There are a number of non viable assumptions for the use of these types of plastics, sometimes by inadequate realisation (design – delivery – construction), but often also by a lack of knowledge on the different phases of use. Inspection options are not as widespread as we know from the ‘steel world’. It is therefore understandable that this type of pipeline material is not considered as a first choice.
Nevertheless, it is always good to assess several alternatives with a substantiated methodology. Especially when the possibilities, limitations and risks of the application of FRP pipes are always assessed correctly.