Press 04.12.2018

Schoeller Werk adds a high-performance measuring machine to its quality department

Schoeller Werk has added an efficient high-precision measuring machine to its quality department. In future, the expert for longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes will be using a STRATO-Apex 9106 by Mitutoyo for systematic recording of test and measurement results. The coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is used among others in the preliminary phases of the mass production of tubes, including among others initial sample inspection to automotive standards. Furthermore, STRATO-Apex 9106 can also be used to ascertain shape and positional tolerance. This makes it simpler in future for Schoeller Werk to measure even the more complex tube geometries and to proceed with its own calibration of testing equipment before this is used.

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Suppliers particularly in the automotive industry have to meet demanding requirements before parts are allowed to go into mass production. They must provide conclusive proof that the quality demands stipulated by the customers are fulfilled. Initial sample inspection is necessary in accordance with defined standards. In the automotive industry, these are the PPAP or PPF guidelines. Schoeller Werk has now commissioned a new coordinate measuring machine which will register the values needed for initial sample inspection of new parts for mass production; it can also be used for calibrating testing equipment. “The new CMM gives us precise, reproducible results without user involvement”, reports Martin Klein, responsible for inspection equipment monitoring at Schoeller Werk, and Walter Hammermüller, quality management. The STRATO-Apex 9106 not only performs extensive measurements of tube geometries but records the results systematically as well. The same also applies to the CRYSTA-Apex C 547 coordinate measuring machine, which is a smaller version that has been used in production for a longer period of time. “It made sense to purchase another CMM that is compatible with the existing machine to give us additional programming possibilities”, says Norbert Ebert, production. After corresponding programming, the CMM ascertains the necessary coordinates. In just one step, the measuring machine then calculates all the tube characteristics stipulated by customers in drawings or specifications, also including shape and positional tolerance.

Forward-looking investment

The new CMM will also be used to calibrate testing equipment. Furthermore, it performs SPC measurements to define tolerances and stipulate the performance capability of machines being used in tube production. A special calibration room has been set up in the Quality Department with constant ambient parameters so that the measuring machine consistently produces exact results. “Our quality department offers a wide range of material tests, metallurgical and chemical material tests, corrosion and annealing tests and many more”, explains Werner-Christopher Wamser, Director of Quality Management at Schoeller Werk. “The procurement of the STRATO-Apex 9106 has now added another modern measurement technology to our Technical Center.

 

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Schoeller Werk has added an efficient high-precision coordinate measuring machine to its quality department. This makes it simpler in future for the company to measure even the more complex tube geometries and to proceed with its own calibration of testing equipment before this is used.

 

About Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Schoeller Werk is one of the leading international manufacturers of longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes. The company was founded in 1827 and is based in Hellenthal in the Eifel region of Germany where it has more than 1,000 employees. Its range of products includes TIG- and laser-welded stainless steel tubes, drawn precision tubes in straight bespoke or fixed lengths as well as annular tubes. This innovation-driven company continually develops its own plant technology and tailors its product range to the needs of its customers and the market. Its modern machine park forms the basis for the high-quality manufacture of products. Around 90 million metres of stainless steel tubing are made here every year for a wide variety of applications in the automotive, industrial and energy sectors. From Schoeller Werk customers can get everything from a single source: from technical consultation, application-specific product development and tube manufacture to professional quality testing and custom logistics services.

 

Unternehmenskontakt Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Hans Jörg Rumpf • Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Im Kirschseiffen • D-53940 Hellenthal

Telefon: +49 (0) 2482 81- 426

E-Mail: HRumpf@schoellerwerk.de • Internet: www.schoellerwerk.de

 

Pressekontakt

Nils Heinen • additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG

Pressearbeit für Logistik, Stahl, Industriegüter und IT

Herzog-Adolf-Straße 3 • 56410 Montabaur

Telefon: 02602-950 99 13 • Fax: 02602-950 99 17

E-Mail: nih@additiv-pr.de • Internet: www.additiv-pr.de

Press 30.10.2018

GEA TDS GmbH relies on Schoeller Werk

GEA has a reputation for fulfilling the high hygienic demands made by the food and beverages industry with its production machinery. The company’s Ahaus site produces not only milk and juice processing systems but also heat exchangers for heating and cooling in aseptic procedures. The fitted tubes inside the pressure vessels coming into contact with the products are supplied by Schoeller Werk in Hellenthal, Germany. The specialist for longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes has also convinced the managers at GEA with a refined logistics concept. The tubes can be delivered quickly within just one week, giving GEA scope for the best possible response to short-term fluctuations in demand.

