Tensile Armour

Structural layer consisting of e.g. steel wires, fibre reinforced plastic rods, etc. that is used to sustain tensile loads in the umbilical. NOTE For some applications, the tensile armour may also have the additional function of providing additional weight and/or impact protection.

Source: API SPEC 17E, Specification for Subsea Umbilicals, Upstream Segment, Fourth Edition, October 2010. Global Standards

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