Paris, France
Paris, France

Technip is a provider of project management, engineering, and construction services for the oil and gas industry, headquartered in Paris, France. The company designs and builds high-technology industrial installations, such as subsea equipment and platforms, and onshore mega-complexes for the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. It operates in three segments: Subsea, Offshore and Onshore. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Technip | Date: 2015-06-15

A flexible tubular conduit (10) having a tubular inner pressure structure including a tubular sheath (16) and a pressure vault (18) for taking up the radial forces, and a tubular outer tensile structure having at least one web of tensile armor wires (22, 24), and a holding strip (28) wound in a short-pitch helix over the web of tensile armor wires (24), the holding strip (28) comprising a layer of polymer material and a plurality of strands of fibers stretched substantially in the longitudinal direction of the holding strip (28). The fibers of the strands of the plurality of strands of fibers are mineral fibers, and the plurality of strands of fibers is embedded in the layer of polymer material.


Patent
Technip | Date: 2015-04-01

The present invention provides a process for the preparation of ethene by vapour phase chemical dehydration of a feed comprising ethanol, said process comprising contacting the feed with a supported heteropolyacid catalyst in a reactor, wherein the feed temperature is at least 250 C. and the pressure inside the reactor is at least 0.80 MPa but less than 1.80 MPa.


The pipe comprises: - at least one tubular sheath (20) delimiting a passage (11) for the circulation of the abrasive material; - at least one tensile armour layer (34, 36) arranged externally with respect to the tubular sheath (20), the armour layer (34, 36) comprising a plurality of filiform armour elements (44). The pipe also comprises an internal protective layer (40) arranged inside the tubular sheath (20) in the circulation passage (11), the internal protective layer (40) comprising an elastomer matrix (50) and a longitudinal reinforcing assembly (52) embedded in the matrix (50).


Patent
Technip | Date: 2017-01-04

A multi-cable subsea lifting system comprising two or more load-cable lifting apparatus (2a, 2b); a load cable (4a, 4b) extending from each load-cable lifting apparatus (2a, 2b) to a subsea attachment point; a torque measuring device (22) associated with each load cable (4a, 4b); one or more subsea anti-cabling devices (20), each anti-cabling device (20) comprising a motor (24) connected to a respective load cable (4a, 4b); and a controller (30) in communication with each motor (24) and torque measuring device (22); wherein the controller (30) is configured to actuate each motor (24) to impart a rotational force to its respective load cable (4a, 4b) in response to measurements obtained from the torque measuring device (22) with the aim to limit cabling, remove cabling or control heading either automatically or from external control.


Patent
Technip | Date: 2017-05-24

The present invention provides a pipe-in-pipe (PIP) connector for use in a PIP pipeline for laying in a marine environment, the PIP pipeline comprising at least metal inner (22) and outer (24) pipes and an annular space (26) thereinbetween, the connector comprising at least:(a) a first connector end (34) comprising inner (36) and outer (37) longitudinal collars corresponding in circumference to the circumferences of the inner and outer pipes of the PIP pipeline, and weldable to a PIP pipeline, and(b) a second connector end (40) comprising a machined portion (42) configured to match and connect with a complementary portal or bore of an in-line subsea structure, and a coupling portion (41) for coupling with a pipeline section, said coupling being decoupable.


The invention relates to a flexible pipe for transporting fluid, which includes: an inner polymer sheath (20) defining an inner passage (16) for flowing a fluid transported by the pipe; a first intermediate polymer sheath, arranged outside the inner sheath (20), the first intermediate sheath (22) and the inner sheath (20) defining therebetween a first annular space (28); at least one layer of inner reinforcements (34, 35), arranged inside the first annular space (28); at least one outer layer arranged outside the first intermediate sheath (22). The flexible pipe comprises a second intermediate polymer sheath (26), inserted between the first intermediate sheath (22) and the outer layer, the first intermediate sheath (22) and the second intermediate sheath (26) defining therebetween an annular test space (30) for testing the integrity of the first intermediate sheath (22).


