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Apparatus and methods for splicing conduits and hoses subsea

United States Patent

March 11, 2014
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A hose connection system comprises a body including an internal cavity and a port in fluid communication with a portion of the internal cavity. In addition, the system comprises a hose end fitting positioned in the cavity. The hose end fitting includes an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member concentrically disposed about the inner tubular member. The outer tubular member includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced axial slits. Further, the system comprises a plurality of wedge members arranged circumferentially about the outer tubular member. Still further, the system comprises an annular piston movably disposed within the internal cavity of the body. An end of the piston has an inner frustoconical surface that slidingly engages the plurality of wedge members. The piston is configured to move axially through the body and compress the wedge members and the outer tubular member radially inward.
Slocum; Alexander Henry (Bow, NH), Gutierrez; Luis Javier (Houston, TX)
BP Corporation North America Inc. (Houston, TX)
13/ 454,593
April 24, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support from the Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-FE0010426. The government may have certain rights in this invention.