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GEA has a global workforce of nearly 18,000 employees, making it one of the largest suppliers of process technology for the food industry and a wide range of other sectors. The international technology group focuses on processing systems and components for sophisticated production processes in various end-user markets. The group generated consolidated turnover of around 4.6 billion Euro in 2017, with about 70% coming from the food and beverages industry with its long-term growth prospects.

Heat exchangers at the heart

At its Ahaus site, GEA produces not only milk and juice processing systems but also heat exchangers for heating and cooling in aseptic procedures. They are at the heart of all processing systems for heating, cooling, pasteurising or UHT heating. The brewery and beverage industries are typical applications for GEA heat exchangers where they are used for wort cooling/heating, flash pasteurization of beer and yeast, and the heating and cooling of wine. Users can choose from a large number of different heat exchanger designs, depending on the required production capacity and the physical properties of the product. GEA also develops customised designs on request to suit each specific application.

Regardless of the individual application, all heat exchangers function according to the same principle: the product flows through several straight inner tubes with a heat transfer medium flowing around them in a jacket tube. This structure equalises the differing heat expansion rates between the inner tube package and the jacket caused by high differences in temperature.

High demands of the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC

All heat exchangers have to fulfil the strict conditions imposed by the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC. GEA was therefore looking for a reliable supplier of top quality longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes for use as product-conveying inner tubes fitted inside the heat exchangers. “We know exactly what we need in terms of the tubes used in our aseptic systems”, explains Christoph Oberrecht, purchaser PSC EMEA Central Procurement at GEA. “In addition to high quality and the right value for money, it was also important for us to find an appropriate concept for the logistics. Schoeller Werk is the right partner to meet both of these requirements.

Stainless steel tubes pursuant to food industry standard

Since 2016, the industrial plant manufacturer in Ahaus has been the customer of the specialist for longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes from Hellenthal (Eifel). Schoeller Werk produces stainless steel tubes pursuant to the food industry standard DIN EN 10357 BC and supplies them according to demand on the basis of a refined logistics concept. The DIN EN 10217-7 compliant tubes made of austenite 1.4571 fulfil the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC. The tubes in the heat exchangers are in direct contact with the product and therefore also fulfil the special hygiene requirements imposed by the food and beverages industry, including among others a weld factor of 1.0 and tube roughness of < 0.8 my They are therefore also certified with certificate APZ 3.1 B pursuant to DIN/EN 10204.

Demand-driven logistics concept

Schoeller Werk supplies the tubes in a variety of dimensions. “The special thing about our collaboration with GEA is the logistics concept which has been drawn up together with the customer”, explains Nathalie Türffs, Head of Sales Industry II at Schoeller Werk. “We plan the production quantities according to demand. These are checked on a monthly basis, and safety stocks are taken into storage in quantities agreed with the customer.” That is a great advantage for GEA as it saves storage costs. Furthermore, it also puts the company in a position to respond to short-term project business and the resulting fluctuations in demand. “Production of the tubes would take several weeks”, explains Christoph Oberrecht, purchaser at GEA. “In the framework of the logistics concept, the tubes are supplied usually just a few days after placing our purchase order. It helps of course that Schoeller Werk in Hellenthal is not far from our Ahaus site.”

Utmost satisfaction

GEA’s customers benefit from the extremely high quality of the heat exchanger systems, thanks primarily to the inner tubes made by Schoeller Werk. For the contact persons at GEA, the specialist for longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes is more than just a supplier. As a well established company that looks back on a long tradition, Schoeller Werk also offers swift service and support, dealing reliably with any technological issues covering all aspects of the tubes. “Schoeller Werk fulfils all our requirements for top quality stainless steel tubes. It should also be said that our contact persons at Schoeller Werk always deal promptly with our concerns and enquiries to our utmost satisfaction”, says Christoph Oberrecht.

 

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Picture 1: Schoeller Werk produces longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes pursuant to the food industry standard DIN EN 10357 BC for industrial plant manufacturer GEA. The picture shows the start of the production process: strip steel is about to go through tube calibration.

Picture 2: GEA fits the tubes in its heat exchangers for aseptic applications. The DIN EN 10217-7 compliant tubes made of austenite 1.4571 fulfil the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC and therefore also meet the special hygiene requirements of the food and beverages industry.