This flexible fluid transport pipe includes an inner polymer sheath defining a fluid circulation passage with a central axis; at least one armor layer positioned outside the inner sheath; an inner carcass, positioned in the inner sheath, the inner carcass comprising a first bent tape defining a helical interstice emerging toward the central axis. The pipe includes a helical insert with a T-shaped cross-section comprising a rod inserted in the helical interstice and two wings protruding on either side of the rod to inwardly close off the helical interstice. The helical insert is formed from a second bent tape.


Patent
Technip | Date: 2017-07-26

The invention, in general, refers to flexible pipelines used to explore and produce oil and gas and, more specifically, the invention relates to a calibration method for monitoring these flexible pipelines. According with an embodiment of the invention, the method is applied to a flexible pipeline comprising at least one traction armor layer wherein the traction armor layer consists of one or more layers comprising at leas one helicoidally-arranged metallic wire, wherein said flexible pipeline is mounted on a topside fitting which comprises an inspection window, and wherein the method comprises the steps of: fastening at least one sensor to at least one traction armor wire; inducing a temperature variation in said sensor and in said (at least one) wire; carrying out a reading of the strain variation undergone by the sensor due to the temperature variation; and identifying a potential failure.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SPIRE-05-2015 | Award Amount: 6.00M | Year: 2015

In ADREM, leading industries and university groups in process intensification, catalytic reactor engineering and process control team up to address the domain of resource- and energy-efficient valorisation of variable methane feedstocks to C2\ hydrocarbons. The development of new and intensified adaptable catalytic reactor systems for flexible and decentralized production at high process performance is in focus, able to operate with changing feedstock composition and deliver on-demand the required product distribution by switching selected operational/control parameters and/or changing modular catalyst cartridges. In the long term, we expect the reactors to operate energy- and emission-lean using green electricity as the direct, primary energy source. In order to converge to the optimal design, the project will utilize the unique integral, four-domain process intensification (PI) methodology, pioneered by the consortium. This is the only approach able to deliver a fully intensified equipment/process. The key feature is the systematic, simultaneous addressing of the four domains: spatial, thermodynamic, functional and temporal. ADREM will provide: highly innovative, economic and environmentally friendly processes and equipment for efficient transformation of methane into useful chemicals and liquid fuels, for which monetary savings of more than 10% are expected. process technologies applying flexible modular one-step process with high selectivity for valorisation of methane from various sources. modular (and containerized and mobile) reactors permitting flexible adaptation of the plant size to demand and also utilizing smaller or temporary sources of methane or other feeds. The project will employ emerging reactor technologies coupled to especially designed catalytic systems to address a variety of scenarios embodying methane valorisation. The concepts developed can be later readily extrapolated on other types of catalytic processes of similar sizes.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: SPIRE-04-2016 | Award Amount: 6.88M | Year: 2016

The objective of the project IMPROOF is to drastically improve the energy efficiency of steam cracking furnaces by at least 20%, in a cost effective way, while simultaneously reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses and NOx per ton ethylene produced by at least 25%. One important way to reduce the energy input in steam cracking furnaces is to reduce coke formation on the reactor wall. The use of either advanced coil materials, combined with 3D reactor designs, improved process control, and more uniform heat transfer will increase run lengths, reducing simultaneously CO2 emissions and the lifetime of the furnaces. Biogas and bio-oil will be used as alternative fuels because they are considered renewable, and hence, decrease net CO2 production. Application of high emissivity coatings on the external surface of the radiant coils will further substantially improve the energy consumption. Less firing is required to reach the same process temperatures in the radiant coils. This will reduce fuel gas consumption and CO2 emissions by 10 to 15%. IMPROOF will demonstrate the advantage of combining all these technological innovations with an anticipated increase of the time on stream with a factor 3. To select the correct technologies for sustainable implementation in complex plant-wide and industrial data-intensive process systems, all the technology will be implanted in real-plant conditions at TRL6 in DOW. The strongly industrial oriented consortium is composed of 7 industrial partners, including 2 SME completed by 2 RTO and 2 university. This partnership shows a clear and strong path to the industrial and economical world with the involvement of all actors of the furnaces business. The financial resources mobilized by the partners represent a total grant of 6 878 401,25 with a global effort of 538 person.month.

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