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Flexible joints

Flexible joints 2017-12-15T11:20:07+00:00
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Advanced Insulation’s ContraFlame® C20 Silicone Flexible Joint provides integrated insulation and passive fire protection (PFP) capable of withstanding harsh offshore weather conditions whilst providing acoustic, blast, thermal and fire protection.

The system is based on a unique syntactic silicone, pre-moulded into a U-shaped joint which is bolted between modules, allowing required the movement between the modules but also providing integral fire protection to offshore personnel. This system provides flexibility where rigid type PFP systems are not suitable. Advanced Insulation have been providing silicone based subsea insulation for over 10 years which has led to the research and development of innovative silicone based PFP.

Construction:

Different Flexible Joint constructions are available depending on your specific requirement:

  • C20 Flexible Joint is a syntactic silicone with mesh
  • Joints can be manufactured in a variety of dimensions to suit the application
  • Up to 60mm horizontal and vertical movement within stress concentration limits
  • Designed for low maintenance and ‘life in field’
  • Absorbs stresses due to movements
  • Can be formed into multiple shapes such as tees and elbows
  • Straight lengths can be up to 2 metres on length

Features:

  • Integrated passive fire protection (PFP) and insulation up to H60/J0/HHF15
  • Blast protection up to 0.36 bar
  • Acoustic Rw sound reduction index of 42dB
  • Strength limit 3.8Mpa
Flexible joint

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