Safe and reliable
According to the International Energie Agency (IEA), the transport and storage of CO2, as things look today, will play an important part in achieving the ambitious climate protection target of an 80-95% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in the industrialized nations by 2050.
HFI-welded steel pipes from Mannesmann Line Pipe are the ideal choice for the transport and storage of large quantities of CO2. The outstanding quality of our pipes ensures a high level of safety and reliability and thus offers optimum protection, both for the population and for the environment.
In a series of successful tests conducted together with a consortium of network operators, gas and energy suppliers, pipe manufacturers and research institutes, our Mannesmann CO2ready® steel pipes performed impressively across the board. We would be happy to submit you an offer tailored to your project.
Generation, storage and utilization of CO2
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a compound consisting of carbon and oxygen. The gas is released in large quantities, among other things, through the combustion of fossil fuels, such as crude oil, natural gas and coal. In other words, fuels that are used, for example, in industry to generate energy and for road transport. However, it is not CO2 per se that is harmful, but the share of the gas in the earth's atmosphere.
You can find further information on this here: Kohlendioxid: Wie entsteht CO2 und was bewirkt das Klimagas? (meravando.de) or Wie entsteht CO2? Verständlich erklärt (focus.de).
Very large quantities of CO2 are currently released, particularly in such industrial processes as the production of cement involving the combustion of fossil fuels. However, suitable capture processes can largely prevent this. These include, for example, the long-term storage of the gas (CCS = Carbon Capture and Storage) and its reuse (CCU = Carbon Capture and Utilization).
You can find further information on this in our datasheet on this page.
Mannesmann CO2ready® pipes under scrutiny
Very rarely is it possible to store or reuse CO2 where it is produced. For transporting what are sometimes large quantities in an economically viable way, pipelines are the right choice. Our Mannesmann CO2ready® steel pipes are a safe and reliable product from one of the world's leading specialists in the manufacture of longitudinally HFI-welded steel pipes. We were able to demonstrate this in the SARCO2 project (Requirements for safe and reliable CO2 transportation pipeline) sponsored by the European Commission – Research Fund for Coal and Steel. In this project, Mannesmann Line Pipe GmbH teamed up with the renowned research institutes Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH (Germany) and Centro Sviluppo Materiali S.p.A. (Italy, now RINA S.p.A.) to successfully test longitudinally HFI-welded steel pipes.
Corrosion tests investigated how impurities in the gas (e.g. hydrogen sulfide (H2S), hydrogen (H2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen (N2)) and the parameters during transport of CO2 mixtures affected the general and local corrosion behavior. Our pipes performed impressively across the board, provided that there was no excess water in the gas due to improper operating conditions.
Mechanical/technological investigations and full-scale burst tests on a 220 m long test pipeline also demonstrated that, despite CO2's "supercritical" state during cost-effective pipeline transport (two-phase mixture: liquid and gas), the pipes exhibit outstanding toughness and crack arrest behavior. Here, too, our pipes proved to be absolutely dependable.
Mannesmann CO2ready® pipes from Mannesmann Line Pipe are ideal for the transport and storage of large quantities of CO2. This makes our pipes FIT FOR THE FUTURE.