Home Resource Center Technical Papers Oil and Gas Drilling Materials OIL & GAS DRILLING ALLOYS TECHNICAL PAPERS Find detailed technical data in our library for products used in the Oil and Gas Drilling process. These Tech Briefs include information on cavitation resistance, galvanic corrosion and galling properties. If you cannot find the information you need or would like to request additional technical product details, please feel free to contact our team for more information. Resources Technical Review - Analysis of ToughMet® 3 and Cu-14Ni-3Al Technical Reviews offer 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. Tech Brief - Galling Resistance of 25 Alloy and ToughMet 3® when Self Mated and Mated with Various Metals Galling resistance has been one of the primary reasons that Alloy 25 and ToughMet have been selected for equipment where the service conditions included high strength and relative motion between metal components. Alloy 25 and ToughMet are shown to resist galling to many other metals and to resist galling to other Alloy 25 parts and ToughMet parts. 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 - 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.