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Oil & Gas

The oil and gas industry demands high-performance, corrosion-resistant alloys (CRAs) for a variety of applications. Both field and production conditions require the use of nickel-aluminum bronze, Beryllium copper and other CRAs for critical components like down-hole tubing, Christmas tree and wellhead components, vessels, valves and heat exchangers, and other types of safety-sensitive equipment. CRAs are also needed in virtually every type of pipeline and piping infrastructure used in the oil extraction, transport and refinement sectors of the industry.

Products

  • Copper Beryllium
  • ToughMet Spinodal
  • Aluminum Nickel Bronze
  • Aluminum Silicon Bronze
  • Aluminum Bronze
  • Manganese Bronze
  • Copper Silicon
  • Copper Nickel
  • Copper Nickel Silicon
  • Phosphor Bronze
  • High-Tensile Brass
  • Brass
  • Naval Brass

It is vital to comprehensively consider the environmental factors that influence CRA materials performance to ensure you select the right product for the job. Examples include minimum and maximum temperature ranges, carbon dioxide partial pressure, hydrogen sulfide partial pressure, pH levels, sulfur concentrations and concentrations of chloride ions. These factors influence a wide range of performance characteristics, including rates of metal dissolution, stress corrosion cracking risks, prevention of repassivation, and overall stability.

Industry Applications

Blowout Preventer

Actuators

  • Slide Bearings
  • Valve Guides
  • Seals
  • Seals
  • Stem Nuts
  • Measure While Drilling (MWD) Components

    Drill Bits

  • Pulsars
  • Tri-cone Drill
  • Centralizers
  • Bit Bushings
  • Turbing Bearings
  • Shock Collars
  • Miscellaneous

  • Rotary Valves
  • R.O.V. Latches
  • Sucker Rods
  • Mud Motors

  • Mud Motor Pump Bearings
  • Copper and copper-nickel alloys, such as nickel-aluminum bronze and Beryllium copper, are among the industry’s preferred CRAs. However, it is necessary to adhere to existing guidelines and best practices in order to guarantee safety, performance and stability. While protocols and standards are in place, oil and gas companies should still perform their own careful evaluations when selecting CRAs to meet their operational needs.

    Farmers Copper is recognized as one of the oldest family-owned and operated metal service centers in the U.S., and our team specializes in providing high-performance CRAs that exceed industry standards and ensure your satisfaction. For assistance in selecting a metal or alloy for a particular application, or to request an estimate for nickel-aluminum bronze and Beryllium copper products, contact our team today.

    Contact one of our sales representatives today
    to inquire about a quote from Farmers Copper
    or call us today at (800) 231-9450