Longer but lighter - A Revolution for Subsea Pipes
The Oil & Gas industry faces increasing challenges as new offshore fields are discovered in deeper water. As a consequence, subsea pipes need to be longer, therefore becoming heavier, which generates additional costs and logistical challenges of all sorts.
The solution is to switch to lighter pipes, but that are still capable of withstanding corrosion and the extreme conditions that come with oil & gas applications. Replacing steel with the right composite materials can achieve such performances.
Evolite® F1050 is a high performance thermoplastic composite material specially designed for the O&G industry, combining the excellent chemical and temperature resistance of Solef® PVDF with the inherent high strength performance of carbon fiber.
To learn more about Solvay’s Evolite® F1050, click here.