IV. STEEL CHUTE
The chute is a steel structure used to protect the flexible pipe from overbending as it leaves the deck of the barge. Size
and frame dimensions have been designed to support the forces induced by the system during extreme conditions in the
operating mode. See Figure IV-1.
The chute has been carefully ground to avoid any welding burr or slag which might damage the flexible pipe outer jacket.
It is important that the upper surface of the chute and both walls in contact with the flexible pipe be kept as smooth as
possible. Do not create gouges, cracks, or any other irregularity.
The chute is corrosion protected by a protective coating as defined in Section III-8-5.