A device placed on the rope adjacent to a termination to prevent abrupt bending at the termination.
Source: API RP 2SM Design, Manufacture, Installation, and Maintenance of Synthetic Fiber Ropes for Offshore Mooring, Second Edition, July 2014. Global Standards
Source: API RP 2SM, Design, Manufacture, Installation, and Maintenance of Synthetic Fiber Ropes for Offshore Mooring, First Edition, July 2014. Global Standards
Device for limiting the bend radius of the umbilical by mechanical means. NOTE A bend restrictor typically is comprised of a series of interlocking metallic or moulded rings, applied over the umbilical. It is sometimes referred to as a bend strain reliever (BSR).
Source: API SPEC 17E, Specification for Subsea Umbilicals, Upstream Segment, Fourth Edition, October 2010. Global Standards
Mechanical device that functions as a mechanical stop and limits the local radius of curvature of the flexible pipe to a minimum value.
Source: API SPEC 17J, Specification for Unbonded Flexible Pipe, Third Edition, July 2008. Global Standards