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Meet the Expert - David Ponchon

David Ponchon heads the Design Engineering and R&D activities of flexible bonded hose solutions within Trelleborg Fluid Handling Solutions, leading a multidisciplinary design and testing team, building a full range of transfer solutions for Oil & Gas sector.

David has been working on the development of API 17K certified products, including Swiline for seawater intake risers and Trelline hoses for deepwater oil offloading lines, having a major contribution in the detailed design, engineering and project management for tailoring these solutions to account for Clients’ and Projects’ specific requirements.
Prior to this, David had acquired experience in the Oil & Gas industry, working on the certification of rigid and flexible pipelines developments through design appraisal of engineering packages made by EPCI contractors. Also, David has been deeply involved in the type approval certification of different flexible pipes technologies from various manufacturers.
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, David took advantage from his experience in the management of multidisciplinary development teams. The design and qualification of new hoses required the use of advanced computational tools, and complex full scale testing means. 
David is now focused on enlarging Trelleborg offer with the development and qualification according to GMPHOM 2009 of Sealine nipple flange hose, coming in single and double carcass version, a cost-effective solution designed for offshore transfer of crude oil and refined petroleum products.

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Design Engineering and R&D activities

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