Celanese Corp. was named a 2013 Oil & Gas Awards finalist in three regions for a new composite pressure pipe that features Celstran CFR-TP.
The Fiberflex-11 pipe from Composite Fluid Transfer of Kilgore, Texas, manufactured with Celstran continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFR-TP), was chosen by the 2013 Oil & Gas Awards judges as a one of 68 Southwest finalists, 48 West Coast finalists and 53 Midcontinent finalists. The light-weight pressure pipe system, with multiple options for robust connections, was designed for general water transport infrastructure applications.
Celanese is one of 10 companies to be named a finalist in all three Oil & Gas Awards regions that annually recognize outstanding achievements made within the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.
The composite pressure pipe, which won an innovation award in the “pipes and water management” category incorporates Celstran CFR-TP continuous fiberglass reinforced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) thermoplastic composite tape.
At 4.26 pounds per foot, the Fiberflex-11 pipe is lighter than comparable diameter and pressure rated composite and plastic pipe. The Fiberflex-11 pipe system also offers several robust coupling/connector options, including a two-bolt patent-pending quick coupling design.
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