August 2015, Vol. 242, No. 8

Features

Polyamide Pipe Selected to Carry High-Volume Gas to Chemical Plant

PA12, a high-performance polyamide pipe, has found a niche in the oil and gas market, allowing it to enter a realm that has long been dominated by metallic pipe. VESTAMID® NRG PA12, developed by Germany-based Evonik Corp., can handle extreme stresses, but unlike other thermoplastic pipes, it can also handle high-pressure systems. This expanded capability changes the game when choosing a pipe material for oil and gas transport. DTE Energy selected it for a compressed natural gas pipeline to connect its new cogeneration power plant on State Route 7 – about five minutes from Marietta, OH – to an industrial chemical manufacturing customer a mile away. “The job was origi

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