Development of Plantain Fibres for Application in Design of Oil and Gas Product Systems
Posted: 3 Aug 2017
Date Written: August 2, 2017
The reviews of quality characteristics of materials of design, models for design of pipes and pressure vessels and models for selection of materials based on desirability factor show that the mechanical and physical properties of material of construction such as density, yield strength, modulus of elasticity and Poisson’s ratio are relevant in oil and gas facilities design and production. This work focuses on the development of plantain fibre reinforced High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) for the production of oil and gas facilities of moderate pressures. Matured plantain stems were gathered, retted, extracted, dried, treated, and modified. The tensile properties of untreated and treated fibres as well as their densities were determined. The fibres developed in this work exhibited very good mechanical properties in terms of tensile strength and density.
Keywords: Development, Plantain Fibres, Design, Oil and Gas
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