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What is a sustainable pipeline?

A sustainable pipeline is not just an asset which relies on using sustainable pipe materials alone.

A sustainable pipeline is an asset where design, installation method and material selection have been optimized to provide asset owner an asset that is:

  • Structurally stable under  service conditions
  • Resilient to extremes in service conditions
  • Design and installation material efficient
  • 100 years service life
  • Hydraulic capacity for the service life
  • 100% recyclable at the end of life
  • Is actually recycled
  • Easily recycled
  • Easy to maintain
  • Easy to repair

Resource Smart Design

Discusses options for a sustainable approach to use of imported materials in the installed design of pipe.