Steel pipes for a brazilian gas pipeline

05/10/2015 - Brazil, Onshore line pipe, Oil & gas
Vallourec provides 42 km of steel pipes to a major gas pipeline project.

​​​​​Vallourec Tubos do Brasil is supplying 42 km of steel pipes to Parnaíb​a Gas Natural for the gas pipeline project that will link the field of "Gavião Branco"  to the gas treatment unit of Santo Antônio dos Lopes, in the North-Eastern Brazilian state of Maranhão.

Compliant with the challenging standard API 5L X65 PSL 2, the pipes have a nominal diameter of 20 inches, a length of
18 m and have received special treatment that ensures all the necessary mechanical properties to resist the strong internal pressure caused by the passage of the gas. In addition, a triple layer polyethylene coating guarantees ideal underground corrosion protection for buried pipes.

Vallourec supports the project says Sidney Pilon, Commercial Manager "We maintain close technical contact with Parnaíba Gas Natural, with the designer and with the contractor, which also allows us to optimize the delivery of pipes and logistics."

The end of the project is scheduled for December 2015.

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