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KPIOS shows off engineering prowess in Kuwait

The company’s pipe products are used for submarine, oil production, high pressure gas, water and sewage, slurry, piles and construction, gas storage, and media and jacket services. It serves customers throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa


Kuwait Pipe Industries & Oil Services Co (KPIOS) is an oil and gas company that designs, manufactures and markets pipes, and process equipment and skids.

The company offers fabrication and welding, external blasting and painting, internal blasting and painting, repair and refurbishment, and pipe services. Its pipe services include lining and coating, thermal insulation, pipe rehabilitation, and automatic welding of pipelines.

KPIOS’ pipe products are used for submarine, oil production, high pressure gas, water and sewage, slurry, piles and construction, gas storage, and media and jacket services. The company serves customers throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. KPIOS is headquartered in Kuwait City, Al Asimah and Kuwait.

KPIOS has been manufacturing steel tubes and pipes for the domestic and world market since 1967. All production of submerged Arc Welded pipes are realised in compliance with major standards (i.e., API 5L, ASTM, AWWA, BSS etc.), which concludes its experience and technical expertise in steel line production with the quality recognised worldwide.

The company has always won its business by being competitive through its engineering professionalism and above all by striving for a close understanding of its client’s needs with a product manufactured to the highest quality.

The company is a spiral welded steel pipe manufacturer from 6" to 80" as per API 5L specifications to a maximum wall thickness of 1" and up to grade X-70. It also can produce pipes up to 120" diameter to a maximum wall thickness of 1". In addition to the pipe manufacturing, the company carries out corrosion protection coating on pipe surface, using PE and epoxy.

The company’s overall production capacity is 240,000 tonnes annually.

Its steel pipeline is suitable for wet sour services and non-sour services are being used worldwide successfully for the last three decades.


COATING & LINING

Pipe coating is of fundamental importance in the protection of pipes against corrosion environments and the pipes’ life depends directly on its coating. KPIOS is fully equipped to apply different types of coatings and linings in accordance with the major international standards in order to meet the requirements of its customers.

Polyethylene Coating: (PE) coating is extremely efficient against corrosion and aggressive environments and chemical material. PE coating is applied in accordance with DIN 30670 and customer requirement using three-layer polyethylene extruded coating system.

Epoxy Coating and Lining: Epoxy is very resistant to corrosion when used with fluids at normal temperatures. Epoxy resin is applied after the internal surface treatment is completed in accordance with the requirements of Swedish Standard SIS-Sa 21/2. The company uses high abrasion resistance epoxy and tixotrophic epoxy and no solvents to ensure conveyance of portable water in conformance with sanitary norms and AWWAC-210 and polymidecured coal tar epoxy for crude oil, sea water and fuel oil etc.




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