INSTALLING COATED PIPE - CONCLUSION FOAM INSULATION GETS FIRST REELED INSTALLATION OFF AUSTRALIA

Michael I. Mollison Esso Australia Ltd. Melbourne Development in 1989 of Seahorse and Tarwhine fields in the Bass Strait, offshore Australia, promoted the first reeled installation of the thermally insulated pipeline system known as pipe-in-pipe (PIP). This system consists of an inner steel pipe coated with high-density polyurethane (HDPU) foam inside an outer steel carrier pipe. The offshore lines for which PIP was finally chosen are 7 and 10.8 miles, respectively, connecting the Barracouta

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