DNV releases new standard for hybrid thermoplastic composite flexible pipes

DNV, the global independent energy expert and assurance provider, has released standard DNV-ST-F207 for hybrid thermoplastic composite flexible pipes (TCPs), which addresses the challenges faced by conventional risers in deepwater applications, where high top tension and corrosive environments are common.

A pipelay vessel
A pipelay vessel - Image © hansenn - Adobe Stock.

TPCs have been challenging traditional steel pipes in the last decade by offering a light, ductile, spoolable and corrosion-free solution for transportation of liquids and gases.

The DNV-ST-F207 standard facilitates the integration of innovative technologies like carbon fiber armor into flexible riser designs to enhance efficiency and reliability for deepwater projects, marking a milestone in the pursuit of a sustainable offshore industry.

“Overall, this initiative reflects a commitment to advancing technology in the offshore industry, ensuring the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and sustainability in deepwater projects thanks to our expertise and the dedication of our global teams of specialized experts,” said Prajeev Rasiah, executive vice president & regional director Northern Europe, Energy Systems at DNV.