HIGH PERFORMANCE TOUGHMET® ALLOYS FOR OIL & GAS APPLICATIONS
The oil and gas industry requires materials that stand up in the most rugged and complex environments in the world. Delays or accidents stemming from equipment wear, malfunction or failure can have severe economic and environmental implications. Reliability of critical equipment is an absolute necessity that requires the right material.
ToughMet 3 copper-nickel-tin alloys are spinodally hardened, providing attributes beyond those typically found in high-strength copper alloys, including:
- Tensile and fatigue strength even at elevated temperatures
- Corrosion, erosion and wear resistance in most oilfield environments
- Control fluid compatibility
- Magnetic transparency
- Anti-friction and anti-galling characteristics
- Excellent machinability
THE LATEST TOUGHMET INNOVATIONS
We engineered two new forms of ToughMet 3 alloys (UNS C72900) specifically for oil and gas exploration, drilling, completion and production. ToughMet 3 TS95 and TS120U alloy are wrought, spinodally hardened alloys that provide high-impact strength and crack-propagation resistance.
These new materials outperform other high-strength alloys, extending the reach and accuracy of oil and gas drilling tools and increasing the reliability of well control, completion and production.
Access the World Oil magazine webcast, Artificial Lift & Production Optimization Forum: Fall 2019. In this webinar, learn how our materials extend the life and increasing the ROI of artificial lift and other oil and gas equipment
LEARN WHY HESS ENGINEERS CHOSE TOUGHMET COUPLINGS FOR DEVIATED WELLS
ToughMet 3 Alloy Sucker Rod Couplings were engineered to eliminate production interruptions caused by sucker rod coupling and production tubing failures in deviated shale wells.
Learn more about these breakthrough sucker rod couplings.
TOUGHMET SUCKER ROD COUPLING
In field tests, wells with ToughMet® 3 TS95 sucker rod couplings needed fewer workovers & had on average a 12.6% increase in production & 20.6% improvement of system efficiency.
Full results in our white paper
BETTER CORROSION RESISTANCE
ToughMet 3 alloys resist saltwater corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement and chloride stress corrosion cracking better than other copper alloys. They exhibit low general weight loss in extreme chloride and high pH drilling fluids and resist moderate hydrogen sulfide environments at low pH.
To optimize your corrosion resistance parts, follow our ToughMet Alloy Machining Guide.
AVAILABLE TOUGHMET FORMS
ToughMet 3 alloys are available in plate, rod, tube, bar, hollow bar, wire, strip and a variety of continuous or investment cast shapes. Mechanical properties may vary by product size, form and temper. Please see data sheets for specific values. We can also supply rough or finish machined parts to meet customer supplied drawings.
MATERION PRODUCTS FOR OIL & GAS
We offer a range of high performance alloys for oil and gas applications, including:
- ToughMet 3AT alloy UNS C72900
- ToughMet 3TS alloy UNS C72900
- ToughMet 3CX alloy UNS C96900
- Alloy 25 UNS C17200
- Alloy 3 UNS C17510
- Alloy 360 UNS N02260
For more information about the standard bulk products we offer, see our list of standard bulk products.
TOUGHMET ALLOY WRAPPED BEARINGS
Bowman International Ltd. provides wrapped bearings made of high-strength ToughMet alloy. The BowMet® product line features standard size, thin-walled wrapped bearings that will outperform steel, bronze and other materials.
Download the BowMet catalog for information about standard sizes. Custom sizes are also available.
UPGRADE YOUR EQUIPMENT
Talk with our team for more information about the benefits of using ToughMet and other Materion alloys for your oil and gas equipment components.