  

About Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

 

About Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Schoeller Werk is one of the leading international manufacturers of longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes. The company was founded in 1827 and is based in Hellenthal in the Eifel region of Germany where it has more than 1,000 employees. Its range of products includes TIG- and laser-welded stainless steel tubes, drawn precision tubes in straight bespoke or fixed lengths as well as annular tubes. This innovation-driven company continually develops its own plant technology and tailors its product range to the needs of its customers and the market. Its modern machine park forms the basis for the high-quality manufacture of products. Around 90 million metres of stainless steel tubing are made here every year for a wide variety of applications in the automotive, industrial and energy sectors. From Schoeller Werk customers can get everything from a single source: from technical consultation, application-specific product development and tube manufacture to professional quality testing and custom logistics services.

 

Company contact Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Hans Jörg Rumpf • Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Im Kirschseiffen • D-53940 Hellenthal

Telephone: +49 (0) 2482 81- 426

E-mail: HRumpf@schoellerwerk.de • Internet: www.schoellerwerk.de

 

For questions about the products

Nathalie Türffs • Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Head of Sales Industry II

Telephone: +49 (0) 2482 81- 5407

E-mail: ntuerffs@schoellerwerk.de • Internet: www.schoellerwerk.de

 

Press contact

Nils Heinen • additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG

Public relations for logistics, steel, industrial goods and IT

Herzog-Adolf-Straße 3 • 56410 Montabaur

Telephone: 02602-950 99 13 • Fax: 02602-950 99 17

E-mail: nih@additiv-pr.de • Internet: www.additiv-pr.de

Press 02.10.2018

Schoeller Werk at the ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi

At the ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi, Schoeller Werk will be presenting its comprehensive range of longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes. The focus at exhibition stand 13460 in hall 13 will be on solutions for the oil and gas industry. The family company from Germany will be showing its high-load control line and chemical injection tubes specially for this sector. The expert for longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes is thus seeking to further expand its market presence in the Middle East.

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The international petroleum exhibition ADIPEC is the meeting place for the international oil and gas industry, displaying a broad range of the latest technologies, products, services and trends in this sector. The offshore industry uses the longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes by Schoeller Werk as hydraulic control lines for safety valves and also for pumping chemicals into the oil reservoir. And the demands are high: extreme pressure at depths of down to 10,000 metres below sea level, temperatures of up to 260 degrees Celsius and aggressive media are just some of the huge challenges facing the oil and gas companies. The control line and chemical injection tubes fulfil the high demands of the offshore industry and are corrosion-resistant to aggressive ambient fluids. High product quality with an outstanding surface finish and top quality welds is achieved at Schoeller Werk in particular through a special production process. After TIG welding, the tubes are brought to the required final dimension in a drawing process that reduces wall thickness. Depending on the specific customer requirements, Schoeller Werk makes its products from austenitic stainless steel and nickel base alloys with a high nickel content. Furthermore, the company will be conducting a market survey at the trade-fair entitled “Tapered Strings” about tube individual rings with reduced wall thickness in a complete ring.

Interested visitors can find more information and detailed consultation from 12 to 15 November at the ADIPEC at stand 13460 in hall 13 or on the internet at: www.schoellerwerk.de.

 

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Picture 1: Model of an oil and gas pipeline including control line & clamp.

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Source: Schoeller Werk.

 

About Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Schoeller Werk is one of the leading international manufacturers of longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes. The company was founded in 1827 and is based in Hellenthal in the Eifel region of Germany where it has more than 1,000 employees. Its range of products includes TIG- and laser-welded stainless steel tubes, drawn precision tubes in straight bespoke or fixed lengths as well as annular tubes. This innovation-driven company continually develops its own plant technology and tailors its product range to the needs of its customers and the market. Its modern machine park forms the basis for the high-quality manufacture of products. Around 90 million metres of stainless steel tubing are made here every year for a wide variety of applications in the automotive, industrial and energy sectors. From Schoeller Werk customers can get everything from a single source: from technical consultation, application-specific product development and tube manufacture to professional quality testing and custom logistics services.

