MEPOS was founded in 1990 in Yekaterinburg city by a prestigious team of engineers, the authors of the technology of production of plastic pipes reinforced with steel gratings, with incredibly high characteristics. The development of this technology is caused by the need to reduce the cost of using expensive titanium tubes and stainless steel tubes when laying uranium. At the same time, there was a need to maintain high exploitation characteristics. The task the designers faced was more than ambitious, because the new product should have been:
- Strong enough to be used as a bore hole
- Resistant to aggressive environments
- Easy to install
- Significantly cheaper in the production of steel and titanium analogs
The result was the creation of a unique metalloplastic tube that has been used by the company of the USSR Middle Machinery Industry in 1977, in uranium mines in the Leninbad region of Uzbekistan, at a depth of 800 m.
In 1979, in the immediate vicinity of these uranium mines, an earthquake amplitude of more than 9 degrees Richter scale occurred. All wells, in which metalloplastics pipes were used, did not suffer serious damage and even retained the internal geometric shape.
Thanks to high exploitation characteristics, metalloplastics pipes are used in other areas of industry and housing – transport of oil, gas, alkaline fluids, acids, water and other liquids.
The company’s priority was always the quality of production. For this reason, MEPOS pipes can be used for decades, as documented by our partners.
Up to this point, Mepos has built several thousand kilometers of pipelines, and among the biggest clients are Gazprom, Lukoyl, Rosneft and TNK-BR.