Bend Restrictors

Tekmar Vertebrae Bend Restrictors (VBR) are lightweight dynamic components designed to limit the bend radius of subsea cables, umbilicals and flowlines by mechanical means during both installation and service life. The standard design consists of two half shells secured together using bolted fasteners.

Tekmar also offer an innovative quick install solution called TekLok. This is a unique quick install bend restrictor designed to meet industry demand for lower costs and faster installation times. Tekmar has advanced the field proven six bolt design to meet the requirements of our customers and ensure our technology continues to be industry leading without compromising on quality.

Key Features

  • Comprises two identical half shell mouldings with mercury free design
  • Lock out prevents over-bending
  • Subsea protection against physical damage
  • Fixing methodology ensures compliance to 25 year design life
  • Designed and manufactured in accordance with API 17L
  • Utilises Tekmar’s qualified PU material

Key Track Record

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  • QP MM Field
  • Apache Ness Nevis Infill
  • Total Badamyar
  • Cardon IV Perla
  • YFP Aje Field
  • Apache Calleter
  • Apache Beryl
  • Hess North Malay Basin
  • ENI Abo Phase 3
  • Wintershall Ravn
  • Talisman Blake B3
  • Statoil Troll 3-4 Connector
  • Statoil Goliat
  • Shell F29