ARMORED PLASTIC PIPE GOES TO SEA

The manufacture of armored high density polyethylene plastic pipe at a plant in Cophenhagen begins with extrusion of the pipe and winding upon an intermediate storage turntable; pipe from this turntable is unwound and passed through the taping, and armoring, and final coating operations and finally would onto another turntable capable of holding 800 tons (16 miles of armored 4 in. PE pipe). The lay-barge "H.P. Lading" equipped with an 800 ton turntable laid a 4 in. water line from Iceland to an island 8 miles offshore at a speed of 1.5-2 mi/hr during a short period of calm weather in unsheltered ocean with maximum depth of 330 ft. Suitability of such polyethylene pipe for crude oil appears to be satisfactory, and long time tests to confirm this will be completed within six months.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  USA  77001
  • Authors:
    • Vestbo, H
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00056210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM