material properties of metal that extensively used in oil and gas facility

In general, the materials used in oil and gas facilities are classified into 3 basic groups: metals, ceramics, and polymers. This scheme is primarily based on the chemical makeup and atomic structure. However, metallic materials are the most widely used group.   Metal for example, carbon steel, Alloy (stainless steel etc), aluminum, copper, titanium, and nickel. Atoms in metals and alloys are arranged in a very regular and relatively dense manner. With regard to mechanical characteristics, these materials are relatively stiff and strong, but ductile (ie, capable of large deformations without fracture), and are resistant to fracture. Material properties of[…]

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what is the best material used in oil and gas facility

do we need the best material at any cost? In the oil and gas industry from upstream to downstream using various types of metal materials. This material is used for operating temperature – 40 oC to 1,000 oC. How do we choose the best materials for oil and gas facilities? Facility engineers are often confronted with conditions to choose the best type of material. In general, there are 3 main criteria that are often used. 1. best material for possible operating conditions. These operating conditions will largely determine the required material properties. For example, we will use pressure vessel on[…]

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