Bend stiffener cap
Structural component of some bend stiffener designs comprising a cylindrical metallic shell that fits externally around part of the bend stiffener length adjacent to the bend stiffener base. NOTE An example of a bend stiffener cap, for a particular bend stiffener configuration, is shown in Figure 1.
Source: API RP 17L2, Recommended Practice for Flexible Pipe Ancillary Equipment, First Edition, March 2013. Global Standards