After a three year process, the certification was issued by the Intellectual Property Office under patent number GB2540780.
Darren Blackburn, Director, said “Gordon and Myself developed the Fast-Lok Boltless Bend Restrictor in early 2015. The system has proven to be hugely popular due to the significant savings in installation time over traditional bend restrictors. We have performed numerous timed trials and it is proven that an assembly can be installed in a minimum of 20% of the time. When the potential of galling of traditional super duplex bolts and nuts is considered the savings are even greater. Since its inception into the market the Fast-Lok now has an extensive track record having been supplied to most of the major marine contractors and umbilical manufacturers. We pride ourselves on our innovation and two further systems are currently being developed that we believe present huge technical and commercial advantages to the energy industries. Watch this space for further announcements”
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