Assure Natural Gas and Oil Pipeline Reliability by Cost-Effective, High-Performance Thermoplastic Liners

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$98,802.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DE-FG02-02ER83433
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
70839S02-I
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Frontier Performance Polymers Corporation
26 Robert Street, Parsippany, NJ, 07054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Jerry Chung
 (973) 331-0923
 jschung@optonline.net
Business Contact
 Jerry Chung
Title: 70839
Phone: (973) 331-0923
Email: jschung@optonline.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
70839 Leaks in natural gas and oil pipelines are among the most severe problems faced by the energy industry and among the most difficult to fix. Additionally, the environmental effects of the continued deterioration of pipelines can be quite drastic and costly. To protect the environmental and public safety, the leaks have to be repaired as soon as possible. This project will develop a series of cost-effective, high-performance thermoplastic liners that can be used to improve natural gas and oil pipeline reliability and integrity; lower installation, operating, and maintenance costs; and enhance environmental and public safety. In Phase I, various low cost engineering thermoplastics will be modified into high performance liner materials. The materials will be targeted to meet the demands for particular pipeline applications such as liner collapse resistance, hydrocarbon gas and fluid permeation rates, pressure and temperature ratings, liner flexibility, and environmental stress-cracking resistance. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Existing liner materials on the market are either too expensive or ineffective to meet the energy industry¿s growing demands for cost-effective leak repair alternatives. The thermoplastic liner materials should cut costs without sacrificing performance. The total demand for these low-cost but high performance thermoplastic liners should exceed 800 million pounds or 2 billion dollars in the next decade.

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