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BSR Termination

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Bend Stiffener Restrictor (BSR) Termination

Traditional Bend Stiffener (BSR) designs have connected the polyurethane portion of the assembly to the termination structure using a metallic interface. The use of steel, while appropriate and required in some applications, introduces numerous issues that must be addressed using bend stiffener restrictor termination. Among them are: 

  • Need for cathotic protection 
  • MTR documentation 
  • High levels of inspection for machined and welded parts 
  • Weight 
  • High cost 
  • Need for protective coatings 
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high modulus molded materials

Advances in material science have allowed Whitefield Plastics to replace these traditional metallic terminations with high modulus molded materials that offer the following advantages:

  • Lighter Weight 
  • No need for cathotic protection 
  • Molded product that can we provided at a reduced level of inspection 
  • Lower cost 
  • Inclusion of Whitefield Plastics patented hose/tube retention system.

Contact the Engineering team at Whitefield Plastics to see if the termination technology will be appropriate for use your Bend Stiffener application. 

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