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, 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. Case Study: Oil and Gas Valve For Drill Stem Testing Read our new oil and gas case study to see how our team of experts worked with a customer to analyze a competing material’s failure in a valve used for drill stem testing. The analysis also includes a comparison of the competing material to our Alloy 25. Galling Resistance of Alloy 25 and ToughMet 3 to Various Materials Galling occurs when metals adhere to each other during sliding contact. This is especially important when considering threaded connections that need be assembled rapidly and repetitively as required in drill string applications. Materials for Solar Energy Learn about Advanced Materials' range of solar market materials. Technical Review - Analysis of ToughMet 3 and Cu-14Ni-3Al Technical Reviews are detailed comparisons of Materion products to competitor materials. ToughMet 3 and Cu-14Ni-3Al are both high strength copper alloys commonly used in the marine and oil and gas industries, but significant differences are realized when their properties are compared. This Technical Review discusses those differences that make ToughMet an advantageous replacement for the nickel bronze alloy in demanding applications and severe environments. 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. Tech Brief - Cavitation Resistance of Selected Copper Alloys Materion Performance Alloys ToughMet® and copper beryllium products are highly resistant to cavitation. 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. 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.