An Inside Look at Stainless Steel Commercial Uses

Posted on October 18, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

 

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The oil and gas industry benefits from using stainless steel.

Stainless steel is an ideal material for a wide array of commercial businesses.  We see it used in the catering business, oil and gas, medical and construction.  It surpasses other materials when it comes to cost, durability, adaptability and weight.  It is selected due to its rust-resistant traits, customizable shapes and its hygienic qualities.  Let’s take a closer look at what industries use stainless steel and why it is the chosen material for them.

Automotive Industry

This type of metal can be fabricated into an extensive range of forms such as tubes, coils, sheets, plates and more.  These options vary depending on the purpose of the desired industry.  For instance, the automotive industry needs coils and tubes to exchange, transfer and hold liquids within a vehicle’s engine.  These instruments must also serve to protect and keep the liquids untainted when extreme heat or cold occurs.  This can be achieved by using this type of metal.  It varies in the width and shape ensuring it fulfills the needs of the car’s mechanics while remaining intact under harsh weather conditions.  Other materials fall short when the same requirements are applied.

Oil and Gas Business

Another industry where the contrast in form is vital to the success of the business is the oil and gas industry.  The oil and gas industry demands certain dimensions for its drilling vessels to safeguard proper operations.  The metal must hold up while being submerged in water and still perform effectively.  All of these factors are critical to preserving the health of those living on the vessel and the surrounding environment.  If a piece of equipment fails then it puts everything and everyone within range at risk; thus, the measurements must be precise and the material must be long-lasting.

To find out more about nickel alloys and stainless steel, call National Specialty Alloys today!

Stainless Steel Holds Up Under Extreme Conditions

Posted on August 7, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel is the preferred choice for North Sea oil rigs due to its durability and corrosion resistant properties.

Stainless steel has a multitude of uses from cookware to US naval ships making it a very versatile metal found in virtually every industry.  It is exceedingly durable and easy to work with rendering it a great solution for commercial and residential solutions.

One of the most sought-after traits of stainless steel is the corrosion resistant property.  When a material begins the corrosion process it becomes weak, contaminated and fails to hold its own under a wide array of environments.  But when stainless steel is selected the damaging effects and costs are eliminated from the process, even when placed under extreme weather conditions.  An example of one such environment is the North Sea.

In the North Sea there are necessary isolated oil rigs standing for expansive oil and gas fields owned by various companies and organizations.  These rigs must exist solo remaining intact under relentless weather conditions.  Additionally, numerous employees live on the rigs so the adaptability of the designated metal to create a safe, comfortable and reliable environment must occur.  Stainless steel is the perfect option to exist alongside such factors.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloy bars, call National Specialty Alloys today.  We are here to ensure you receive what you need and want for your next industrial or home project.

Why You Need a Stainless Steel Waste Oil Pump

Posted on January 17, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

Avoid leaving a trail of destruction by incorporating stainless steel waste oil pumps.

In the oil industry, it is common to use stainless steel waste oil pumps.  These pumps have multiple benefits to helping your business and your company’s reputation.  It helps keep waters clean, land uncontaminated and wildlife untouched. Let’s take a look at why you need a waste oil pump for your business.

Exploring for oil in a mass area is a complicated task.  It takes lots of manpower, knowledge, research, experience, time and money.  In vague terms, you dig into an area where you suspect there is rich oil.  It sounds simple enough but it becomes a problem when your work begins to contaminate the entire area.  These oil fields and your work could seep into the ground leaving hazardous waste along the way.  To avoid this from occurring you need a transfer pump to remove the waste safely and properly without polluting the environment.  A waste oil pump helps you achieve this goal.

These pumps also come in handy when separating layers of oil from natural water.  It handles a process where it separates the waste from the natural water in an effective, hassle-free manner.  This becomes vital in areas you are present.  You do not want the water to become a health hazard due to your work.  A waste oil pump is able to resolve this issue giving you and the community peace of mind.

To find out more call one of our specialists about our customized stainless steel and nickel alloy bars.

How to Choose a Stainless Steel Pump for Oil Recovery

Posted on December 30, 2011 by Reda Abouleish

Learn how to choose a quality stainless steel pump for oil recovery.

The BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico created a new demand in the oil business.  It sparked opportunity where the industry didn’t initially think would be a demanding necessity as it is today.  Oil and spillage recovery jobs are huge.  To implement their tasks effectively, the industry uses stainless steel equipment to ensure it is completed in a safe and efficient manner.  This translates to big money and time being spent on stainless steel pumps.  For this specific reason, it is vital to the oil and gas industry to identify the traits in a good quality pump.

What to Look for in a Stainless Steel Pump

Here are a few tips on how to choose the best pumps for your oil drilling, recovery and refinery needs.

Look for a pump that has a great capacity to manage mixtures of air, water and thick oily sludge.  It should also provide reverse operation, suction lift and vacuum at inlet and pulsation free pumping.  Think about the low shear pumping qualities too.  Does it homogenize or emulsify the liquid?  If so then the pump you selected is also effective at oil and water separations, which is key in oil recovery and cleanup management.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloy, call National Specialty Alloys today.

An Inside Look at Stainless Steel Tubes and Pipes

Posted on December 29, 2011 by Reda Abouleish
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Duplex stainless steel pipes are used in offshore processes in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Stainless steel seems to be a hot topic in the press lately.  The media has been highlighting how stainless steel is a wise decision when choosing to “go green” at the office and/or home.  So what are the different uses for stainless steel tubes?  How can you incorporate stainless steel into your next construction project?  Here we take an inside look at two types of stainless steel tubes and their uses.

Heat Exchanger Tubes

Heat exchanger tubes are used in a wide array of industries including chemical, nuclear and natural gas processing.  They are designed for heat transfer processes and mostly applied in heating, cooling, condensation and evaporation of liquids, gases and steam.  Heat exchanger tubes are always a cold finished product and they are known to be extremely resistant to aggressive mediums such as acid.

Duplex Stainless Steel Pipes

The Oil and Gas Industry understands the numerous benefits to using duplex stainless steel pipes.  For instance, it has superb resistance to an extensive variety of corrosive mediums found in both offshore and onshore locations.  The other benefit is its elevated strength holds up under high pressures confronted at great depths.  Think undersea extractions.

To find out more about how stainless steel pipes and tubes work in your industry, call one of our experts today.  One of our specialists is available to tell you about the benefits of using stainless steel and nickel alloy bars.

 

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