09 Oct 2018
Today it is still a reality that, despite the continuous developments in the technology of tangential extrusion on mandrels, some clients, engineers and contractors tend to prefer axially (conventional) extruded, solid wall PE pipes for the marine projects. They are probably not aware, that Krah can present many global successful projects where Krah Marine Pipes (KMP) have been used.
KMP - Outfall pipeline DN/ID 3400 mm
We carried out marine projects for desalination plants, power plants, sewage treatment plants and other intake/outlet pipelines. Here we used Krah Marine Pipes with a structured wall and with a solid (pressure) wall.
Obviously, nothing speaks against solid wall conventional axially extruded pipes, which have been familiar for many years – as they were the state of art for many years. “Familiarity” means that, in general, no big effort is needed for the design and installation of this well-known “stuff”.
But unfortunately still until today, we,“Krah Pipe Producers, worldwide” need to convince engineers that our pipes are suitable for this application. Especially on the cost point of view we are a very attractive solution – not only for the pipe, but for the complete project including ballasting and sinking. So, we must improve our marketing and technical documentation to move from a niche market-player to a main player.