Flexible Riser

Flexible pipe connecting a platform/buoy/ship to a flowline, seafloor installation, or another platform where the riser may be freely suspended (free, catenary), restrained to some extent (buoys, chains), totally restrained or enclosed in a tube (I- or J-tubes).

Source: API SPEC 17J, Specification for Unbonded Flexible Pipe, Third Edition, July 2008. Global Standards

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