FLS15 & FLS15-ST Lightweight Flange Spreaders

FLS15 & FLS15-ST Lightweight Flange Spreaders

SPX FLOW Bolting Systems is pleased to introduce the FLS15 & FLS15-ST hydraulic spreaders. These units are ideal for pipe and flange repair. They can also be used for removing elbows, gasket and metal seal replacement on couplers, heavy equipment maintenance, and many other tasks. The spreaders are capable of developing up to 15 metric tons of force, are lightweight (only 7 lbs. [3.2 kg]), and easy to use due to their ergonomic design.

  • 33,000 pound (15 metric ton) wedge driven spreader
  • Jaws fully supported by wedge for excellent durability
  • Low friction provided by heavy-duty extended-life lubricant
  • Ideal for flanges with narrow gaps - only .2 inches (5 mm) required for entry
  • Very high strength due to special alloy used
  • Compact and lightweight design - only 9.9 inches (252 mm) long at a weight of 7 pounds (3.2 kg)
  • Easy to use - ergonomically balanced handle (Optional)
  • Suitable for the offshore environment due to superior corrosion resistance
  • Quick adjustments for various tasks due to interchangeable shoes (both stepped and serrated)
  • Easy and quick maintenance - no special tools required
  • Includes female half coupler - mates to standard 3/8" male half coupler (9798).
  • Both serrated- and stepped-shoe versions available


Hydraulic Spreaders FLS15 & FLS15-ST

This hydraulic spreader operates using the integrated wedge concept. It is ideal for creating space for flange surface cleaning and repair, and for gasket replacement. The spreader is single-acting, and should be used with a hydraulic pump capable of holding pressure. Maximum operating pressure is 10,000 psi (700 bar).

Spreading force:

Maximum 33,000 pounds (15 metric tons) per tool at 10,000 psi (700 bar). It is recommended that the tools be used in pairs, providing a maximum combined force of 66,000 pounds (30 metric tons).

Typical Applications:

  • Pipe and flange repair
  • Removing elbows
  • Couplers - gasket and metal seal replacement
  • Heavy equipment maintenance

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