Steel pipes often lack the corrosion and chemical resistance that hydrocarbon pipelines and other industrial applications require. It’s also expensive, time-consuming, and asset-intensive to install and maintain.

Strong as steel but with greater durability, Baker Hughes composite pipe is your best steel pipe alternative in industrial applications that face the threat of corrosion, permeation, and paraffin build-up.

With its low abrasion and no need for pressure de-rating, our composite pipe is the preferred choice when you need system design flexibility but can’t compromise on quality or production. Reliable at pressures up to 3,000 psi and temperatures as high as 180°F (82.2°C), our pipe is your best option in higher-flow oil, gas, and water transport applications.


PythonPipe- Spoolable Composite Pipe

While many onshore pipe customers are turning to flexible pipe for their fluid transport needs, they remain frustrated by the limited available options, lack of API-qualified products, and inadequate resistance performance.

The Baker Hughes PythonPipe™ portfolio of API 15S-qualified and Baker Hughes Certified (Non-API), flexible, and non-metallic re-enforced thermoplastic pipe (RTP) offers a solution.


PythonPipe elements explained in graphic.

With its advanced co-extruded liner technology, the pipe delivers enhanced durability and reduced permeability for your most challenging and corrosive environments.

Compared to steel pipe, PythonPipe composite pipe installs in up to 60% less time and is one-fifth the cost. It also improves the efficiency and sustainability of your operations by providing:

  • Up to a 75% reduction in carbon emissions throughout its operating life
  • 80% lower maintenance costs
  • A 60% reduction in field crew requirements

Select from a wide array of sizes and materials to fit your application needs. PythonPipe provides optimal weight-to-pressure resistance for applications up to 1,500 psi and is particularly suited for sour service applications.

For high-pressure applications up to 3,000 psi, our Steel Wire PythonPipe delivers long-lasting pressure resistance and minimal maintenance requirements.

All PythonPipe solutions are backed by our extensive installation experience of more than 10,000 km of flexible pipe, dedicated customer support, and advanced in-house testing capabilities.


Learn more about PythonPipe spoolable composite pipe.


Thermoflex Composite Pipe

Unlike conventional composite pipes, Thermoflex composite pipe offers a variety of unique reinforcement and permeation liner options that can be custom-tailored to your needs. Whether you need a dependable product for a highly corrosive or high-pressure environment or you’re looking for a cost-effective option, our versatile pipe is effective across a wide range of applications.


Graphic of the composite pipe elements.


The pipe’s lightweight, spoolable design allows it to be shipped on reels and deployed quickly with minimal manpower. Easy, low-cost installation combined with ultralow permeation, corrosion resistance, and elimination of paraffin buildup translate to greater lifecycle health of the pipe system and an overall lower total cost of ownership.

Contact your Baker Hughes representative today to learn how our composite pipe systems can give you reliable, flexible, and long-lasting fluid transport solutions.

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