For the first time in Egypt, Shawcor introduces the spoolable composite Flexpipe, which is specifically designed to withstand high pressure and corrosion. The Flexpipe models come with over 40,000 kilometers of pipe and 150,000 fittings that have been installed worldwide since 2003. Through utilizing composite production systems (CPS), the spoolable composite Flexpipe is corrosion-resistant, cost-effective, and an improved alternative to steel pipes.
Inside the Project’s Design
The spoolable composite Flexpipe comes in various sizes at 2, 3, 4, and 6 inches and is designed and manufactured to withstand high pressure as well as corrosion. Flexpipe is constructed from a winning combination of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), helically wound epoxy-free dry fiberglass to eliminate micro-cracking and a protective outer jacket. FlexCord Linepipe also has galvanized steel cord to improve pressure rating. The pipeline comes in long lengths of pipe starting from 570–1,100 meters per reel, and it is both very flexible and easily handled. All the pipeline models are available in nickel-coated and stainless steel.
Product Reliability & Safety
Shawcor takes the pipeline business to the next level at a great withstanding pressure point that varies from 1,500 pounds per square inch (psi)/ 103 bar to 2,250 psi /155 bar at a maximum operating temperature at 82°C depending on the size of the pipeline. Flexpipe which comes in four models: Flexpipe, Flexpipe High Temperature (HT), FlexCord, and FlexCord AB have 20 years of ultraviolet (UV) protection, high abrasion resistance, and fire-resistant properties
The Epoxy-free dry fiberglass provides outstanding wear resistance and impact toughness in addition to reducing potential microcracking or over-straining. Flexpipes also provide resistance to aromatic and cycloalkane hydrocarbons up to 50% by volume. All Flexpipe models are compatible with corrosion inhibitors, biocides, scale inhibitors, paraffin dispersants, as well as batch treatment.
The pipelines have proved to exceed the industry requirements of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. On top of that, the product guarantees higher flow rates, robust leak-free fitting connections, and corrosive resistance superior to other composite products on the market.
Flexpipe HT Series
The FlexPipe HT Series, the superlative model, is the largest spoolable of Flexpipe models and manufactured at 6 inches and a weight of 11.8 kg/m. It can withstand hot oiling at 93°C for 500 hours across the product life and has a pressure point of 1,500 psi. It is suitable for many installation methods including trenching, plowing, chain ditching, surface lines, horizontal directional drilling (HDD), and liner pulls (remediation).
FlexpipeVs. Steel Pipes
The Flexpipe is considerably safer and quicker to install than coated steel pipes. Installation involves fewer people, and less equipment than steel pipe installation. The weight of Flexpipes is also significantly less than steel with a maximum weight of 6.9 kilograms/meter. Flexpipes also offer a competitive selling price ($/m) at 44%, and 48% less than trenched and non-trenched steel pipes.
Shawcor goes the extra mile and provides in-house engineers dedicated to ensure that the product is suitable for your needs to maximize service life. In addition to providing project planning, technical and field services support, the company offers contractor installation training which allows clients to have better control over project timing, costs, and completion.
Shawcor is the leading manufacturer of Flexpipes in North America. The company has delivered over 40,000 kilometers of pipeline in service, with more than 500 clients served in 25 countries.