2H Offshore Acquires BFLEX Software

2H has recently strengthened its flexible riser engineering service offering by acquiring the pipe cross-section analysis tool, BFLEX.

BFLEX comprises a suite of analysis software products developed by SINTEF, under sponsorship of the Testrig JIP and the Norwegian Research Council.

The software enables 2H to assess a wide range of pipe cross sectional properties, the stresses and fatigue damage in tensile and pressure armour wires and the performance of auxiliary components, such as bend stiffeners, the company explained.

The acquisition of BFLEX will enable 2H to evaluate the remaining fatigue life of existing flexible risers which are close to or exceeding their original service duration.

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