Coflexip Flexible Pipe Riser Used In Test Program By Navy

— Literature Available T h e U.S. N a v y has j u s t c o m p l e t e d a t e st p r o g r a m u s i n g a C o f l e x i p flexible pipe riser f o r i t s A m p h i b i o u s T a n k e r F a c i l i t y ( A T T F ).

T h e first p r i o r i t y o f t h e A T T F , d e v e l o p e d b y t h e Naval Civil E n g i n e e r i n g L a b o r a t o ry ( N C E L ) , Port H u e n e m e , C a l i f . , is t o r e d u ce t h e l o g i s t i c b u r d e n o n t h e i n s t a l l a t i o n t e a ms b y d e c r e a s i n g t h e t i m e r e q u i r e d f o r t h e i n s t a l - l a t i o n . I n s t a l l i n g a c o n v e n t i o n a l p i p e l i n e end m a n i f o l d ( P L E M ) and a s s o c i a t e d c o n n e c t i ng h o s e s t a k e s s e v e r a l d a y s.

C o f l e x i p o f f e r e d t h e a l t e r n a t i v e o f u s i ng flexible pipe t o r e p l a c e t h e P L E M a n d u n d e r - b u o y hoses. T h i s e l i m i n a t e d t h e t i m e a n d m a n p o w e r - c o n s u m i n g o p e r a t i o n s , such as P L E M a n c h o r i n g a n d a d j u s t m e n t of u n d e r - b u o y h o s e s.

T h e N a v y u s e d a n 8 - i n c h b y 2 5 0 - f o o t flexib l e r i s e r p i p e t o t o w t h e p i p e l i n e and conn e c t e d t h e f r e e e n d o f t h e C o f l e x i p p i p e d i - r e c t l y to t h e u n d e r s i d e of t h e p r e v i o u s ly i n s t a l l e d m o o r i n g b u o y . S t r a i g h t f o r w a r d hand l i n g a n d h o o k u p o p e r a t i o n s w e r e d e m o n - s t r a t e d s u c c e s s f u l l y.

T h e C o f l e x i p p i p e u s e d for t h e s e t e s t s w as s e l e c t e d b y t h e L a b o r a t o r y f o r i t s t i m e l y a v a i l - a b i l i t y a n d a f f o r d a b l e l e a s e p r i c e . T h e s e c t i on u s e d h a s 7 2 0 psi W . P . a n d i s s u i t a b l e f o r pet r o l e u m / o i l / l u b r i c a n t p r o d u c t s.

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