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1. (WO2018046886) FLEXIBLE PIPE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/046886    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/052477
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F16L 11/08
F16L 11/16
Applicants: GE OIL & GAS UK LIMITED
Inventors: SNOWDON, Paul
CLANCY, Cathal
CLACK, Ashley
WILLIAMS, Peter
Title: FLEXIBLE PIPE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE
Abstract:
A method for providing a flexible pipe 100 is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of receiving a nominal internal diameter as an indicated design parameter of project-specific design requirements for a flexible pipe, and responsive to the indicated design parameter, providing a fabrication specification for manufacturing flexible pipe body, including a carcass layer and at least one smoothing insert disposed between adjacent hoop-like elements of the carcass layer to smooth a radially inner surface of the carcass layer, having an effective internal diameter less than said nominal internal diameter.