Composite-reinforced line pipe passes Canadian field tests

Field tests in the last 2 years by TransCanada PipeLines Inc., Calgary, have shown the practicality of installing composite-reinforced line pipe (CRLP) as an alternative to newly developed but more expensive high-strength line pipe.In September 2002, NCF Industries Inc., TransCanada, and CRC-Evans Pipeline International, successfully joined seven sections of a 40-ft long CRLP on the 15-mile Saratoga section of the Western Alberta system mainline expansion (Fig. 1), according to an account jointly prepared by these and other companies involved and supplied to Oil & Gas Journal.Using relatively simple equipment and assisted by pipeline contractor Marine Pipeline Construction of Canada Co., ...

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