Steel Pipe for Oil & Gas
What are the Features of Steel Pipe in Oil &Gas?
Steel pipes are strong, rigid and have a low coefficient of thermal expansion. In addition, steel pipes have good corrosion and oxidation resistance. These properties enable steel pipes to work at high temperatures and high pressures.
Steel pipes are used everywhere in the oil and gas industry. From exploration, production, transport and refining processes, steel pipes play an important role. So how are these steel pipes produced, what properties do they have and in which scenarios are they used? Let’s explore.
There are three main methods of producing steel tubes: the seamless method, the welding method and the moulding method. Seamless steel tubes are usually produced through automatic tube mills. In the production process, solid tubes are inspected and cleaned of surface defects, cut to the required length, and then fed into a heating furnace for heating and piercing on a piercing machine. To obtain seamless tubes with smaller diameters and better quality, it is necessary to use cold rolling, cold drawing or a combination of both methods. There is also the extrusion method, which produces tubes with smaller diameters.
The properties of steel pipes have led to their widespread use in the oil and gas industry. Steel pipes are strong, rigid and have a low coefficient of thermal expansion. In addition, steel pipes have good corrosion and oxidation resistance. These properties enable steel pipes to work at high temperatures and high pressures. MTSCO can provide all kinds of seamless and welded pipes made of stainless steel, duplex steel, nickel alloy and cobalt alloy.
In the oil and gas industry, steel pipes are used in a wide range of application scenarios. In upstream operations, seamless steel pipes are used as oil pipes. In midstream, steel pipes are used to transport various fluids such as oil, gas, steam, acid and slurry. In the downstream, steel pipes are used as process pipelines for refining oil and gas. In addition, steel pipes are used in a wide range of scenarios such as drilling, production, transport, gathering and distribution, refining and processing, injection and production enhancement, and offshore applications.
Thus, steel pipes play an important role in the exploration, production, transport and refining processes. Choosing steel tubing is undoubtedly a smart choice for improving system performance and reliability in the oil and gas industry.