High-Performance Solutions for Flexible Pipe Systems
Solvay’s material solutions for flexible pipe systems offer improvements to sustainability, cost-efficiency and durability when compared to steel. Our advanced materials support the challenging needs of both onshore and offshore operations with a unique combination of performance and processing benefits.
Lightweight Flexible Risers & Flowlines
Risers and flowlines experience challenging thermo-mechanical demands. To meet performance requirements, Solvay supplies Evolite® thermoplastic composite tape, specifically designed for risers and flowlines. Evolite® tape exhibits superior chemical, thermal and mechanical performance over a wide range of temperatures. Solvay also offers high-performance polymers like Solef® PVDF and KetaSpire® PEEK for different layers within risers and flowlines. Our specialty polymers and thermoplastic composites are used in innovative and complex structures, contributing to barrier and sheathing solutions that comply with API and other regulatory and customer-specific requirements.
Thermoplastic Composite Pipes
Thermoplastic composite pipes (TCPs) require excellent chemical and temperature resistance for optimized performance. Thermoplastic composites are at the heart of Solvay’s portfolio of solutions for flexible pipes, and Evolite®, as a reinforcement layer, encompasses the capabilities of our materials. Our high-performance, lightweight thermoplastic composite tape is ideal for offshore flexible pipe applications due to its superior mechanical and chemical resistance properties and proven performance in extreme temperatures.
Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes
Reinforced thermoplastic pipes (RTPs) are spoolable fluid transport pipelines subject to increasingly demanding conditions. RTPs have a strong sustainability profile with a lower carbon footprint compared to steel pipelines and enable significant reduction in TOTEX. Our Ryton® PPS provides optimal cost-performance benefits and superior corrosion and gas permeation resistance under aggressive conditions, making it an ideal material for onshore requirements. To meet the full range of potential onshore RTP needs, we offer an array of other materials with strong synergistic properties, such as Evolite® thermoplastic composite tape and Solef® PVDF.