Patent Number: 8,869,840

Title: Module based bend stiffener

Abstract: A modular bend stiffener (100) includes a plurality of inflexible elements (120, 122) defining an elongate passage therein for accommodating one or more pipes or cables (170). The plurality of inflexible elements (120, 122) are coupled together in an elongate series via flexible elements (140) included between adjacent pairs of inflexible elements (120). The flexible elements (140) include one or more flexible pads (130) for enabling the stiffener (100) to flex laterally relative to an elongate axis of the stiffener (100) when in operation.

Inventors: Lund; Sjur Kristian (Halden, NO)

Assignee: Nexans

International Classification: F16L 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00