Composite can serve as an alternative to the traditional pipeline repair practices such as pipeline replacement or installation of full-encirclement steel split sleeves.

Compared to these traditional practices, composite repairs are generally less expensive, less time consuming, and less labor intensive. In comparison with pipeline replacement, composite repair has additional advantages of avoiding pipeline operation interruptions and eliminating methane emissions associated with the venting of the damaged pipeline. Using composite as an alternative to pipeline replacement often saves enough oil and gas to pay back repair costs immediately.