ChelPipe Group commissioned a shot-blasting machine for the treatment of the internal surface of steel pipes. More than 22 million Rubles were invested. The project was implemented as part of the production modernization program for products with threaded connections titled “ChelPipe Prime” in the finishing center for the production of OCTG.
The shot-blasting machine cleans the products from scales which are formed as a result of the heat treatment of pipes with a diameter from 60 mm to 178 mm, a length from 7 m to 12 m, made of 13Cr steels. These pipes are used at oil fields with complicated recovery conditions, including in horizontal, directional wells, and at extreme temperatures of up to - 60°C. The equipment’s capacity is 3.5 thousand tons of pipes per year.
“The commissioning of the equipment for the treatment of the internal surface of OCTG is the next step in the HVA product manufacture modernization. The implementation of this program will enable ChelPipe Group to boost its capacities by more than two times with regard to the production of pipes with threaded connections “ChelPipe Prime” and to improve the quality and operational characteristics of the products” comments Kirill Nikitin, Technical Director of ChelPipe Group.
The production modernization program for OCTG with threaded connections includes the installation of equipment for pipe end swaging, threaded connection treatment, sleeve production and copper coating. The total amount of investments over the two years of the project implementation will be approximately 200 million Rubles.In the context of an increase in the volume of exploratory and development drilling in the oil and gas industry, ChelPipe Group is planning to increase its share in the market of pipes with threaded connections up to 10% in 2018.