Single Buoy Moorings Inc. has introduced a unit, designated as "Flexpipe", which consists of two pipe units that are connected with each other by universal joints incorporating short lengths of flexible hose and are also connected by similar universal joints to the buoy and pipeline end manifolds. All forces resulting from horizontal and vertical movements of the buoy and from currents are transferred through the steel pipe, leaving the small length of flexible hose subject to controlled bending. Pipe diameter is not limited to 24 in., and if necessary two or more parallel Flexpipes may be used, with only one spreaderbar to prevent chafing of essential stiff components. The bearings of the Hooke-type universal joints are made of self-lubricating nylon on stainless steel shafts. Construction is simple and rugged for easy installation and maintenance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    33-40 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1R 0NE,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 19
  • Serial:
    • Petroleum Times
    • Volume: 77
    • Issue Number: 1956
    • Publisher: IPC Industrial Press Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM