Trelleborg’s offshore operation in the UK, has been certified for a design review under the American Petroleum Institute’s specification for flexible pipe ancillary equipment (API 17L1 Ed. 1 2013), for its high performance dynamic bend stiffeners.
The review was completed by global engineering, technical and business services organization, Lloyds Register EMEA, acting as an independent verification agent. It was evaluated alongside Trelleborg’s material qualifications, manufacturing processes and procedures. In addition, a manufacturing audit and site visit to the company’s metal work supplier was undertaken.
Andrew Garside, Innovation and Technology Director within Trelleborg’s offshore operation based in Skelmersdale, says: “We were keen for our bend stiffeners to undergo the stringent API assessment, in order to demonstrate their ability to meet such high levels of performance. Alongside the detailed design report, we also received three other certificates for design verification, materials review and manufacture, to confirm each independent review.