m-pipe® is a unique high quality, high strength and low weight carbon and PEEK polymer pipe with a monolithic structure from bore to surface, providing superior performance in deep water and harsh offshore conditions. This is due to its light weight, high strength and resistance to corrosion, chemical attack and fatigue loading, delivering significant reductions in subsea project risk and subsea project cost for offshore field development and operation.
m-pipe® has the potential to simplify piping design issues and to simplify installation procedures and operational activities for improvements in long term reliability, such as a reduced need for inspection, maintenance, repair or replacement.
The low weight of m-pipe® (around 1/10th that of steel in water) allows it to be deployed in configurations not possible with steel or non-bonded flexible pipe, either due to weight or axial compression limits. m-pipe® also has a high strain capability ten times that of steel, plus an ability to accommodate axial compression loads without birdcaging or excessive fatigue damage rates.
This allows m-pipe to be deployed in configurations not possible with steel or non-bonded flexible pipe, either due to weight or axial compression limits.
m-pipe also delivers proven cost savings, for example through a reduction in the need for large riser buoyancy modules or the capability to use smaller well intervention vessels.