RPC Technologies has successfully completed the supply of large bore GRP pipes for Exxon Mobil's prestigious Singapore Parallel Train Project.
The technically complex project involved the supply of 800 meters of buried and above ground GRP pressure pipes. The project marks the first major association of RPC with both Exxon Mobil,Foster Wheeler Parsons JV and F.S.E. of USA.
Pipes were made to very stringent specifications from the client and include several custom pipe spools that incorporate Duplex and Silicon Carbide liners within the GRP pipes. RPC's scope for this project also included design (including FEA), fabrication, and supply of steel pipe supports.
Exxon's pipe design was based on achieving full buried pipe stiffness in absence of external stiffening rings. This requirement presented an added challenge to produce pipes with thickness in order of 40 mm while ensuring uniform laminate properties remained through the laminate.