Fine Tubes

Precision Stainless Steel, Nickel Alloy and Titanium Tubing

Plymbridge Road, Plymouth, PL6 7LG, United Kingdom



Fine Tubes is a specialist manufacturer of precision metal tubing in high performance stainless steel, nickel and titanium alloys.

We have the unique capability to manufacture tubes in seamless, welded, or welded and redrawn (Weldrawn®) finish, in straight lengths or coils, used in the most demanding oil and gas applications.

Our tubing size range includes:

  • Up to 50mm (2in) outside diameter
  • Straight lengths up to 65ft (20m) and coils up to 33,000ft (10,000m) long orbital joints

Our corrosion-resistant tubing solutions offer extended product life and reduced maintenance costs in the harshest offshore environments.

Critical applications include:

  • Downhole, hydraulic and chemical injection control lines
  • Instrumentation
  • Control lines in subsea umbilicals
  • Downhole gauge cables
  • Pressure housings

Stainless-steel tubes

Fine Tubes manufactures a range of high-performance stainless steel tubes that offer an excellent combination of corrosion resistance and metallurgical stability including NORSOK-approved 6 Moly and Super Duplex S32750.

Stainless-steels: 316, 316L, 316Ti, 317L, 321, 6Mo, 17-4PH, 15-5PH, 904L, Nitronic 50TM, Duplex (S31803), Super Duplex (S32750)

Nickel alloy tubes

Our Nickel alloy tubes offer high-corrosion resistance in both aqueous and high-temperature applications.

Nickel alloys: 59, 400, 625, 718, 800, 825, C22, C276, MP35N

Titanium tubes

Our titanium tubing solutions offer high strength, exceptional corrosion resistance and toughness.

Titanium: Ti CP (Grade 1 and Grade 2), Ti 3AL-2.5V (Grade 9), Ti 6AL-4V (Grade 5)

Instrumentation tubing

Fine Tubes manufactures high performance control and instrumentation tubing in stainless-steel, duplex and super duplex stainless-steel, titanium and nickel alloys.

Instrumentation tubing is used in onshore control panels, topside processing facilities and subsea manifolds and templates up to 2,000m under the sea.

Control lines

Fine Tubes offers coiled tubing for control lines in stainless steel and nickel alloys used in the most aggressive subsea and downhole conditions applications, including:

  • Downhole hydraulic control lines
  • Downhole chemical control lines
  • Subsea umbilical control lines for hydraulic power and chemical injection
  • Smooth bore control lines used in fibre-optic applications

Fine Tubes manufactures control line tubing as seamless, welded and redrawn products in standard grades of stainless-steel alloy 316L and nickel alloys 825 and 625. Specialist grades of stainless-steel in duplex and super duplex and nickel alloy are available on request.

High-pressure tubing

High-pressure tubing manufactured by Fine Tubes is used to help extract oil and gas in some of the most hostile downhole conditions including deepwater and sour oil well projects.

Operating conditions can require Fine Tubes products to be rated up to 60,000psi operating pressure and with a tensile strength up to 220ksi.

Umbilicals

Fine Tubes produces high-integrity, high-quality umbilical control line tubing, which is used in the most demanding subsea conditions.

Our control line umbilicals are available in a range of alloys including stainless steel, as well as austenitic, duplex and super duplex stainless steel grades.

Coiled tubing

Fine Tubes supplies coiled tubing for control lines in seam welded / redrawn and seamless conditions. Lengths up to 10,000m (33,000ft) are produced and include orbital joints for various subsea applications.

Coiled tubing is also used in onshore or topside hydraulic and instrumentation systems where the longer coils result in fewer connections and can increase the integrity of the overall system.

Global presence

Offering more than 70 years of engineering experience, Fine Tubes has a fully integrated production plant for the manufacture, research and development of precision tubes.

Further sales offices are based in Germany, India, Taiwan, Singapore and the US, and we export to over 35 countries worldwide.

Fine Tubes co-operates with a network of agents covering the Middle East who represent our high performance tubing range for seamless, welded, welded and redrawn (Weldrawn®) in stainless-steel, titanium and nickel alloys.

Fine Tubes and US-based sister company, Superior Tube, are collectively a unit of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, a division of AMETEK Inc, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

Fine Tubes Control Line Tubing

Fine Tubes offers coiled control line in stainless-steel and nickel alloys and manufacture seam welded and redrawn, seam welded and floating plug redrawn and seamless tube products. The standard grades are 316L, alloy 825 and alloy 625. Other grades of stainless steel in duplex and superduplex and nickel alloy are available on request. Tubing can be supplied in the annealed or cold worked condition.

