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AMETEK Specialty Metal Products

High-Pressure Metal Tubes, Precision Strip and Hardfacing Powder Coatings

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products offers 80 years of expertise in developing corrosion-resistant metal materials for the offshore industry.

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products is a specialist manufacturer of high-performance metal tube, strip and powder products for hostile and corrosive oil and gas applications.

Our high-quality metal products deliver outstanding wear, pressure and corrosion resistance for extended product life, reduced downtime and maintenance costs in extreme environments.

 

Products include:

  • High-Pressure Stainless Steel, Super Duplex and Nickel Alloy Tubes
  • High Lubricity and Hardness Engineered Shaped Components
  • Hardenable and Conductive Metal Strip
  • Hardfacing Powder Coatings
  • Corrosion Resistant Clad Plate

 

High-pressure, precision tubes

High quality, NORSOK-approved metal tubes custom-engineered to perform without failure for high corrosion and pressure resistance up to 60,000psi.

Alloys

Seamless and welded stainless steel, super duplex, titanium and nickel alloys.

Sizes

Outside diameters from 0.3mm (0.01in) to 45mm (1.77in). Specialist items up to 63.5mm (2.5in) on request.

Applications

  • Downhole hydraulic control lines
  • High pressure control & instrumentation
  • Downhole data logging/smart wells
  • Downhole MWD/LWD pressure housing
  • Topside and onshore instrumentation
  • Subsea Xmas trees and manifolds
  • Flowmeters

 

Super Duplex tubes

Our NORSOK-approved Super Duplex alloy 2507 tubes (UNS 32750) are custom-engineered for the most aggressive oil and gas and chemical process applications.

Sizes

Our tubing sizes typical for Super Duplex range from 3.18 mm (0.125in) to 31.75mm (1.25in) outer diameter OD in seamless form.

Advantages

  • NORSOK-approval
  • Made to order in specialist non-standard sizes
  • Superior strength and corrosion resistance
  • Significantly extended product life
  • Short lead times and small batch sizes

Greater corrosion resistance than standard duplex grades

Super Duplex stainless like S32750, is a mixed microstructure of austenite and ferrite (50/50) which has improved strength over ferritic and austenitic steel grades. The main difference is that Super Duplex has a higher molybdenum and chromium content which gives the material greater corrosion resistance than standard duplex grades.

Applications

  • Offshore platforms
  • Fire-fighting systems
  • Injection & ballast water systems
  • Heat exchangers

 

Hardfacing powder coatings

Our surface coating powders are manufactured to have precise thermal spraying characteristics to enhance the performance of a workpiece.

Advantages include improved hardness and machinability, corrosion resistance, wear and heat resistance to extend the life and offer total component cost savings.

Alloys

  • Nickel base Alloys, both simple and Inconel® types
  • Nickel-Chrome-Boron Systems – AMS 4775, 4776, 4777, 4778, 4779
  • Nickel-Chrome Molybdenum systems such as Hastelloys®
  • Tool Steels up to 70+ HRC
  • Copper-Nickel and Nickel-Copper Monels®
  • Cobalt Alloys such as Stellites and Tribaloys®
  • Aluminides (both Ni-Al and Fe-Al)
  • Stainless Steels
  • Aluminum Bronzes

Applications

  • Hardfacing: thermal spray, spray and fuse applications for highly abrasive and corrosive environments. Oil field equipment includes drill rods, shafts, tubes, couplings, cutter bars, augers, cylinders
  • Precision chemical filtration in extremely corrosive environments
  • Powder metallurgy, corrosion protection, and geometric re-tolerancing

 

Hardenable and conductive metal strip

Our high-performance metal strip products are manufactured via wrought powder metallurgy.

Our materials can be roll-tempered to desired mechanical properties. Our Spinodal products (C72900 and C72650) can be further hardened for spring properties in electronic connectors. Our Nickel products are available with the highest conductivity of commercially available Nickel products.

Alloys

We offer two Spinodal alloy grades AM388™ (UNS C72650) and Pfinodal® (UNS C72900). These alloys are produced through wrought powder metallurgy as copper-based products with nickel and tin additions. Our pure nickel strip grades include nickel 200, 201 and 270.

Applications

  • AM388™ (UNS C72650) strip for non-sparking tools
  • AM388™ (UNS C72650) Pfinodal® (UNS C72900) strip for electronic connectors
  • Pfinodal® copper alloy strip (UNS C72900) for parabolic cone-shaped charges used in well perforation
  • Nickel 201/270 strip for rechargeable battery components

 

Engineered shaped components

We manufacture high strength Pfinodal® (UNS C72900) bearing materials used to extend drill bit life in demanding drill bit bearing applications.

Our production processes and heat treatments combine to ensure the high hardness and non-magnetic properties required in a bearing material for bearing sleeves, bushings, washers and caps.

Alloys

Spinodal alloy grades: AM388™ (UNS C72650) and Pfinodal® (UNS C72900)

Applications

  • Pfinodal® (UNS C72900) ESC for tri-cone drill bits
  • Pfinodal® (UNS C72900) shaped charges for well perforation

 

Corrosion-resistant clad plate

Roll bonded clad material combining corrosion-resistant alloys designed to meet critical standards in pressure vessels. Our high-performance clad plate incorporates two or more metals for superior strength, pressure and corrosion resistance whilst reducing weight.

Sizes

Available in standard widths to 120in and length to 540in. Thickness ranging from 3/16in to 1in.

Alloys

304L, 316L, 410S, Ni 200, Monel ® 400, Inconel ® 625, Inconel ® 825, Hastelloy ® C276

Applications

Pressure vessels and autoclaves.

 

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP) is a division of AMETEK, Inc. a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion.

With 80 years of engineering expertise, the Specialty Metals division consists of five businesses and operating facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom and include AMETEK SMP Eighty Four, Superior Tube, Fine Tubes, Hamilton Precision Metals and AMETEK SMP Wallingford.

All are proven experts in the manufacture of advanced metallurgical products for mission-critical applications.

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.

15 June 2018

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.

7 August 2017

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.

18 August 2016

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.

21 July 2015

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.

29 May 2015

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.

18 November 2014

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.

28 August 2014

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.

11 June 2014

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.

14 May 2014

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.

21 May 2013

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.

5 April 2013

Superior Tube

3900 Germantown Pike
Collegeville, PA 19426-3112
United States of America

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products Wallingford

21 Toelles Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492
United States of America

AMETEK Specialty Metal Products Eighty Four

1085 Route 519
Eighty Four, PA 15330
United States of America

Hamilton Precision Metals

1780 Rohrerstown Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601
United States of America

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