Leverage Global Knowledge® | 2017
BACKGROUND: INCREASING THE THERMAL INSULATION OF OFFSHORE PIPELINES
Fluid transport in offshore pipelines is vulnerable to the risk of viscosity reduction and clogging. Thermal insulation is therefore becoming a critical factor in the development of pipelines. This can be carried out by coating with polymer foams or by using double wall pipelines between which a super- insulator subjected to a variable pressure is inserted.