VICTREX PIPES™

Durable, Lightweight Tubing for Harsh Environments

About VICTREX Pipes

Enhance Performance with PEEK Pipes

From the ocean floor to outer space—long-term reliability of thermoplastic pipes in demanding operating conditions is the key to sustainable success. With all of the benefits of VICTREX® PEEK polymer in a pipe and tube format, VICTREX Pipes are a proven alternative to metal that can help enhance system performance.

Victrex properties lightweight
Lightweight pipes and tubes

Up to 60% weight reduction vs. metal tubes

Jet fuel cost savings up to $33/meter per year

VICTREX Pipes properties
Resistance to aggressive chemicals

Exceeds NORSOK M710 standard for sour ageing at 210°C (410°F)

Resistant to all common fluids used in aerospace including Skydrol®

VICTREX Pipes robust
Reliable, robust solutions

Proven impact resistance at -70°C (-94°F)

High fatigue and wear resistance in dynamic environments

VICTREX Pipes temperature resistance
Durability over broad temperature range

No break in crush test at -60°C (-76°F)

No loss in tensile strength after 5,000 hours ageing at 150°C (302°F)

VICTREX Pipes design freedom
Design freedom with smooth surface finish

Bend and form for complex system designs

Low frictional losses in service due to very smooth surface finish

VICTREX Pipes properties
Inherently pure high performance polymer

No use of stabilizers or performance enhancers

Compliant with stringent international food contact regulations

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PROVEN APPLICATIONS

Meeting Escalating Demands

Aerospace Applications

Explore a World of New Possibilities

VICTREX Pipes aerospace

Explore a World of New Possibilities

VICTREX Pipes have made their inroads into commercial aviation, having been specified for the cargo drainage system on the Airbus A350 XWB. The robust, lightweight tubes are a compelling metal replacement solution for low-pressure fluid handling systems, cable conduits and protective sheathing, enabling airframers to boost the efficiency of existing and new commercial aircraft.

BENEFITS FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY:

  • Up to 60% weight reduction vs. equivalent stainless steel tubing
  • Ability to bend and form allows for complex tube system design
  • Aerospace-approved polymer at major aircraft OEMs with a track record spanning 25 years
  • Non-corrosive and excellent resistance to aerospace fluids
  • Smooth interior surface allows for minimal fluid friction loss in service
  • Vibration dampening features
  • High ductility and robustness, tolerating a high degree of deformation without breaking


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Energy Applications

Enabling Technology for Harsher Environments

VICTREX Pipes energy

Enabling Technology for Harsher Environments

Global exploration and production companies can attest to the proven performance benefits of VICTREX PEEK polymers. These thermoplastics enhance the durability of components in hot, highly-corrosive environments to reduce downhole tool failures, improve the performance of risers and achieve cost reductions. VICTREX Pipes can be used as a protective liner in low-cost carbon steel in conditions that previously required expensive, corrosion-resistant alloys.

BENEFITS FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY:

  • Cost-effective compared to expensive, corrosion-resistant alloys
  • Lightweight and flexible to ease installation and spooling
  • High mechanical strength with high ductility over extreme temperature range
  • High resistance to oilfield chemicals for extended lifetime—exceeds requirements of NORSOK M710 for sour ageing at 210°C (410°F)
  • Resistant to stress corrosion cracking and pitting in harsh environments
  • Excellent Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) performance


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Processing

VICTREX Pipes

product range and processing

Experienced in Providing Reliable Solutions for Demanding Industries

VICTREX Pipes are extruded from VICTREX PEEK polymer and offer the properties of the high-performance thermoplastic in a tube format. Victrex is the only company in the world with a dedicated polyketone pipe manufacturing facility, which is fully integrated into Victrex's supply chain. To meet the highest quality standards and to give industries the confidence to specify the plastic tubing, the manufacturing asset is ISO 9001 and AS 9100 accredited.

Thin-wall VICTREX Pipes are made from unfilled VICTREX PEEK polymer with outside diameters ranging from 6 mm (0.24 in.) up to 206 mm (8.11 in.) and have a maximum wall thickness of 5 mm (0.2 in.) for the larger diameters. 

VICTREX Pipes are semi-finished shapes which are incorporated by our customers into their products. Our customers can provide complete tubing systems due to their forming, lining, sheathing and jointing technologies that they have developed. Please contact us for more information.

More detailed information can be found in the technical Datasheet

VICTREX Pipes can be bent, flared and formed using heat and conventional tube bending equipment. A variety of jointing technology has been tested, including bonding, fusion welding and mechanical connectors, such as crimped, swaged or clamped connectors. Please contact us for more information.

More detailed information can be found in the technical Datasheet

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