Aspen Aerogels Delivers Aerogel Insulation to Technip for Subsea Natural Gas Pipeline in Brazil
Technip is building the rigid pipeline for the Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras. The line will connect the Canapu field (1,700 meters deep) to the Cidade de Vitoria floating production facility (1,400 meters deep). Technip already has installed the Spaceloft insulation on the piping at its spoolbase in
This is the first pipeline in
Spaceloft insulation has been installed in over 150 kilometers of subsea pipeline, including fields in the
Aspen's aerogel insulation is the most reliable and highest performing available. Aspen's products can achieve Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients (OHTC) in pipelines of <0.5 W/m2K, allowing customers to benefit from tiebacks as far as 50 kilometers away. Aspen's products also have been validated to be highly suitable for long life in the high pressure/temperature (HPHT, up to 350 degrees F) of ultra deep water, pipe-in-pipe applications -- the types expected in future offshore assets in the years to come.
Aspen Aerogels supplies reinforced, nanoporous aerogel insulation products that are up to eight times more effective than other insulation materials.
Technip ranks among the top five corporations in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering, construction and services. The Group is headquartered in
Named the oil and gas producer of the year by the 2008 Platts Global Energy Awards, Petrobras is a leading international oil and gas company with presence in 27 countries and nearly 70,000 employees.
SOURCE Aspen Aerogels
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