The high cost to replace steel piping in retrofit applications and increased longevity in new construction is driving the search for composite materials which are able to withstand the severe conditions experienced by offshore facilities. Advantages of composite piping compared to steel piping are: inherent corrosion resistance, lighter weight, ease of fabrication, lower maintenance costs, and lower life cycle costs.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
composite pipe, construction material, corrosion resistance
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Use of Composite Piping Offshore" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 25.