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
- 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