 

Company contact Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Hans Jörg Rumpf • Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Im Kirschseiffen • D-53940 Hellenthal

Telephone: +49 (0) 2482 81- 426

E-mail: HRumpf@schoellerwerk.de • Internet: www.schoellerwerk.de

 

Press contact

Nils Heinen • additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG

Public relations for logistics, steel, industrial goods and IT

Herzog-Adolf-Straße 3 • 56410 Montabaur

Telephone: 02602-950 99 13 • Fax: 02602-950 99 17

E-mail: nih@additiv-pr.de • Internet: www.additiv-pr.de

 

Press 17.07.2018

Herbert Frank takes over management of Production

Herbert Frank is the new Production Director at Schoeller Werk. The automation technology engineer starts in his new position with more than 20 years of experience in mechanical and plant engineering. At the specialists for longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes from Hellenthal, his responsibilities include further development and optimisation of internal processes in Production, Maintenance and Tool Management.

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As Director of Production, Maintenance and Tool Management, Herbert Frank is responsible for the smooth running in 21 production shops with more than 300 plant systems, furnaces and machines and 740 employees at Schoeller Werk. His range of responsibilities also includes the introduction of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) to boost operative efficiency and productivity. “I find the whole process of manufacturing longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes fascinating and I am impressed every day anew by the extent of the know-how contributed to this process by our team,” says Herbert Frank. “In future, we shall continue to refine and optimise our processes in production, so that we can work even more efficiently and further improve our delivery performance.” The new Production Director is also planning to introduce additional digital technologies in the production so that the company can remain competitive in the future.

Herbert Frank is an electrical systems installer and a graduate engineer for automation technology. Before his appointment as Production Director at Schoeller Werk, he worked, among other things, for 15 years in various positions for a global supplier in the fields of automotive, aerospace, industry and agricultural technology - most recently as business manager for Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe.

 

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Herbert Frank is the new Director for Production, Maintenance and Tool Management at Schoeller Werk.

 

About Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Schoeller Werk is one of the leading international manufacturers of longitudinally welded stainless steel pipes. The company was founded in 1827 and is based in Hellenthal in the Eifel region of Germany where it has more than 1,000 employees. Its range of products includes TIG- and laser-welded stainless steel pipes, drawn precision pipes in straight bespoke or fixed lengths as well as annular pipes. This innovation-driven company continually develops its own plant technology and tailors its product range to the needs of its customers and the market. Its modern machine park forms the basis for the high-quality manufacture of products. Around 90 million metres of stainless steel piping are made here every year for a wide variety of applications in the automotive, industrial and energy sectors. From Schoeller Werk customers can get everything from a single source: from technical consultation, application-specific product development and pipe manufacture to professional quality testing and custom logistics services.

 

Company contact Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Hans Jörg Rumpf • Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Im Kirschseiffen • D-53940 Hellenthal

Telephone: +49 (0) 2482 81- 426

E-mail: HRumpf@schoellerwerk.de • Internet: www.schoellerwerk.de

 

Press contact

Nils Heinen • additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG

Public relations for logistics, steel, industrial goods and IT

Herzog-Adolf-Straße 3 • 56410 Montabaur

Telephone: 02602-950 99 13 • Fax: 02602-950 99 17

E-mail: nih@additiv-pr.de • Internet: www.additiv-pr.de

 

 

Press 12.06.2018

Four new drawing lines for Schoeller Werk

Schoeller Werk continues to modernise its machinery with the commissioning of four new start-of-the-art drawing lines. The specialist for longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes is thus expanding its production capacities for redrawn precision tubes while enhancing its production efficiency at the same time.

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Whether in the automotive sector, in industry, medical technology or the offshore industry, there is a persistently high demand for longitudinally welded redrawn stainless steel tubes. In order to fulfil the high market requirements in future too, Schoeller Werk has expanded its production capacities for redrawn precision tubes with the addition of four new Conti drawing lines. In close cooperation with specialised machine manufacturers, the high-tech lines were tailored specifically to the needs of the long-standing company from the Eifel region. For example, the integration of individual production steps such as cutting, cleaning the tube surface and winding the tubes to coils clearly improves efficiency. The new machines include numerous testing possibilities directly in the on-going forming process, with considerable reductions in material wastage.

Schoeller Werk produces around 1.5 million metres of drawn longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes every month. The new high-performance drawing lines will be used primarily to produce high-load control line and chemical injection tubes for the offshore industry, together with fuel supply systems for the automotive industry. “In optimising our machinery for processing stainless steel, we assure a constantly high standard of quality for our longitudinally welded redrawn stainless steel tubes”, explains Gerd Breuer, Head of Tube Drawing at Schoeller Werk. “Commissioning the new drawing lines will give a further boost to performance, and ensure that in future too, we will be in a position to reliably and swiftly meet the high demand for our redrawn precision tubes.”

