System Development

The pipeline market is constantly changing with the introduction of new factory coatings to accommodate increased operating temperatures, greater water depths, etc. PIH is continually in communication with coating material suppliers, specification writers, and operating companies to ensure that the latest coating materials and application techniques are available to our customers. PIH carries out a significant amount of material testing and application procedure qualification work outside of normal pipeline construction activities. One of the major successes brought upon by this effort is the PP Tape Wrap system that has been extensively and successfully used on numerous projects where the factory coating has been a 3LPP system. Since the year 2000 the system has been offering full compatibility with PP-coated line pipe, high production rates, and excellent reeling properties.