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PE Pipes in the Oil and Gas Industry [PE]

 

# 2012 Barcelona

The Oil and Gas Industry uses many kilometres of pipe work to transport fluids from the wellhead to storage and processing units. These conventional steel pipes suffer from corrosion and other related problems and have to be replaced regularly to avoid spillage, but now some operators are considering more cost effective solutions using PE pipes. Clearly using PE pipes in various situations such as lining carbon steel pipes will eliminate corrosion and thereby eliminate the release of hydrocarbons to the environment. This paper presents a number of examples where PE pipes have been used as stand-alone pressure pipes or as liners for high pressure steel pipes in the Middle East. KEYWORDS : PE pipes, PE liners, Oil and Gas, Corrosion, Middle East

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