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Flexible Riser

The Industry Standard for Harsh Field Conditions


Outstanding Track Record in Safety, Long-Term Performance and Reliability

Specialty Polymers provide a key component of deep-water riser concepts, that contains no plasticizer thus ensuring safe, long-term performance.


A Tough yet Flexible Pipeline

Solef® PVDF was developed in the early 1990s specifically for offshore applications as a pressure sheath in flexible risers used in the harsh environments of down-hole and sub-sea oil production. Its reliable performance across a wide temperature range reduces the risk of rupture during installation in colder climates and expands the options for use in newly drilled hotter fields.

A Unique Combination of Mechanical and Thermal Properties

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    Thermal resistance up to 150°C (302°F)
  • Low permeation to fluids and gases such as methane and hydrogen sulphide

  • Excellent resistance to sour gas

  • Chemical compatibility with supercritical CO2 at high temperature and in polluted mixtures

  • Blistering resistance in rapid gas decompression up to 1500 bar

  • High ductility offering benefits as a sheath material in flexible pipes in high-pressure applications

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