Code: SWi1214TMSTDSPB

 

Hydraulic SWi Flange Spreaders - Specs

SWi20/25TE - Hydraulic Flange Spreader - Wedgehead Spreader

SPREADING FORCE:
20 T (200 kN) 1st step
25 T (240 kN) 4th step
SPREADING DISTANCE:
0.24 - 4.0” (6.0 - 103.5 mm)
WEIGHT =  14.02 lb (6.4 kg)

 

DATA SHEET (PDF)

 

MINI KIT COMPONENTS

  • 1 x SWi20/25TE Flange Spreader Wedgehead
  • 1 x 10,000psi (700bar) Hydraulic Cylinder
  • 1 x Set of Safety Blocks
  • 1 x Pairs of Stepped Blocks
  • 1 x Hex Key
  • 1 x Lanyard
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x Plastic Carry Case

Gross Kit Weight 11.6 kg (25.6 lb)
Product Code: SWi2025TEMIN

 

STANDARD KIT COMPONENTS

  • 1 x SWi20/25TE Flange Spreader Wedgehead
  • 1 x 10,000psi (700bar) Hydraulic Cylinder
  • 1 x 10,000psi (700bar) Hydraulic Hose, 2m (78.75") with 90 degree elbow
  • 1 x 10,000psi (700bar) HP350S Sealed Hand Pump with Gauge
  • 1 x Set of Safety Blocks
  • 1 x Pair of Stepped Blocks
  • 1 x Hex Key
  • 1 x Lanyard
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x Plastic Carry Case

Gross Kit Weight 20.7 kg (45.7 lb)
Product Code: SWi2025TESTDSPB

 

MAXI KIT COMPONENTS

  • 2 x SWi20/25TE Flange Spreader Wedgeheads
  • 2 x 10,000psi (700bar) Hydraulic Cylinders
  • 2 x 10,000psi (700bar) Hydraulic Hoses, 2m (78.75") with 90 degree elbow
  • 1 x 10,000psi (700bar) HP550D Sealed Hand Pump with Gauge
  • 2 x Sets of Safety Blocks
  • 2 x Pairs of Stepped Blocks
  • 2 x Hex Keys
  • 2 x Lanyards
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x Plastic Carry Case

Gross Kit Weight 33 kg (72.8 lb)
Product Code: SWi2025TEMAXSPB

 


SWi20/25TI - Integral Hydraulic Flange Spreader - Wedgehead Spreader

SPREADING FORCE:
20 T (200 kN) 1st step
25 T (240 kN) 4th step
SPREADING DISTANCE:
0.24 - 4.0”  (6.0 - 103.5 mm)
WEIGHT: 18.8 lb  (8.5 kg)

 

DATA SHEET (PDF)

 

STANDARD KIT COMPONENTS

  • 1 x SWi2025TI Flange Spreader Wedgehead
  • 1 x 10,000psi (700bar) Integral Hydraulic Pump/Cylinder
  • 1 x Set of Safety Blocks
  • 1 x Pair of Stepped Blocks
  • 1 x Lanyard
  • 1 x Hex Key
  • 1 x Carry-Strap
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x Carry Case

Gross Kit Weight 30.3 lb (13.8 kg)
Product Code: SWi2025TISTDSPB

 

Mini-Gap Mechanical Flange Spreader

MG7TM - Mini-Gap Flange Spreader

 

SPREADING FORCE = 6.8 T (68 kN) per tool
Since a minimum of two tools are required for most operations.  The force available is: 2 x 6.8 = 13.6 T (136 kN)
SPREADING DISTANCE = 0-27mm (0-1.06")
TOOL WEIGHT = 5 kg (11.05 lbs)

 

DATA SHEET (PDF)

 

For very small gaps:  This lightweight flange spreader is a cost-effective, general purpose tool for use where the gap is less than 6mm and where a higher rated spreading force is not required.

 

This portable, robust, lightweight flange spreader is aimed at providing a cost-effective, general purpose tool for use in routine flange maintenance operations where a higher rated spreading force is not required.

 

The MG7TM Mini-Gap Flange Spreader can be used during commissioning, construction, routine maintenance, shutdowns/outages, and testing or valve change-outs.

 

The Mini-Gap Flange Spreader has  reversible legs, double angled wedge, and requires access gap of only 2 mm.

 

KIT COMPONENTS for the Mini-Gap Flange Spreader (MG7TM)
1 x MG7TM Tool
2 x Spreading Bar
1 x Instruction Manual
Product Code: MG7TMSTD

 

 

Mechanical Flange SW Spreading Wedges

SW9TM - Mechanical Flange Spreader

SPREADING FORCE:
150 ft/lbs (203 N/m) = 9 T (90 kN)
It is recommended that tools are used in pairs giving 2 x 9 = 18 T (180 kN)
TOOL WEIGHT = 5.5 kg (12.13 lb)

 

DATA SHEET (PDF)

 

 

Best Cost/ Benefit Ratio: A simple solution to flange spreading. This mechanical flange spreader only requires an access gap of 6 mm and produces a spreading force of 9 tons (90 kN).

