Magma and Shawcor Team Up on m-pipe Insulation

Magma Global has recently added Shawcor’s Thermotite ULTRA insulation to its m-pipe offering.

It will be primarily used to improve flow by maintaining the temperature of production fluids. Additionally, the insulation material can be adjusted to add weight or buoyancy to manage stability of the pipe in the water column, Magma explained.

The insulated product is currently in qualification for use in jumpers for a project in the North Sea and in the Ocyan CompRiser design.

Magma said it sought to further improve the thermal insulation properties of m-pipe in order to maintain flow temperature for a number of current projects.

Shawcor’s Thermotite ULTRA is a styrene alloy subsea insulation system designed specifically for flow assurance in subsea environments for use in ultra-deep water.

Tony Duncan, Executive VP at Magma, said: “Integrated insulation and ballast are an important part of Magma’s strategic roadmap towards the all-composite riser. We undertook a thorough evaluation of what would be the right solution for our customers’ needs; Shawcor is the market leader and this product has given us excellent results. We look forward to having the ability to extrude insulated m-pipe in Magma’s facility and fully managing production in-house.”

The product will first be applied in the evaluation of m-pipe jumpers in Norway. Once qualified, the collaboration calls for Shawcor expertise and a cross-head extrusion line to be integrated into the main m-pipe production line at Magma Global’s manufacturing site in Portsmouth, UK.

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