Trelleborg’s bend stiffeners receive design certification

Offshore staff

BOLLINGTON, UKTrelleborg’s offshore operation in the UK is now certified for a design review under the American Petroleum Institute’s specification for flexible pipe ancillary equipment (API 17L1 Ed. 1 2013), for its dynamic bend stiffeners.

Lloyds Register EMEA completed the review of the bend stiffeners, alongside evaluation of Trelleborg’s material qualifications, manufacturing processes, and procedures. In addition, a manufacturing audit and site visit to the company’s metal work supplier was undertaken.

Andrew Garside, innovation and technology director within Trelleborg’s offshore operation based in Skelmersdale, says, “We were keen for our bend stiffeners to undergo the stringent API assessment in order to demonstrate their ability to meet such high levels of performance.

“Along with the detailed design report, we also received three other certificates for design verification, materials review, and manufacture to confirm each independent review. We are currently in the process of putting three other products through the same review.”

09/26/2014

Trelleborg's bend stiffeners have been API-certified following a stringent assessment process.

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