FlexCord Linepipe (FCLP) handles high pressure and severe pressure cycles and pulsations generated by piston pumps.
As the preferred choice for water transfer and enhanced oil recovery (water and CO2 injection) applications, FCLP is specifically designed and tested for high reliability in demanding applications and delivers proven MAOP pipe performance. Its galvanized reinforcement steel cords and industry-leading 10x safety factor allows a maximum operating pressure of 2,250 psi (ANSI 900) with no need to over-specify or derate.
Combat cycles and pressures that piston pumps, such as triplex and diaphragm, can generate with FCLP:
Three-layer FCLP employs helically wound galvanized steel cords embedded in an HDPE barrier layer, which act as reinforcement and enables excellent performance amid severe cyclic pressure and pulsations without degradation or risk of corrosion. These cords also allow rapid depressurization of gasses that permeate through the liner. Additionally, rigorous internal testing confirms no blistering or collapse after repeated cycles of rapid decompression at 1,000 psi/minute.
SAFE, EFFICIENT AND COST-EFFECTIVE INSTALLATION
With smaller crew sizes, less heavy equipment, lower environmental impact and no need for welding, X-ray inspection, multiple connections, jeeping or corrosion inhibitors, the lightweight FCLP not only saves operators up to 35 percent on installation over steel—it brings wells to production faster.
SUPERIOR CONNECTION SYSTEM
Shawcor’s crimped connections use hydraulic regulation of crimping pressure rather than the manual torque application used by other composite linepipe products. As the crimper dies move independently, variations in pipe wall thickness are allowed, consistently creating a robust, leak-free connection.