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Seamless Steel Pipe

Seamless Steel Pipe (SMLS)

Specification:

Standard: API 5L, API 5CT, ASTM A106/A53, ASTM A519, JIS G 3441, JIS G3444, JIS G3445 DIN 2391, EN10305, EN10210, ASME SA106, SA192, SA210, SA213, SA335, DIN17175, ASTM A179… Certificate: API 5L PSL1 / PSL2, API 5CT, ISO 9001-2008 Out Diameter: 1/8 – 36inch (10.3-914.4mm) Wall Thickness: 1.73-40mm Length: Random Length, Fixed Length, SRL, DRL Steel Grade: API 5L :API 5L: GR B, X42, X46, X56, X60, X65, X70 ASTM A53/A106: GR A, GR B, GR CASME SA106: GR.A, GR.B, GR.CASME SA192: SA192ASME SA209M: T1, T1a ASTM A335:P1, P2, P5, P9, P11, P22, P23 ASTM A333:Gr.1, Gr.3, Gr.4, Gr.6, Gr.7, Gr.8, Gr.9, Gr.10, Gr.11 Mill Test Certificate: EN 10204/3.1B

Production of seamless pipe:

Steel and billets Capacities for the production of steel and billets exist at the Volzhsky Pipe Plant, Seversky Tube Works, TAGMET, TMK-RESITA, and TMK IPSCO (Koppel Plant in Pennsylvania). The most important areas of modernization in this area were: abandonment of obsolete technology using the open-hearth furnace, installation of electric arc furnaces (EAF), and the transition to continuous casting technologies. In 2011, the main focus of investment in this segment was the ongoing construction of an electric arc furnace at TAGMET. Its commissioning is planned for 2013, after which the Company will be able to completely abandon open-hearth production. With the implementation of this project TMK will complete the investment program with regard to its steelmaking capacities.

Production capacities to manufacture seamless pipe from round billets

The main purpose of investing in seamless production is a complete modernization of production equipment, abandonment of obsolete technology (pilger mills), installation of modern continuous pipe-rolling mills, such as the PQF by Germany’s SMS Meer and FQM by Italy’s Danieli. Equipment to produce seamless pipe has been installed at the Volzhsky Pipe Plant, Seversky Tube Works, TAGMET, Sinarsky Pipe Plant, TMK-ARTROM and TMK IPSCO. The main investment target concerning equipment to manufacture seamless pipe is the replacement of the pilger mill at the Seversky Tube Works with a modern continuous FQM pipe-rolling complex,  which will significantly improve the quality of pipe manufactured as well as expand the product range. This project is planned for completion in 2014-2015.

Finishing operations

Finishing equipment is present at all plants TMK that have seamless pipe manufacturing capacities. This equipment includes lines for heat treatment, threading, upsetting, and the application of protective coating. In 2011, the Sinarsky Pipe Plant launched a program to upgrade equipment with the goal of improving the quality of OCTG produced. This program includes the introduction of new lines and the modernization of existing lines for nondestructive testing (NDT), threading machines, a modern hydraulic press for hydraulic testing of pipe and new equipment to handle couplings. Project completion is scheduled for 2013. At the Orsky Machine-Building Plant a shop to produce casing with premium connections was commissioned. Its design capacity is up to 24 thousand tonnes of pipe per year. In 2012, it is planned that production of ULTRA Premium Connections will be mastered at this site and that it will be equipped with a hydraulic press for testing. In 2012-2013, a new stamping line and billet annealing line are also due to begin operating, which will increase the volume and improve the quality of drill tool joints manufactured at the Orsky Machine-Building Plant, reducing the cost of production. In March 2011, TMK IPSCO’s plant in Brookfield, Ohio commissioned a second line to thread ULTRA Premium Connections. This equipment not only doubled the plant’s production capacity, but it also allowed for the product range to be expanded, which includes the possibility of threading the new ULTRA-QX ™ Premium Connections that are of particular value in drilling deep wells under high pressures. In 2011, at one of the company’s Romanian facilities, TMK-ARTROM, launched a program to increase the share of high value added product sales was launched, which involves increasing the production of industrial pipe made of alloy steel that is subject to quench and temper operations, as well as cold-deformed pipe. Under this project construction work began on a new shop for pipe finishing and nondestructive testing.
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