High-Performance Titanium Tubing for Critical Industrial Applications

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products director of tube products and international sales and marketing Brian Mercer recently presented a paper entitled ‘Industrial Applications for Titanium Tubing’ at this year’s Titanium Europe Conference, which was held in May in Seville, Spain.

Fine Tubes Secures Fourth Nadcap Accreditation Award

UK-based precision tubing provider Fine Tubes is pleased to announce it has been awarded Nadcap accreditation for Chemical Processing, representing the company's fourth award under the assessment system.

Fine Tubes and Superior Tube See Growing Demand from the Global Nuclear Industry

Fine Tubes and Superior Tube see a growing interest in their specialist tubing products from the nuclear industry around the world. The industry, which, since the Fukushima nuclear reactor incident, has experienced several difficult years with a number of projects being put on hold or some even cancelled, is currently seeing activity starting to increase again.

Fine Tubes Appoints New Procurement Specialist

Fine Tubes, a leading manufacturer of precision metal tubing for a wide range of critical applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Clark as procurement specialist.

NORSOK Super Duplex Approval Opens Global Supply Chain for Fine Tubes

Fine Tubes, a leader in the manufacture of precision tubing for critical applications across a range of global markets, is delighted to announce that it has received NORSOK approval to supply the oil and gas industry with UNS S32750 seamless straight length tubing in the wall thickness range between 1mm and 3.98mm.

Growing Demand for High-Pressure Tubing

Fine Tubes is delighted to report growing demand for the high-pressure tubing products we manufacture for some of the most demanding applications, including oil and gas extraction projects and the latest aerospace programmes.

Fine Tubes Appoints New Procurement Specialist

Fine Tubes, a world-leading manufacturer and global distributor of precision tubes for critical applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Leanne Matthews as procurement specialist.

Fine Tubes to Supply Advanced Tubing for Total’s Egina Project

World-leading manufacturer and distributor of precision tubes for critical applications Fine Tubes is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a major order by FMC Technologies for the supply of advanced tubing for Total's offshore Egina project.

Fine Tubes Appoints New Agent for Middle East

World-leading manufacturer and distributor of precision tubes for critical applications Fine Tubes is delighted to announce that it has appointed Bait Al-Aseel to act as its agent in Kuwait.

Fine Tubes Announces New Nadcap Accreditation for Welding

Fine Tubes is proud to announce its latest accreditation from Nadcap for superior standards in metal tube manufacture. This accreditation entitles the company to appear on the qualified manufacturers list, defining it as dedicated to quality assurance.

Specialist Alloy Tubing Tackle Corrosion in Topside and Subsea Applications

With oil and gas extraction moving into harsher and deeper environments the demand for high pressure and highly corrosion-resistant tubing is rising. Fine Tubes' expertise in manufacturing specialist corrosion resistant alloys with those properties needed for control and instrumentation tubing provides cost effective and long term solutions.

Fine Tubes Ltd

Plymbridge Road

Plymouth

PL6 7LG

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1752 876416 +44 (0) 1752 733 301 www.finetubes.com Oil and Gas Brochure Oil and Gas Project list
Sales Office India

AMETEK Instruments India Pvt Ltd

601, Raaj Chambers

Old Nagardas Road, Andheri (East)

Mumbai 400 069

India

+91 (0) 22 6196 8200 +91 (0) 22 2836 3613
Sales Office Central Europe

AMETEK GmbH

Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 16

Meerbusch

40670

Germany

+49 (0) 7345 235 9505 +49 (0) 173 3661337
Sales Office Western US

Fine Tubes Ltd.

11631 NE 73rd Street

Kirkland

WA 98033-8107

United States of America

+1 425 985 1398
Sales Office Eastern US

Superior Tube

3900 Germantown Pike

Collegeville

PA 19426-3112

United States of America

+1 610 489 5260 +1 610 489 5252
Sales Office Asia

AMETEK

10F-5, No. 120

Sec. 2, GongDaoWu Road

Hsinchu City

30072

Taiwan

+886 970 229 763 +886 (02) 3234 7803
Sales Office Singapore

AMETEK

10F-5, No. 120

Sec. 2, GongDaoWu Road

Hsinchu City

30072

Taiwan

+886 970 229 763