LORD® Flexible Joints can be deployed with Intervention Workover Control Systems (IWOCS) and the associated riser system to accommodate the motion of the intervention / workover vessel relative to the subsea wellhead. A flexible joint can replace a stress joint in this application, supporting the tension in the riser and containing pressure, yet offering a much lower bending stiffness. When used to replace a traditional bottom stress joint, the significantly lower moment imparted to the wellhead allows the operator to perform more workovers per well, thereby extending the life of the field.
|Operating Pressure, max||10,000 psi (69 MPa)|
|Hydrotest Pressure||15,000 psi (103 MPa)|
|Operating Temperature||160°F (70°C)|
|Maximum Temperature Range||14°F (-10°C) to 200°F (90°C)|
|Internal Diameter||7.22" (18.3 cm)|