TPT May 2022

Business & market news

New hydrogen testing lab installed at Corinth Pipeworks

centre with a new state-of-the art hydrogen testing laboratory,” a statement from the company said. The laboratory offers capabilities to address the need of the energy market for the development of a hydrogen network to achieve climate and energy objectives as Corinth Pipeworks is focussed on the development for the energy market and provide solutions for the European Hydrogen Backbone scheme.

Corinth Pipeworks has designed a new laboratory to test pipeline material in hydrogen gas in pure or blended form under static load conditions and high pressure (up to 207 bar), in full compliance with the requirements of the ASME B31.12 code. This new facility will support primary qualification testing of new hydrogen pipeline projects, as well as R&D testing. “In 2021 we successfully certified large diameter pipes for new European projects for hydrogen transportation and are now going one step further by expanding our capabilities with the expansion of our accredited testing

Corinth Pipeworks has designed a new laboratory to test pipeline material in hydrogen gas in pure or blended form

testing under rising load conditions and evaluation of fatigue resistance. Corinth Pipeworks

New development plans for 2022 include the further upgrade of the hydrogen lab for fracture toughness

Fine Tubes NORSOK approval extended for specialist alloy tubing products

oil and gas and chemical process applications in hostile environments, including subsea and downhole. Fine Tubes achieved its NORSOK approval extensionafterpassingexacting quality standards for its material grades and robust manufacturing facilities. The business also demonstrated compliance with NORSOK requirements during a standard audit. NORSOK-approved alloy tubes from Fine Tubes are made to order in a range of corrosion-resistant alloys in standard and non-standard sizes according to customer specifications. They are available in straight lengths that can be seamless cold redrawn, and heat treated to suit customer specifications. Benefits include small batch sizes and non-standard tube thicknesses, as well as high pressure resistance up to 100,000psi. The tubes are engineered to withstand critical oil and gas as well as chemical process applications. These include heat exchangers; flow meters; downhole pressure housings and smart wells; subsea Christmas trees and manifolds; injection and ballast water; and other critical subsea, downhole, and offshore oil and gas instrumentation. Fine Tubes

that our industry-leading NORSOK approval has been further extended for our range of alloy tubing products. Each product offers our oil and gas customers exceptional advantages around reliability and corrosion resistance, and we are proud to have these qualities officially recognised.” The NORSOK-accredited tubing alloys from Fine Tubes are: Super Duplex, 6Mo, TP316/316L, N625, and Ti Grade 2. They all offer high strength and corrosion resistance for demanding

Precision metal tubing manufacturer, Fine Tubes, has been awarded a five year extension to its NORSOK approval certification to supply specialist, mission critical alloy tubing. A NORSOK accreditation verifies that a manufacturer has met the international requirements deemed necessary to meet the wider needs of the oil and gas industry. Nick Head, tube product manager at Fine Tubes, said: “We are delighted

The tubes are engineered to withstand critical oil & gas as well as chemical process applications



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