Types of Steel Used in the Oil & Gas Industry
Structural steel fabricators are in high demand in the oil and gas industry. From equipment and tools to platforms and staircases, there are numerous steel components that are needed for oil and gas exploration and processing. Steel fabricators who wish to make a name for themselves in the industry need to know how to fabricate these parts and be familiar with different types of steel that are used in making them.
Stainless steel offers superior protection against corrosion and is therefore used in a broad spectrum of equipment, including flowlines and umbilicals.
Duplex Stainless Steel
In addition to protecting against corrosion, duplex stainless steel resists cracking from stress. This makes it ideal for storage tanks, pressure wells, and other vessels for storing petrochemicals.
An extra strong material, engineering steel is often found in tools, shafts, bearings, and in heavy machinery.
When heaviness is required in a steel material, forged steel is often used. Forged steel can be found in valves and fittings, industrial hardware, and heavy oil and gas equipment.
Carbon steel is the most widely used in the oil and gas industry thanks to its high resistance to wear and tear. This type of steel is fabricated for use in flowlines, pipelines, and platform components.
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