Patent Number: 6,253,793

Title: Flexible pipe with i-shaped wire winding

Abstract: A flexible tubular pipe having an internal sheath and a pressure vault around the sheath with a helically would short pitch metal wire. The metal wire has an I-shaped cross-section with a narrowed central web and greater thickness internal and external flanges. Recesses in at least one set of the flanges enable fastening elements to be installed for holding to adjacent wire windings. The ratios of widths of the flanges, height and width of the wire, moments of inertia in the width wise and radial direction are disclosed.

Inventors: Dupoiron; Fran.cedilla.ois (Barentin, FR), Espinasse; Philippe Fran.cedilla.ois (Bihorel, FR), Jung; Patrice (La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, FR)

Assignee: Corlexip

International Classification: F16L 11/08 (20060101); F16L 11/00 (20060101); F16L 11/16 (20060101); F16L 011/16 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018