Bend stiffeners

Supergrip manufacture a range of bespoke high performance dynamic bend stiffeners for use with umbilicals and flexibles to limit the bending stresses to an acceptable level.

All bend stiffeners are subjected to a formal design process using Orca-Bend to confirm that the profile is suitable for the clients dynamic application.

Interface adaptors are designed to suits the clients application whether a bolted flange or split clamp arrangement in materials including steel, stainless steel and titanium.

All interface adaptors are subjected to Finite Element Analysis and are designed to ensure that the joint between the metallic adaptor and elastomer body is a mechanical construction that does not rely on a bonded solution that could be subject to potential failure.

Specification:
• cable diameters: 50mm to 250mm
• stiffener lengths: 300mm to 3m
• interface adaptors: bespoke design

Features:
• fully detailed design report
• steel, stainless steel and titanium interface adaptors.

As with all Supergrips products a full qualification test program is performed.
Each design of bend stiffener is subjected to a dynamic function test using our in-house test machine shown in the video