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TCP Highlight: End Fitting, Fast & Flexible

At Airborne Oil & Gas, we often receive feedback from our clients that highlight the unique benefits and impact that TCP makes on their operation, cost and subsea infrastructure. In this article we highlight the End Fitting that we use on our Thermoplastic Composite Pipes.

We have developed, qualified and are using this End Fitting on all TCP that we supply to the industry since 2007, including our flowlines, jumper spools, downlines and dynamic jumpers. We use a modified version on our dynamic risers.

The main benefits of our End Fitting are summarized as follows:
1. We can terminate TCP anywhere, at any time, horizontally and vertically. We can terminate on location, offshore, as well as onshore and in our factory. We do this in a matter of hours
2. Onsite termination in combination with our small Minimum Bend Radius allows us to deliver the longest lengths of pipe per reel in the industry, reducing transportation cost to a minimum. By contrast, conventional flexible pipe needs to be terminated in the plant, leading to 20-30% of reel space being occupied by the very large end-fittings.
3. For example, a 6 inch ID TCP we supply in lengths of 3000 meters per spool on a standard 9.6 meter reel.
4. On-site termination provides unique opportunities to use small diameter I or J tubes, allowing TCP pull-through and termination above the J tube. On-site termination also offers the opportunity to pull TCP through existing old pipelines. The combination with long length delivery leads to short installation time, lower cost and less connections on the seabed.
5. On-site termination at any point in time, allows for pre-fabrication of longer lengths and cutting to length of well jumpers and jumper spools, strongly reducing cost of associated installation while de-risking the project and increasing flexibility in well placement.

Our End Fitting is fully qualified, cost effective and simple to install. The installation being a purely mechanical action, we train our clients in terminating the pipe themselves. With the largest track record in TCP, and growing fast, we look forward serving you on your next project.

Watch the animation of the End Fitting here.

Want to know more about TCP End-fittings? Please contact us at info@airborneoilandgas.com

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.

TCP Free Hanging Risers

TCP Free Hanging Risers deliver significant cost reductions compared with the traditional Lazy wave Riser solutions used in deep water harsh condition areas such as Santos Basin Brazil

Airborne Oil & Gas designs and manufactures TCP Riser products for hydrocarbon production, water and gas injection, gas lift and chemicals injection. Its light weight, good fatigue performance, non-corrosiveness and spoolability make it the best solution for Deep Water Free Hanging Risers.

Our TCP Riser 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 Riser business case.

Read more about TCP Free Hanging Risers