Baker Hughes launches new composite flexible pipe for onshore pipelines


Energy technology firm Baker Hughes has today launched its next generation onshore composite flexible pipe to address the corrosion and cost of ownership challenges with conventional steel pipe for the energy, oil and gas and industrial sectors.

According to the company, the flexible, lightweight reinforced thermoplastic pipe (RTP) offers an economic and environmentally superior alternative to resource-intensive onshore steel pipes, for optimising the core structure of flowline and oil and gas pipeline networks.

A key feature of the pipe is its proven spoolable design, which Baker Hughes says makes it easier, faster and more cost-effective to transport and install versus steel pipe – reducing installed costs by more than 20%.

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