 

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In order to fulfil the high market requirements in future too, Schoeller Werk has expanded its production capacities for redrawn precision tubes with the addition of four new Conti drawing lines.

About Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Schoeller Werk is one of the leading international manufacturers of longitudinally welded stainless steel pipes. The company was founded in 1827 and is based in Hellenthal in the Eifel region of Germany where it has more than 1,000 employees. Its range of products includes TIG- and laser-welded stainless steel pipes, drawn precision pipes in straight bespoke or fixed lengths as well as annular pipes. This innovation-driven company continually develops its own plant technology and tailors its product range to the needs of its customers and the market. Its modern machine park forms the basis for the high-quality manufacture of products. Around 90 million metres of stainless steel piping are made here every year for a wide variety of applications in the automotive, industrial and energy sectors. From Schoeller Werk customers can get everything from a single source: from technical consultation, application-specific product development and pipe manufacture to professional quality testing and custom logistics services.

 

Company contact Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

 

Hans Jörg Rumpf • Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Im Kirschseiffen • D-53940 Hellenthal

Telephone: +49 (0) 2482 81- 426

E-mail: HRumpf@schoellerwerk.de • Internet: www.schoellerwerk.de

 

Press contact

Nils Heinen • additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG

Public relations for logistics, steel, industrial goods and IT

Herzog-Adolf-Straße 3 • 56410 Montabaur

Telephone: 02602-950 99 13 • Fax: 02602-950 99 17

E-mail: nih@additiv-pr.de • Internet: www.additiv-pr.de

 

 

Press 25.04.2018

Schoeller Werk manufactures longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes from VDM Alloy 31Plus®

Schoeller Werk adds longitudinally welded tubes made of the new material VDM Alloy 31Plus® to its product range, thus offering apparatus and plant engineering firms an economical alternative to tubes made of higher-priced nickel-base alloys.

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With immediate effect, the specialist for longitudinally welded stainless steel tubes also makes product solutions from the material VDM Alloy 31Plus® / 2.4692. The Ni-Fe-Cr-Mo alloy with added nitrogen and a chromium level of 26 - 28% shows particularly high resistance under oxidising conditions. The material is therefore suitable above all for all applications in the chemical process industry, for components used in flue gas desulphurisation and waste incineration as well as systems for producing and processing sulphuric and phosphoric acid. "Giving due consideration to the material's specific welding and heat treatment parameters, we are able to process the nickel-base alloy VDM Alloy 31Plus® / 2.4692 without any complications. With immediate effect, we are now in a position to provide apparatus engineering firms and final users with yet another tube quality that is safe to weld", says Werner Hannig, Head of Sales, Technology & Development at Schoeller Werk.

The longitudinally welded tubes are made with TIG welding without using filler metals. Weld quality is assessed with a factor of 1.0 so that the material fulfils the requirements of specification AD 2000-W2 of the Working Group on Pressure Vessels. Schoeller Werk now supplies longitudinally welded tubes made of VDM Alloy 31Plus® in calibrated condition or cold worked in the weld area and annealed, in dimensions ranging from AD 9 to 60.3 mm and Wd 0.70 to 3.00 mm, to users in the apparatus engineering industry who face compulsory acceptance tests.

 

 

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About Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Schoeller Werk is one of the leading international manufacturers of longitudinally welded stainless steel pipes. The company was founded in 1827 and is based in Hellenthal in the Eifel region of Germany where it has more than 1,000 employees. Its range of products includes TIG- and laser-welded stainless steel pipes, drawn precision pipes in straight bespoke or fixed lengths as well as annular pipes. This innovation-driven company continually develops its own plant technology and tailors its product range to the needs of its customers and the market. Its modern machine park forms the basis for the high-quality manufacture of products. Around 90 million metres of stainless steel piping are made here every year for a wide variety of applications in the automotive, industrial and energy sectors. From Schoeller Werk customers can get everything from a single source: from technical consultation, application-specific product development and pipe manufacture to professional quality testing and custom logistics services.

