Why the Most Corrosive Environments Need Super Duplex Tubes

As you will probably have gathered from hearing about the string of energy price increases announced this autumn, demand for energy is rising all the time.

What this is starting to mean that exploration for gas and oil is having to develop into increasingly challenging environments. Exploration and production is now taking place under conditions which are a lot more potentially corrosive than previously.

In turn, this is placing ever more difficult demands on the kind of material tubing which is needed for the process of extraction.

So it’s perhaps not surprising that duplex and super duplex steels are increasingly being used across the energy industry.

Duplex stainless steels come in different grades of corrosion performances, as determined by how much alloy is in their make-up. But super duplex was coined to refer to highly alloyed, high-performance duplex steel with a pitting and crevice and sulphide stress corrosion resistance.

This material is incredibly strong, with outstanding thermal conductivity, and limited thermal expansion. Despite is strength, it is nonetheless an easy material to work with and to weld, and has a high level of energy of absorption.

It’s also versatile enough to be able to be used in a number of settings, from heat exchangers to pipes and tubes to produce and handle oil and gas, in even the most hostile environments.

There’s now a huge variety of duplex and super duplex products on the market, depending on what you need. But as the energy market gets tougher this winter, you will need to be well-equipped. Learn more online.