BallTec Introduces Diverless Bend Stiffener Connector and New-Generation Pipeline Balls

Balltec proudly introduces BendLOK, the diverless bend stiffener connector. The new connector has the following features:

  • External visual confirmation – highly visible, instant confirmation via ROV camera
  • Completely automatic connection – no diver, or ROV intervention
  • Compact, efficient design – minimises bend moment transferred into ‘I’ tube
  • Scalable technology – suits all ‘I’ and ‘J’ pipe sizes
  • Simple release mechanism – reliable, re-usable connection and disconnection
  • Single wire pull to engage and lock above water operation

Next generation of pipeline balls

Balltec’s next generation technology permits much larger balls to be used across all of its product families, resulting in significant improvements in strength, reduction in tool length, and considerably easier insertion over comparable products.

  • Heavy-duty cages – robust and reliable
  • Larger clearances – easier insertion and removal
  • Scalable technology – single tool covers greater range of pipe sizes
  • Robust construction – suitable for multiple recoveries over stinger
  • Lower parts count – increased reliability
  • Light and compact – easier and safer handling

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