Ancillary component

Component that is attached to the flexible pipe in order to perform one or more of the following functions:

  1. to control the flexible pipe behavior;
  2. to provide a structural transition between the flexible pipe and adjacent structures;
  3. to attach other structures to the flexible pipe;
  4. to protect or repair the flexible pipe;
  5. to provide a seal along the flexible pipe length.

Source: API RP 17L2, Recommended Practice for Flexible Pipe Ancillary Equipment, First Edition, March 2013. Global Standards

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