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Title:
APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SPLICING CONDUITS AND HOSES SUBSEA
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/148876
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A hose connection system comprises a body (140) including an internal cavity and a port (143) in fluid communication with a portion of the internal cavity. In addition, the system comprises a hose end fitting (170) positioned in the cavity. The hose end fitting includes an inner tubular member (171) and an outer tubular member concentrically disposed about the inner tubular member. The outer tubular member includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced axial slits (175). Further, the system comprises a plurality of wedge members (180) arranged circumferentially about the outer tubular member. Still further, the system comprises an annular piston (160) movably disposed within the internal cavity of the body. An end of the piston has an inner frustoconical surface (168) that slidingly engages the plurality of wedge members. The piston is configured to move axially through the body and compress the wedge members and the outer tubular member radially inward.

Inventors:
GUTIERREZ, Luis, Javier (150 W. Warrenville Road, MC 200-1WNaperville, IL, 60563, US)
SLOCUM, Alexander, Henry (150 W. Warrenville Road, MC 200-1WNaperville, IL, 60563, US)
Application Number:
US2012/034740
Publication Date:
January 03, 2013
Filing Date:
April 24, 2012
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Assignee:
BP CORPORATION NORTH AMERICA INC. (501 Westlake Park Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77079, US)
GUTIERREZ, Luis, Javier (150 W. Warrenville Road, MC 200-1WNaperville, IL, 60563, US)
SLOCUM, Alexander, Henry (150 W. Warrenville Road, MC 200-1WNaperville, IL, 60563, US)
International Classes:
F16L1/26; F16L33/22; F16L37/00; F16L37/62
Foreign References:
US3393926A1968-07-23
US5456501A1995-10-10
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PIANA, Jayne (BP America Inc, 150 W. Warrenville Road MC 200-1, Naperville IL, 60563, US)
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