A bend restrictor (BR) is used where the loads on a cable (umbilical/flow line) are static rather than dynamic (a bend stiffener is more suited for this latter).
Our bend restrictors comprise a number of interlocking elements that, when subjected to an external load, articulate and lock together to form a smooth curved radius. This locking radius is designed to be equal to, or greater than, the cable’s minimum bend radius.
Our split design is easy to install both onshore and offshore. It also allows bend restrictor installation after cable termination. Being almost neutrally buoyant in water, it eliminates any self-weight load on the cable.