The webinar covers the suitability of thermoplastic composite pipes in corrosive subsea environments.
The webinar covers the suitability of thermoplastic composite pipes in corrosive subsea environments.

Victrex has announced a webinar focusing on the suitability of thermoplastic composite pipes in corrosive subsea environments.

The webinar, entitled ‘Qualification of m-pipe and Hybrid Flexible Pipe for deployment in Brazil’s pre-salt region: composite materials selection’, will take place Tuesday, 5 November 2019 at 8:00 am EST.

According to Dr Geoff Small, head of technology at Victrex, subsea operations by the energy sector in challenging locations such as Brazil's pre-salt region can have issues in material selection and engineering design. While steel-based pipe systems carry the risk of additional corrosion, hybrid flexible pipes (HFP) could overcome this by combining the performance of a thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) with conventional flexible technology.

‘In flexibles, the loading on the polymeric components is low as it acts as an intermediate leak-proof sheath, while in HFPs the role of the polymer is also to act as a protective liner/conduit, and most importantly as a matrix for the composite,’ he said. ‘To overcome technical challenges and assess solutions for deployment in Brazil’s pre-salt region, the composite materials selection needs thorough assessment.’

For more information, and to register, go here.

This story uses material from Victrex, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.