ICI, Fibres Division, has developed a system of polypropylene "artificial seaweed" designed to protect underwater pipelines by reversing the scouring action of the current in the immediate vicinity of the pipeline and other underwater constructions and promoting the formation of a bank of sand over and around the pipeline. The system, which can also be used to protect the legs of drilling rigs in depths up to 20 fathoms, is now offered to drilling companies in the U.K. with estimated costs of about 30,000 pound sterling/mile of pipeline protected.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    33-40 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1R 0NE,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969-9-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1230
  • Serial:
    • Petroleum Times
    • Volume: 73
    • Issue Number: 1880
    • Publisher: IPC Industrial Press Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM