Steelman, Saskatchewan, Canada

Flexpipe vs. Stick Fiberglass Installation Project


Steelman, Saskatchewan, Canada


3” and 4” Flexpipe


To replace existing steel production pipelines that had potential for failures due to excessive corrosion

Operating Conditions

80 psi to 120 psi 89°F (32°C) to 104°F (40°C)


Linepipe installation and supervision


Faster, safe and more cost-effective installation versus stick fiberglass

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In a side-by-side comparison, Flexpipe Linepipe provided a 20% savings in total installed cost over stick fiberglass.

One of Canada’s largest oil and gas exploration, development and production companies, chose to challenge Flexpipe’s 3” and 4” Flexpipe and stick fiberglass to see which product would best meet their needs. They installed both products, in equal lengths, to replace steel lines they had potential for failure due to corrosion. Not only did Flexpipe save the operator 20% on total installed costs, they were able to reduce the overall project duration. “Since switching to Flexpipe, we’ve increased our installed meterage per day by 50%,” confirmed a field consultant. Flexpipe was selected for this job because of its recognized benefits including, performance in sour environments, corrosion resistance, high durability and proven performance globally. They were pleased with the installation time, reduction in third party costs (e.g., casing for road crossings, sand, construction inspection) and smaller ROWs with no requirements to enter the ditch to rake sand. Setup of the ditch did not need to be sloped for better access. These elements resulted in reduced time and trenching costs. Thanks to the success of the project, they would recommend FlexPipe Linepipe to other operators with similar applications.