4Subsea has recently completed a report on bonded flexible pipes for PSA Norway (Petroleum Safety Authority).
Flexible pipes expert Svein Are Løtveit is the main author of the new report “PSA Norway State of the Art Bonded Flexible Pipes 2018”.
The 75-page report provides an in-depth update on bonded flexible pipes and covers most bonded flexible pipes and hose types used in the oil and gas industry today.
According to PSA, incidents in recent years linked to flexible pipes/hoses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf demonstrated a need for state-of-the-art knowledge about bonded flexible pipes and hoses.
In its review, 4Subsea concentrated on design, planning, operation, inspection and maintenance and how to ensure there is adequate documentation and to utilise this information in order to operate flexible pipes and hoses in the safest and most reliable manner.
The report is based on experiences from the Norwegian petroleum activities and international experiences. A range of materials technology centres, manufacturers, suppliers and users contributed to the review.