The oil and gas industry has one of the most aggressive environments. Equipment is subject to huge stress and corrosion on the materials during the processes of drilling, production, processing, storage or transportation. The Titomic Kinetic Fusion® process can manufacture titanium seamless pipes and pressure vessels cost effectively compared to traditional fabrication methods, creating titanium alloy load-bearing structures at commercial production speeds without any constraints to shape or size.
Titanium is one of the most useful metals used in the oil and gas industry. It is usually added to steel alloys in down-hole tubing (the steel alloy lining around a well bore) to enhance strength, density and corrosion resistance. Another use of titanium is in compressor parts, where titanium’s strength lends durability and lifespan of parts even at low temperatures. Titanium’s resistance to seawater, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide corrosion is perfectly suited for heat exchanger tubing in liquefied natural gas plants and in the linings of the high-pressure vessels in LNG tankers. Other applications include drilling and producing risers, casing tubes, pumps, liquid separators and flexible braces for platform fastening.
Titomic machines can be provided as portable units for maintenance and equipment repair in both remote and harsh environments.