Sandvik opens coiled tubing line in China

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SANDVIKEN, Sweden – Sandvik has a new coiled tubing line for premium grades of seamless stainless steel products in smaller dimensions at its Zhenjiang tube mill near Shanghai.

The capability to produce longer lengths of weld-free coiled tubing locally will shorten delivery times for companies in the Asia/Pacific region to around 28 days, compared with the present four to six months for longer length reels shipped from farther afield.

Satish Sharath, Business Unit President Sandvik Tube APAC, said: “The compact reels, ease of transport, and ability to precisely cut lengths in challenging situations allow customers to work fast and efficiently, with fewer connectors and zero risk of system leakage.” Initially, the focus will be on Sandvik 3R60 (ASTM TP 316/316L) tubing – an austenitic chromium-nickel steel with a minimum of 2.6% molybdenum and low carbon content – in outer diameters from 6-14 mm.

The coiled tube will be supplied as level-wound on plastic-wrapped wooden reels in standard - 55-260 m (180-853 ft) - or longer lengths – 135-611 m (443-2,004 ft) - or as bulk coil, strapped into boxes.


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