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Title:
PROTECTIVE MAT FOR A SUBSEA ASSET
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/181040
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A protective mat (10, 100) for an elongate object such as a pipeline, umbilical, hose or cable, said mat comprising an array of negative buoyancy elements (12), each element being joined to at least one adjacent element by respective flexible connections (14, 16) to define an articulated unitary mat, said elements being arranged in a plurality of rows and columns such that the mat has a square or rectangular overall profile in plan view, wherein the adjoining lateral sides (22, 24) of the elements in at least one pair of columns lying adjacent to one another are arranged on a common axis at an acute angle to the opposite lateral sides of the elements in each of said at least one pair of columns, such that the elements may be separated from each other along said common axis between adjoining lateral sides of the elements in said at least one pair of columns to separate the mat into two or more wedge shaped segments (26)..

Inventors:
DEMPSEY, Barry (Port-na-happle, Portstewart, County Londonderry BT55 7LU, GB)
Application Number:
EP2015/061253
Publication Date:
January 21, 2016
Filing Date:
May 21, 2015
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
DEMPSEY, Barry (Port-na-happle, Portstewart, County Londonderry BT55 7LU, GB)
International Classes:
F16L1/12; E02B3/12; F16L1/24
Foreign References:
US4683156A1987-07-28
GB2348230A2000-09-27
Other References:
SEGMAT: "SEGMAT Subsea Mattress", YOUTUBE, 27 January 2014 (2014-01-27), pages 1 - 1, XP054976213, Retrieved from the Internet [retrieved on 20151119]
SEGMAT: "SEGMAT Vs Conventional mattresses", YOUTUBE, 2 February 2014 (2014-02-02), pages 1 - 1, XP054976212, Retrieved from the Internet [retrieved on 20151119]
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WALLER, Stephen (FRKelly, 4 Mount CharlesNorthern Ireland,United Kingdom, Belfast Northern Ireland BT7 1NZ, GB)
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