m-pipe® subsea application video
m-pipe® applications and benefits
m-pipe® is a high performance composite pipe ideal for use in reliable subsea production systems due to its light weight, high strength, high flow rate capability and resistance to corrosion, chemical attack and fatigue loading. The inherent benefits of m-pipe® have the potential to simplify subsea piping design and architecture. Critically, m-pipe® also simplifies subsea installation procedures and operational activities, to drive improvements in long term reliability, such as a reduced need for inspection, maintenance, repair or replacement.
m-pipe® is proven to substantially reduce subsea project costs and furthermore reduce subsea project deployment risk, for example through a reduction in the need for large riser buoyancy modules or the ability to use smaller well intervention vessels. m-pipe® 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 simplified and lower cost subsea piping configurations that are not possible with steel or non-bonded flexible pipe, either due to weight or axial compression limits.
Subsea jumpers are critical components used to connect subsea infrastructure, such as between a tree and manifold or riser base and a flowline. Until now jumpers have typically been steel pipe fabrications which are challenging to design, fabricate and install, to accommodate broad installation tolerances, in service motions, slugging loads, corrosion and erosion. The flexibility and high strain capability of m-pipe® allow complex steel jumper spools to be greatly simplified, whilst also providing high pressure integrity and high levels of insulation to meet process flow cool down and ‘no touch’ requirements.
Long steel pipe sections that require multiple flow bends in order to connect with subsea components and to avoid hydrate build-up can be replaced by relatively short straight lengths of m-pipe®, flexed to the required interface geometry. This eliminates the need for costly subsea metrology, often on the project critical path, with an m-pipe® jumper which is also less vulnerable to pipeline walking. m-pipe® is also less susceptible to subsea elements as corrosion, seabed interaction and fatigue from slugging, and m-pipe® jumper designs allow configurations in all diameters from 2 inch methanol jumpers up to 12 inch production applications.
m-pipe® flexible jumper geometry
Rapid subsea jumper connectivity