Would you like to start a free subscription?
Remember me | Forgot password
For full content view: Log in Now!
Composites were once considered solely the domain of high-tech industries such as aerospace and motor racing, but they are quickly becoming accepted in the oil and gas industry worldwide as a cost-effective alternative to pipeline replacement. They offer a permanent replacement or repair solution that can be applied with operations online, avoiding the need for costly shutdown.
The importance of establishing industry confidence is magnified by the apparent simplicity of the technology which, though one of its strengths, has to some extent also made it harder to believe in. This ignores, of course, the high level of engineering that has gone into precise calculations to design the repair, from the number of layers and resin matrix needed, to the surface preparation, overlap onto good pipe, and curing specifications, among others, to ensure that the repair performs as required. The thinking is: If it's as simple as building up layers by wrapping them around a pipe – can it really work, and will it really be as strong as steel or able to contain high pressures? The answer is an unequivocal “yes.” The establishment of rigorous standards will ensure strength and performance.
This area of the site is restricted.
In order to gain access, please either Log
In, or subscribe to World Oil.
Two options are available to you for creating an account.
1. Get a Free Trial Subscription to World Oil Magazine and gain immediate access to select content on World Oil Online.
Start a Free Trial Subscription and gain immediate access to the complete current issue of World Oil Magazine. Plus, you’ll receive 3 upcoming issues of World Oil Magazine in print or digital format.* You also receive access to the Energy Events Calendar, Industry Statistics and WO Wire’s news and industry coverage.
2. Purchase a subscription to World Oil magazine and gain immediate
and complete access to World Oil Online. As a Total Access subscriber
you will have access to all areas of the site available to registered users and
free subscribers as well as having access to such premium content areas as:
Physical copies of this content may be available for purchase. Visit the Reprints & Back Issues section.
If you are already a paid subscriber and do not have access, please email CustomerService@worldoil.com.
World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.
Houston, TX - November 4-5
The Woodlands, TX - November 17-17
Houston, TX - November 18-18
All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws.
© 2014 World Oil. © 2014 Gulf Publishing Company.