Parker Completes Successful Testing of Marine Hose to GMPHOM 2009
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has successfully completed testing of an offshore loading and unloading hose in full compliance with GMPHOM 2009.
Testing included the demanding dynamic bending, torsion and tensile cycles, followed by a burst test that far exceeded the minimum requirements set out by the guide to manufacturing and purchasing hoses for offshore moorings (GMPHOM). GMPHOM 2009 supersedes the 4th edition of the guidelines published in 1991 by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) to provide technical recommendations and guidance.
Parker’s energy products division manufactures marine hoses at its Ortona facility on the east – central coast of Italy. This location has been supplying high quality floating and submarine hoses since the 1960’s to hundreds of clients worldwide, including the major and national oil companies and a wide variety of firms engaged in the transport and distribution of oil, gas and derivatives.
The energy products division (EPD) of Parker Hannifin provides innovative project solutions, with customer-focused project management, for global energy recovery. Solutions include marine hoses, power cables, mooring lines, high-pressure hoses, custom umbilicals, surveying, metrology and service.