TCP Concept and Materials

The Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) concept excels in simplicity. The solid wall consists of an inner liner, thermoplastic composite reinforcement layers and a protective outer coating. Optionally a weight coating can be applied to ensure on-bottom stability. All layers, including the outer coating, are melt-fused together ensuring a bond between the layers that is as strong and durable as the base materials. The TCP is terminated by the end-fitting that effectively engages on the outer coating; the pipe can be terminated at any point of the pipe, onshore and offshore, in a matter of hours.

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We design the TCP, and select the materials based on the specific requirements of each project, ensuring that a fit-for-purpose and cost effective solution is offered – every single time. Being material independent, we only use ductile, flexible polymers that do not suffer from micro-cracking, can be bonded onto the pipe as coating as well and that enable a small bending radius of the pipe during installation and operation. An overview of materials used is shown below.

Cost effective materials, optimized for each application

 

Glass – HDPE:
Fully qualified to 60 Degrees C, option to 65 Degrees C (150 F)
Track record in permanent application
Medium pressure (5 ksi)
Low permeation
High chemical resistance

 

Fully qualified and track record

Carbon – PA12:
Up to 80 Degrees C (180 F)
Qualified for Shell
High pressure (15 ksi)
Low permeation
First client track record 2018-2019
DNV qualification complete 2H 2019

 

2019 Commercially available

Carbon – PVDF:
Highest temperature up to                                      121 Degrees C (250 F)
High pressure (15 ksi)
Lowest permeation
Highest chemical resistance
DNV qualification complete 2H 2020

 

2020 Pilot potential

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Henk de Boer

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