Superduplex stainless steel added to product range

Paul Boughton

In oil and gas production, the materials handling and production technology constantly comes into contact with aggressive fluids: an acidic PH value and varying gas pressure stress connecting components and filters. In hot salt water, aggressive chlorides attack the material. To provide the offshore upstream industry with a permanent, process-safe, environmentally friendly and economical material solution, Ugitech has expanded its product portfolio to include the UGI 4410 superduplex stainless steel.

Superduplex is comparatively competitively priced and meets the requirements for corrosion resistance and good pressure resistance. This Ugitech special steel also meets the NORSOK standards of the Norwegian mineral oil industry - the recognised seal of approval for the highest quality materials. 

In introducing UGI 4410 superduplex stainless steel, Ugitech adds to its product portfolio and strengthens its position as a leading provider of superduplex stainless steel long products for the oil and gas industry as well as for petrochemical applications. This new material is the certified solution for meeting the rise in demand for greater corrosion resistance that conventional austenitic and martensitic steel grades cannot provide. The deep sea has an increasingly hydrogen sulfide and acidic hydrocarbon content that directly attacks the steel used in this environment. The material is also subjected to high pressure loads. Consequently, all components in pipelines, flanges, valves and filter systems must be very high quality to ensure their safe long-term use and to prevent environmental pollution.

“UGI 4410 steel is an excellent compromise between good mechanical properties and corrosion resistance,” emphasises Marc Marticou from Ugitech. “The nickel content of this superduplex stainless steel is low compared to the one of superaustenitic stainless steel. This is what makes this superduplex steel comparatively competitive.” As a producer of special steel, Ugitech has longstanding competence in the production of highly precise profile wire for filter systems for the oil and gas industry as well as petrochemical applications.

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