Strohm qualifies material for CCS flowlines

June 26, 2024
Strohm has qualified its first product based on carbon fiber and advanced PVDF polymer.

IJMUIDEN, the NetherlandsStrohm has qualified a product based on carbon fiber and a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) polymer, which it aims to offer for jumpers and flowlines in harsh environment carbon capture and storage (CCS) applications. 

The solution is said to be corrosion-free, with a 30-year design life, and a smaller carbon footprint compared to steel. According to the company, it is suitable for injecting CO2 offshore into depleted gas fields and aquifers. 

PVDF, Strohm added, has a high chemical resistance and high-temperature capability and would also suit flowlines and risers for application in the high temperatures and high pressures encountered with ultradeepwater hydrocarbon production, providing a high level of natural insulation.