Oil & Gas

Stainless steel for oil & gas industry

For the exacting standards of today’s oil and gas industry, Outokumpu – the most sustainable supplier of stainless steel for the most sustainable solutions – offers the broadest range of stainless steels available. With long lifetime and low life-cycle costs, Outokumpu stainless steel products have been used for decades in many oil and gas applications.
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Advanced materials for harsh conditions

The scale of projects in the oil and gas industry is massive and the production chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Though oil is not corrosive in itself, production takes place in harsh and highly corrosive environments. Today stainless steels – especially duplex – tends to replace traditional carbon steel in many applications. The benefits – superior corrosion resistance, excellent mechanical properties and significant cost savings are compelling, both for topside construction and applications for production fluids.

Forta range - duplex and other high strength

Ultra range - for extremely corrosive environments

Benefits of using stainless steel in oil & gas

Applications 

  • Flowlines, umbilicals and manifolds
  • Heat exchangers
  • Burners and flarers
  • Structural components and storage tanks
  • Safety systems

Performance

  • Forta duplex stainless steels for low nickel content with high mechanical strength
  • Superior corrosion resistance
  • Increased heat transfer and longer service life for heat exchangers
  • Unmatched heat resistance for burners and flaring systems 
  • Reduced maintenance costs on offshore installations

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