July 2020, Vol. 247, No. 7

Tech Notes

DNV GL Certifies Carbon Fiber PA12 for Thermoplastic Composite Pipe

In February, several years of hard work paid off for the pioneers of TCP with the release of the first full-carbon, fiber-based material qualification certificate that complies to the DNV GL ST-F119 TCP industry qualification standard.  The comprehensive development and qualification program for the Evonik Vestape carbon fiber PA12 composite tape took several years to complete and is now qualified for crude oil sour service up to 80° C (176° F). As the first of its kind, this project proved the robustness of the DNV GL qualification standard and its use in building the foundation for what will be the most advanced carbon fiber-based TCP pipe system

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