Structural Steel Fabrications for the Oil & Gas Industry
Structural steel fabricators need to be adept at making a variety of steel profiles, which is certainly true if they serve companies in the oil and gas industry. Steel parts and equipment that are often used by oil and gas companies include flowlines, heat exchangers, storage tanks, pressure wells, pipelines, platforms, staircases, and processing equipment—and skilled fabricators are required to make all of them.
Types of Steel Used to Make These Parts
There are many different types of steel materials, each ideal for certain applications. Here are some common examples of steel used for oil and gas equipment:
This steel offers complete protection against corrosion and is often used in fabricating flowlines, heat exchangers, sub-sea umbilicals, and other structural components.
Duplex Stainless Steel
With resistance to corrosion and cracking caused by stress, duplex stainless steel is typically used for storage containers and pressure wells.
As one of the strongest types of steel, forged steel is often used in heavy equipment found on oil platforms and offshore oil rigs.
Engineering steel is a high-quality material used in shafts and bearings, as well as industrial oil and gas machinery.
This strong material is highly resistant to deterioration and can be found in pipelines, platforms, and various equipment used by oil and gas companies.
How to Get Ahead of Your Competitors
If you’re a structural steel fabricator that manufacturers parts for the oil and gas industry, and you’re looking for a way to elevate your business in the eyes of your existing and potential customers, you’ll want to know about BeamCut, the industry’s most advanced CNC plasma cutting technology.
Improve & Speed Up Your Production
With a six-axis FANUC robotic arm, powerful X-Definition plasma from Hypertherm, and fully automated CNC technology, BeamCut can handle every shape or profile needed in the oil and gas industry. Indeed, this remarkable robotic plasma cutting system is designed to take your business to the next level.
High-Quality Fabrications Your Customers Are Sure to Recognize
BeamCut includes photo-laser profiling and linear-laser measuring, both of which come standard. With the help of these two features, you can expect perfectly precise cuts every time.
A Substantial Return on Investment
Thanks to its fully automated operation, BeamCut requires only one technician to operate, helping you save on labor costs. And because it handles every step of the fabrication in one pass, replacing your band saws, drill lines, punches, layout and marking stations, and coping and grinding stations, BeamCut can reduce your production time by as much as 80%. Think about the cost savings that BeamCut can provide for your shop, and it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most sought-after CNC plasma cutting systems on the market.
Learn More About BeamCut
There is always demand for fabricated parts in the oil and gas industry, which means you have a lot of competition out there. Get ahead of the pack and stay there by utilizing BeamCut’s powerful and precise fabrication capabilities. To learn more about this outstanding robotic plasma cutting technology, contact us today.