Oil & Gas/ Process Engineering

Even with the oil and gas production composites become more and more important: Due to increasing drilling depths and extremely high pressures in conveyor lines, enormous masses have to be transported over and under sea. Therefore the requirements for materials and components often overlap with the characteristics of many lightweight materials.Öl & Gasindustrie: Leichtbau unter Druck (Bild: Fraunhofer)

Chemical resistance (corrosion) and high weight-specific strength (pressure stability of conveyor lines with low weight) are the main features. Only by the superior performance of lightweight materials, the intended exploitation of the deep oil reserves is possible.