Flexible pipe for deep-sea oil pipelines

The WDS Flexible Pipe microporous insulation is ideal for deep-sea oil pipelines due its flexibility and superior insulating properties.

By Morgan Advanced Materials April 8, 2016

The WDS Flexible Pipe microporous insulation is ideal for deep-sea oil pipelines due its flexibility and superior insulating properties. The Porextherm WDS Flexible Pipe solution enables the construction of smaller, lighter, and more cost-effective double-wall offshore pipelines ("pipe in pipe" systems). If offers the flexibility needed in underwater pipelines due to the extreme forces at play in the ocean. In addition, temperature and insulation is of great concern in underwater pipelines, since the oil exiting a deep-sea well tends to be far higher in temperature than the surrounding water, at depths of up to 6,900 feet. Through a slitting feature, the panels can be easily fitted around pipes. For an easier and cleaner handling, WDS Flexible Pipe is supplied in a polyamide/polyethylene laminated film system under a light vacuum.

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