Published: 21 April, 2016
To meet a growing need for coiled tubing in very long lengths, SANDVIK has announced its high-precision tubing unit in Germany has developed a breakthrough method enabling the production of stainless tubing in lengths exceeding 1,000 meters from a single 125 kg hollow – with zero welds.
The company says the new production technique – a combination of sophisticated pilgering, precision drawing and proprietary processes – is expected to be highly beneficial for the oil and gas and other industries.
“No matter how skilled you are at welding, there is always a risk of cracking or corrosion,” says Christofer Hedvall, MD of the unit. “With our new production method, we take risk completely out of the equation.” Production is expected to be up and running at the facility by June with the first order supplied on October 10, 2016.
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