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Title:
BEND STIFFENER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/193686
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A bend stiffener for resisting excessive- bending of an elongate underwater member in a region where it meets a rigid structure, comprises: a sleeve (1) for receiving said elongate underwater member, said sleeve being capable of some degree of flexure; and a rigid interface mount (3) secured to said sleeve, said rigid interface mount being suitable for attachment to said rigid structure; wherein said rigid interface mount comprises one or more slots (4) or holes which are alignable with corresponding slots, holes or recesses on said rigid structure such that the rigid interface mount may be locked to the rigid structure by locking means (2), said locking means comprising projection(s) through the slots or holes of the rigid interface mount into the slots, holes or recesses of the rigid structure. The bend stiffener is particular suited to mid-line applications, amongst other applications.

Inventors:
DUGGAN, John Malachy (Stanley Way,,Stanley Industrial Estate, Skelmersdale Lancashire WN8 8EA, GB)
HARBISON, Austin (Stanley Way,,Stanley Industrial Estate, Skelmersdale Lancashire WN8 8EA, GB)
Application Number:
GB2015/051799
Publication Date:
February 25, 2016
Filing Date:
June 19, 2015
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Assignee:
TRELLEBORG OFFSHORE UK LIMITED (Stanley Way, Stanley Industrial Estate, Skelmersdale Lancashire WN8 8EA, GB)
International Classes:
E21B17/01; F16L1/12
Domestic Patent References:
WO2014052331A22014-04-03
Foreign References:
US20110226527A12011-09-22
US7469722B22008-12-30
US6220303B12001-04-24
US7387469B22008-06-17
US7967070B22011-06-28
Other References:
M. LANE ET AL: "Bend Stiffeners for Flexible Risers", OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE, 4 May 1995 (1995-05-04), pages 345 - 353, XP055234003, DOI: 10.4043/7730-MS
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WP THOMPSON (8th Floor, No. 1 Mann Island, Liverpool Merseyside L3 1BP, GB)
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