TCP Flowline

TCP Flowline eliminates corrosion and is the lowest total installed cost solution for greenfield and brownfield applications

Airborne Oil & Gas designs and manufactures TCP Flowline products for hydrocarbon production, water, gas lift, and chemicals injection. Its non-corrosiveness, light weight, spoolability and ability to terminate in the field make it the best solution for in-field flowlines, tiebacks, single well step-outs, and (quasi) static risers.

The solid pipe structure is impervious to corrosion, resulting in outstanding performance in corrosive environments. It has an inner, fully bonded, smooth bore polymer liner that ensures the best attainable flow properties while still being piggable. The thermal performance of TCP is considerably better than that of steel (reinforced) pipe. Our end-fittings are simple and robust, relying on a well-proven mechanical clamping method. Assembly of the pipe with our end-fittings is straightforward, can be done both onshore and offshore and at any location on the pipe.

Our TCP Flowline is supplied in long spoolable lengths for cost-effective reel lay and lowest as-installed cost. This leads to a radical 30% saving on as-installed cost as shown in the TCP Flowline business case. In addition, the lack of corrosion reduces corrosion-related cost such as pumping of corrosion inhibitors, relating pigging, etc.

TCP Flowline offers the following advantages:

  • Lowest total installed cost and total cost of ownership
  • No corrosion
  • High internal and external pressure ratings
  • Flexible, allowing reel lay and large displacements
  • Simple, reliable and field-mountable end-fittings
  • Smooth bore – fully piggable
  • Low U-value compared with steel pipe
  • Spool lengths of 3,000 metres to 6, 000 metres depending on diameter and pressure rating
  • Quick installation by reel lay without requiring an expensive lay-barge

Our designs and selection of materials are adapted to the specific requirements of each project, ensuring a fit-for-purpose and highly cost-effective solution for each project. We manufacture TCP Flowline up to 7.5 inch ID, 121 degrees C (250 F) and 10 ksi working pressure.
Storage, Transportation and Installation Reels
Flowlines are supplied on storage, transportation and/or installation reels, allowing deployment with a reel drive system. The reels can be offered on a purchase or rental basis.

Ancillaries & deployment
We supply our end-fittings with the following ancillaries, depending on the product and application:

  • Bend restrictors
  • Bend stiffeners
  • Installation ancillaries
  • Anodes

You can download our TCP Flowline Business Case here