Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 8:30 AM Convention Center, Second Level, R04 (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center) 08667
Corrosion and Abrasion Resistant Polymer Composite Pipe for Oilsands Hydrotransport
Pierre Mertiny and Kulvinder Juss, University of Alberta; Tom Bell, Normac Adhesive Products Inc.
Oil sands hydro-transport requires pipes to be corrosion and erosion resistant. To achieve this requirement, appropriate coating can be applied to the inside of metallic pipes. Polymeric liners may provide a cost effective solution; however, such systems are prone to catastrophic liner collapse caused by pressurized gases and fluids trapped at the liner/pipe interface. To resolve this problem, a novel filament-wound fibre reinforced composite pipe with an intrinsically bonded polymeric internal liner capable of venting trapped volatiles is presented. In addition, this paper addresses an appropriate joining technique for inevitable pipe connections.