 

Outstanding Feature: At 5.5 kg (12.13 lb) the SW9TM is lightest of the spreading wedges is mechanically operated by a calibrated torque wrench to prevent operation of tool beyond design limits.

 

The forged steel jaws are designed to support the full 8 tons of tool capacity on every step as long as each that step is fully inserted.

 

KIT COMPONENTS for the Mechanical Flange Spreader (SW9TM)
1 x SW9TM Wedgehead
1 x 150 ft/lbs (203 N/m) Torque Wrench with 22 mm Socket
1 x Safety Block
1 x Instruction Manual
Kit Part No: 323232-01

 

Hydraulic Flange SW Spreading Wedges

SW14.5TI - Integral Hydraulic Flange Spreader

 

SPREADING FORCE = 14.5 T (145 kN)
It is recommended that tools are used in pairs giving 2 x 14.5 = 29 T (290 kN)
TOOL WEIGHT = 9 kg (19.8 lb)

 

DATA SHEET (PDF)

 

Best for the environment:  The compact design of  built-in pump and cylinder makes the SW14.5TI Flange Spreader ideal for use in confined spaces or when working at height.  The unique Equalizer™ sealed hydraulics eliminates leaks for use off shore topside or subsea.

 

Best for Operator safety: Weighing 9 kg (19.8 lb), makes this compact spreader recommended as a safety tool for jobs that require both hands to access or support for safe operation.

 

The spreader incoporates a sealed 10,000 psi hydraulic pump into the tool and comes with a shoulder strap to insure that the tool does not fall away from the operator at any time during the execution of his task.

KIT COMPONENTS for the Integral Hydraulic Flange Spreader (SW14.5TI)

  • 1 x SW14.5TI Wedgehead
  • 1 x 10,000 psi (700 bar) Integral Hydraulic Pump/Cylinder
  • 2 x Stepped Blocks
  • 1 x Safety Block
  • 1 x Carry-Strap
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x Carry-Case
  • Product Code: SW14.5TISPB

 


 

SW15TE - Hydraulic Flange Spreader

 

Spreading force = 15.5 T (155kN)
It is recommended that tools are used in pairs
giving 2 x 15.5 = 31T (310 kN)
TOOL WEIGHT = 7 kg (15.4 lbs)

 

DATA SHEET (PDF)

 

Most Powerful and Flexible Design: Portable, robust and lightweight flange spreader generates 15.5 tons (155 kN) of spreading force from 10,000 psi (700 bar) of hydraulic pressure. The Equalizer™ unique interlocking first step enhances safety giving secure holding from a small 6 mm access gap.

 

Currently the strongest flange spreading wedge in the world.

 

The SW15TE uses an external hand pump to generate 15.5 tons of spreading force. The Maxi Kit uses two wedges and a customized dual port hand pump to produce 31 tons of spreading force in a safe and controlled manner.

 

Every pump has a sealed reservoir and includes pressure gauges for each spreader allowing the operator to always be aware of the pressure on each side and when there is a need to isolate one side.

 

Two flange spreaders are operated simultaneously by a dual port hyudraulic hand pump designed specifialy for this task.  The pump includes dual pressure gauges allowing the operator to always be aware of the pressure on each side should their be a need to isolate either side.

 

Kit Components for the Hydraulic Flange Spreader (SW15TE)

 

Maxi Kit - everything you need to separate flanges in one kit

  • 2 x SW15TE Flange Spreader Wedgeheads
  • 2 x 10,000 psi (700 bar) Hydraulic Hoses, 2 m (78.75") each
  • 2 x 10,000 psi (700 bar) Hydraulic Cylinders
  • 1 x 10,000 psi (700 bar) HP350D Sealed Hand Pump with Gauges
  • 2 x Safety Blocks
  • 2 x Pairs of Stepped Blocks
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x Robust Carry Case with Protective Foam Inserts
  • Gross Kit Weight 31 kg (68.3 lbs)
  • Product Code: SW15TEMAXSPB
    (also available without Stepped Blocks as SW15TEMAXSP)

 

Standard Kit

  • 1 x SW15TE Flange Spreader Wedgehead
  • 1 x 10,000 psi (700 bar) Hydraulic Hose, 2 m (78.75")
  • 1 x 10,000 psi (700 bar) Hydraulic Cylinder
  • 1 x 10,000 psi (700 bar) HP350S Sealed Hand Pump with Gauge
  • 1 x Safety Block
  • 1 x Pair of Stepped Blocks
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x Robust Plastic Carry Case
  • Gross Kit Weight 19.5 kg (43 lbs)
  • Product Code: SW15TESTDSPB
    (also available without Stepped Blocks as SW15TESTDSP)

 

Mini Kit

  • 1 x SW15TE Flange Spreader Wedgehead
  • 1 x 10,000 psi (700 bar) Hydraulic Cylinder
  • 1 x Safety Block
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • Gross Kit Weight 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)
  • Product Code: SW15TEMIN

 

Step Block Kits

303301-01 - Step Blocks (set of 2)

Are use to increase the width of wedge heads for Raised Faced Flanges and Wide Gapped Flange Faces.

One pair of Step Blocks (set of 2) are included with most spreading wedge kits, and are also available separately.

 

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