Ocean IndustrySeptember 25, 2016
Chemical equipmentSeptember 25, 2016
For decades, USTi’s facilities have been supplying pipes, flanges, and other specialty products to oil platforms in the North Sea and beyond, earning its reputation as the leader in the offshore titanium market. Titanium alloys provide a viable alternative due to their high yield strength exceeding 110 ksi (760 MPa) and other inherent qualities, including corrosion and cracking resistance. They also have a significantly lower density than conventional steel or nickel alloy tubular, reducing tubular weight by 40 to 50%. The low weight of titanium pipes put an ease on the installation process. For instance, one person can handle a 6m length of 15cm diameter schedule 10s pipe without assistance. Post installation surface treatments, shot blasting, and titanium paint are not required.