HOUSTON – At this year’s Offshore Technology Conference, Materion Corp. will introduce two ToughMet products engineered to improve the reach, reliability, and accuracy of oil and gas equipment components.
ToughMet 3 TS 130, a new temper of Materion’s high strength, spinodally hardened copper-nickel-tin alloy, offers 10% greater ductility and yield strength of 140 ksi. This new temper can handle more strain in directional drilling tools, without galling or corrosion.
The company says the new ToughMet 3 large diameter bar offers consistent properties throughout cross sections of the material – in diameters that more than double ToughMet size ranges – for greater versatility in more oil and gas applications, including larger drilling tool parts.
Last September, the company introduced its patent-pending ToughMet 3 Sucker Rod Couplings. Tested by Hess Corp.in North Dakota oilfields, the ToughMet couplings more than tripled the mean time between failures associated with couplings made of other materials.
Bill Nielsen, marketing director for Bulk Products, Materion Performance Alloys, said: “Customers wanted a copper alloy that they could use for more components of their directional drilling tools. We modified ToughMet to get the strength and ductility they need.
“Customers have also been asking for larger diameter ToughMet bars for use in additional applications. We’re pleased to be able to introduce both of these options at OTC this year.”
Materion is exhibiting at booth #2508.