Home Resource Center Market and Application Literature Case Studies Oil and Gas and Alternative Energy Materion provides numerous solutions for Oil and Gas applications. Our alloys and advanced materials can be used in several environments. Our materials provide characteristics needed for oil and gas including anti-galling for non-magnetic drilling, cavitation resistance, chloride stress cracking and high performance photovoltaic connectors. If you cannot find the information you need or would like to request additional service details, please feel free to Contact Us for more information. Oil and Gas & Alternative Energy Resources High Performance Photovoltaic Connectors Junction box connectors in photovoltaic installations must be capable of reliable operation for up to 40 years. In addition to high ambient temperature, environmental challenges include high humidity, water immersion, wide thermal fluctuations, resistive heating and the possibility of exposure to corrosive chloride and sulfurous atmospheres. Cavitation Resistance of Selected Copper Alloys Galling resistance has been one of the primary reasons that Alloy 25 has been selected for equipment where the service conditions included high strength and relative motion between metal components. Alloy 25 has been shown to resist galling to many other metals and to resist galling to other Alloy 25 parts. Tech Brief NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 Compliance of ToughMet and Copper Beryllium The purpose of the NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 standard is to provide a set of guidelines for the use of material in sour (H2S) service. Copper alloys in general (including copper beryllium and ToughMet 3 copper nickel tin) are listed in the standard as being acceptable for use in sour service. Data that show how copper beryllium and ToughMet withstand severe enviroments are shown in this paper. Tech Brief - Cavitation Resistance of Selected Copper Alloys Materion Performance Alloys ToughMet® and copper beryllium products are highly resistant to cavitation. Galling of Non-Magnetic Drill String Components Copper beryllium is the most resistant to galling and seizing of all metals used in the drill string, and inherently provide all the galling and seizing resistance for the life of the component. Tech Brief - The Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking Behavior of High Performance Copper Alloys Chlorides in certain drilling muds can cause unpredictable stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in metal alloys. Even under the increased stress of higher temperatures and chloride drilling environments, ToughMet copper nickel tin and beryllium copper are highly resistant to chloride SCC, unlike austenitic stainless steels, making it a reliable choice for nonmagnetic drill collars. Tech Brief - A Guide to Galvanic Corrosion Galvanic can occur when two or more dissimilar metals contact each other in an electrolytic environment. This can occur in seawater, chemical processing, or in automotive fasteners and connectors exposed to road salt spray. It is important to understand the relative position of metals on the galvanic series when they will be coupled near an electrolytic solution. Brochure - Alloy 25 For The Oil And Gas Market Alloy 25 by Materion Brush Performance Alloys is the material of choice for downhole drilling tools, production and completion tools, subsea and wellhead products. The alloy is also used for highly demanding applications like MWD/LWD tools, drill collars and subs, flex subs and shafts, drill rods, drill bit bushings, valve components, pump shafts and fasteners. Case Study - Weatherford international Ltd - Materials for Offshore Oil & Gas Working with Materion Performance Alloys’ ToughMet®, Weatherford reduces completion costs and increases productivity to provide measurable client value in deep water hydrocarbon wells at depths of up to 18,000 feet. High Strength, Non-galling, Non-Magnetic Precision Tube Materion Performance Alloys provides Alloy 25 copper beryllium and ToughMet copper nickel tin alloy tube for Instrumentation pressure housIngs & battery housings used In downhole MWD, downhole LWD, and wIre lIne oIlfIeld Tools.