For pipelines for transportation of fluids and gases, steel has been the material of choice for various types of pipelines specially offshore. Non-metallic material systems like polymers have been used extensively in the pipelines but not for load carrying functions in the pipe wall. However, a new technology based on fiber reinforced polymers has started to challenge the dominance of steel in pipelines.
Thermoplastic Composite Pipes (TCP) use thermoplastic composite materials instead of steel to provide strength and stiffness for the pipelines. A TCP is a fully bonded, spoolable pipe consisting of a polymeric inner liner, fiber reinforced polymeric laminate and an outer jacket. After successful initial deployment of a number of TCP offshore, now the TCP technology is starting to expand its applications to the most challenging products such as deep water dynamic risers.
In this webinar we will provide a brief description of the TCP technology, design principles and qualification according to DNVGL-ST-F119.