Engineering & Development
Engineering and Development
Conceptual engineering and FEED
ITP provides engineering services related to pipeline system selection and their integration into project development architectures. Together with pipeline mechanical design ability, flow assurance know-how and construction knowledge, ITP is able to assist in the selection of pipeline systems to optimise Oprerators’ needs during concept selection and screening.
For pipe-in-pipe systems, ITP provides more detailed mechanical and thermal design together with construction specifications to meet FEED level specification and associated costing.
Working with industry partners, ITP can provide a complete engineering package including the geotechnical aspects of onshore or subsea implementation together with the appropriate construction / installation methods and the design of associated infra-structure, for example loading berths.
ITP has a variety of standard pipe-in-pipe solutions to address industry needs. However, these solutions are designed for the various project constraints and specifications. In addition, custom solutions can be designed, drawing on ITP’s know-how in pipeline systems, thermal management and mechanical design. This could apply to very high temperature, rotating joints, or high thermal efficiency structures. ITP’s developed expertise in electrical systems allows for innovative solutions for active heating.
Research, Development and Innovation
As a market leader in thermally insulated pipeline systems, ITP is continuously developing to expand the application range of existing solutions and to develop new solutions. Development is carried out in the domain of materials, system integration, fabrication methods and new solutions, R&D is centred on excellence in solutions whilst reducing Operator’s CAPEX and providing robust real-world systems.
Testing and qualification
ITP’s Ranville facility allows in-project testing to demonstrate thermal performance and carry out necessary PQT’s such as the field-joint resin injection.
Images: resin PQT, thermal test,
As part of the development and implementation of EHTF™ systems, ITP has in-house electrical test facilities for high voltage / frequency, accelerated ageing and vacuum testing. This expertise allows for the specification of appropriate wire systems and develop wire architectures to meet demanding heat-trace requirements.
Third party test facilities and laboratories are also used for mechanical testing, including full scale bending tests or cryogenic material properties.