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.

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 Celsius, option to 65 degrees Celsius (150 F)
Track record in permanent application
Medium pressure (5 ksi)
Low permeation
High chemical resistance

 

Fully qualified and track record

Glass-PE - 65 degrees Celsius

Carbon – PA12:
Up to 80 degrees Celsius (180 F)
High pressure (10 ksi)
Low permeation
First client track record 2019

 

 

Fully qualified and track record

Carbon - PA12 - 80 degrees Celsius

Carbon – PVDF:
Highest temperature up to                                      121 degrees Celsius (250 F)
High pressure (10 ksi)
Lowest permeation
Highest chemical resistance
DNV qualification complete 2H 2021

 

2021 commercially available

Carbon - PVDF - 121 degrees Celsius