The Inter-M® Swivel is a multi-purpose mooring swivel that can join chains of the same or dissimilar sizes together allowing for 360° rotational freedom while under tension.
Connecting directly into studless or common stud-link chain, the swivel does not require any
kenters or joining shackles. This is not only an economical advantage but also a time saving hook-up benefit.
The assembly of mooring equipment on the back-deck is time-critical and the Inter-M Swivel reduces the number of connections in the system while still providing rotational freedom for assembly, anchor manipulation, wire or chain twist and overall torsional control.
Using InterMoor’s knowledge of Long Term Mooring (LTM) connectors and extensive experience with H-Link and shackle manufacturing, the Inter-M Swivel combines technologies that have been introduced on deepwater and general chain-to-chain connectors.
These technological advances allow the Inter-M Swivel to be a cutting edge, deeper water, longer-term mooring swivel that complements the chain grades being installed or recovered.
Each Inter-M Swivel is proof load tested to the chain grade loads and 1 in every 25 are taken to extreme break loads to ensure they are entirely fit for purpose.
The 76mm R4 Inter-M Swivel is proof load (PL) tested to 4731kN (1064 kips) and break load (MBL) tested to 8000kN (1799 kips).