Composite Fluid Transfer (CFT, Kilgore, Texas, USA) reported on May 20 that it showcased a new quick-disconnect system for its thermoplastic composite reinforced pressure pipe at Valéron Strength Films (Houston, Texas).
The pipe technology is said to be ideal for water transfer applications using 10.5-inch/267-mm-diameter pipe rated at 250 psi. CFT says strong demand from the energy industry for fracking has spurred development of this light-weight (128 lb per 30-ft joint), high-pressure thermoplastic pipe.
In addition to butt-fused pipe, CFT now offers a leak-free, quick-connect to ease installation and removal in the field. CFT says two people can carry the pipe and make the connections without the use of cranes or specialized material handling equipment. This new system greatly reduces the total cost of ownership in the field.
Valéron Strength Films manufactures the protective outer wrap supporting the glass fiber thermoplastic pipe. Valéron Strength Films GM, Clint Beutelschies, says, “As an ITW division, we understand the transformative value of innovation in new markets. This technology from Composite Fluid Transfer offers a unique value proposition for the energy industry, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of the product introduction with customers and end users in Houston.”
￼￼Valéron Strength Films is the single source supplier of Valéron film, a cross-laminated, flexible polyethylene specialty film.