Construction of twin 540 km underground pipelines and a feeder pipeline network has created high demand for Tapex’s Fairwarning tape in Queensland.
The Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project is expanding natural gas production in the Surat Basin of Southern Queensland. Twin 540 km trunk pipelines are now under construction to link the gas fields to a new liquefaction plant on Curtis Island, near Gladstone, and there is an extensive pipeline feeder network on the gas fields.
According to Tapex, this massive pipeline project has resulted in a dramatic increase in demand for the company’s Fairwarning underground safety warning tape as it is the only underground safety warning tape certified by the Queensland Gas Company for use on the QCLNG Project.
Tapex has responded to this increased demand by commissioning a new production line at its Kingsgrove factory in Sydney. The new line has been operating since September 2013, doubling the company’s capacity to service the QCLNG Project.
Fairwarning was specially developed as a high visibility tangling product to protect pipelines from inadvertently being dug up.
Fairwarning is supplied to the QCLNG Project at the wider
300 mm to provide higher visibility, plus extra stretch if caught in digging claws and extra strength from the unique incorporation of the netting and polypropylene strapping tape. The tape is used on both gathering and trunkline pipe installations, supplied variously in yellow as a gas pipeline marker and green as a water pipeline marker.
Pipeline contractors that have used Fairwarning tape on the QCLNG Project include Murphy Pipe and Civil, GD Pipelines and Lucas Engineering & Construction.
For more information about Tapex visit www.tapex.com.au