Pipelines for gas applications

Soluforce Next 2 falling Steel PipeGas transmission pipelines, bringing gas from remote locations to market, are a major focus of the oil and gas industry, increasing the importance of short- to long-distance natural gas transportation using pipeline infrastructure

As the world’s oil and gas sector is becoming more gas oriented, the market is looking for a flexible non-metallic pipe to transport gas. 

In addition to the conventional high pressure flexible pipes, SoluForce also offers Gas Tight (GT) versions of the synthetic fibre reinforced ‘SoluForce Classic’ and the high-strength steel wire reinforced ‘SoluForce Heavy’. These special extensions to the portfolio have been developed for a wide range of gas applications, from wet gas directly from a well, to the transportation of gas from marginal fields. 

SoluForce Gas Tight products

All type of polymers show permeation of light hydrocarbons and gas. Small volumes of gas and hydrocarbons can permeate through the polymer of a thermoplastic pipe. Obviously this is something that needs to be avoided. 

SoluForce found the perfect material to stop permeation through the SoluForce pipe wall. A very thin layer of aluminium is wrapped around the inner liner pipe, resulting in the industry’s only true gas-tight high pressure flexible pipe. Furthermore, a property that makes SoluForce robust and distinguishes it from other options, is the bonded pipe structure. All layers in the pipe are chemically bonded, even the aluminium layer. Through extensive R&D, SoluForce has found a production method to chemically bond aluminium with HDPE. Therefore, even though the Gas Tight pipe system has a metallic layer imbedded in the middle, it still is fully bonded and retains the corresponding benefits.

The quality and reliability of all SoluForce products is guaranteed by extensive lab testing and long-term field experience. Furthermore, all solutions are certified and verified by internationally recognised testing bodies, against all the major certifications. 

Track record

The SoluForce system has a solid track record in the oil and gas industry and has been in use since the year 2000 for a variety of applications, ranging from oil and gas utility pipelines to slurry transport in mining. Every SoluForce product is developed with a strong focus on reliability, simplicity of installation and use – but above all safety. SoluForce maintains the highest levels of quality in the design, manufacturing and testing of all its products. As a result, they meet or exceed the various recognised international standards.

 For more information visit the SoluForce website at: https://www.soluforce.com/product-overview/pipe-types/gas-tight.html 

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