 

Company contact Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Hans Jörg Rumpf • Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Im Kirschseiffen • D-53940 Hellenthal

Telephone: +49 (0) 2482 81- 426

E-mail: HRumpf@schoellerwerk.de • Internet: www.schoellerwerk.de

 

For questions about the products

Werner Hannig • Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Head of Sales, Technology & Development

Telephone: +49 (0) 2482 81- 292

E-mail: WHannig@schoellerwerk.de • Internet: www.schoellerwerk.de

 

Press contact

Nils Heinen • additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG

Public relations for logistics, steel, industrial goods and IT

Herzog-Adolf-Straße 3 • 56410 Montabaur

Telephone: 02602-950 99 13 • Fax: 02602-950 99 17

E-mail: nih@additiv-pr.de • Internet: www.additiv-pr.de

 

 

Press 09.03.2017

High-Quality stainless steel tubes for the offshore oil and gas industries

At the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston (OTC) Schoeller Werk will be exhibiting their solutions for the extraction of oil and gas on the high seas, which are always tailored to industry requirements. At its stand 3615-3 in Hall B, the company, which specialises in German-made longitudinal seam-welded tubing, will be demonstrating its heavy-duty control line and chemical injection tube solutions, which are specifically precision-designed for use at a depth of 10,000 m below surface level. Thanks to the excellent surface quality of the tubes and the particular quality of the welded seam, the tubes can withstand the most extreme conditions. Customers benefit from their superior durability and safety of installation. For customers in the offshore industry, the array of products is also enhanced by a broad range of services, including encapsulation, or flushing and filling of tubes.

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Extreme pressure, temperatures of up to 300°C, aggressive media and salt water – the requirements for tubes in the offshore industries are truly demanding. Any fault can lead to loss of energy, high repair costs and, in the worst case, environmental damage. How discerning customers can meet these challenges with high-quality solutions is what Schoeller Werk will be demonstrating at the OTC. The company is among the leading manufacturers of stainless steel tubes and can look back upon 35 years of experience in the offshore industry. At this conference, focus will be on chemical injection and control line tubes. These deal with pumping chemicals into an oil reservoir or act as hydraulic control tubes for safety valves. Schoeller Werk uses a wide range of austenitic stainless steels and nickel-based alloys as well as a special manufacturing process to finalize the tubes. They are first welded using the tungsten inert gas (TIG) technique, and then subjected to a drawing process to reduce the tube walls to the required thickness. The methodology results in superior surface quality and much better quality of the welded seam. Even at a microstructural level, the weld is hardly noticeable. If so required by a customer, the tube specialists can supply solutions with an external diameter of 3.18 mm to 25.4 mm. It is possible for the wall to be from 0.5 mm up to 2.11 mm thickness. Depending on the specifications, the tubes can be suitable for pressures as high as 2,500 bars. It is also possible for customer-specific requirements to be supplied if found feasible after prior assessment.

Schoeller Werk supplements this range of product with a host of services to deliver a coherent overall concept for the offshore industry. These services include, for example, encapsulation of tubes with plastic sheathing in flat-pack format or flushing and filling of tubes. In addition, the stainless steel tube expert can equip pipe bundles with TEC & PDC cables or stainless steel bumper wires. The especially smooth tubes are also outstandingly suitable for installation of fibre optics.

 

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Picture 1: Model of an oil and gas pipeline including control line & clamp. Source: Schoeller Werk.

Picture 2: Selection of various pipe bundles.

Source: Schoeller Werk.

 

Picture caption 1: Extreme pressure conditions and high temperatures: Schoeller Werk piping solutions can withstand conditions at ocean depths of up to 10,000 metres with ease.

 

Picture caption 2: Schoeller Werk’s service provision includes so-called flat packs, where pipes are sheathed in plastic.

 

About Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

 

Schoeller Werk is one of the leading international manufacturers of longitudinally welded stainless steel pipes. The company was founded in 1827 and is based in Hellenthal in the Eifel region of Germany where it has more than 1,000 employees. Its range of products includes TIG- and laser-welded stainless steel pipes, drawn precision pipes in straight bespoke or fixed lengths as well as annular pipes. This innovation-driven company continually develops its own plant technology and tailors its product range to the needs of its customers and the market. Its modern machine park forms the basis for the high-quality manufacture of products. Around 90 million metres of stainless steel piping are made here every year for a wide variety of applications in the automotive, industrial and energy sectors. From Schoeller Werk customers can get everything from a single source: from technical consultation, application-specific product development and pipe manufacture to professional quality testing and custom logistics services.

 

Company contact

Hans Jörg Rumpf • Schoeller Werk GmbH & Co. KG

Im Kirschseiffen • D-53940 Hellenthal

Telephone: +49 (0) 2482 81-426

E-mail: HRumpf@schoellerwerk.de • Internet: www.schoellerwerk.de

 

Press contact

Juliane Gandert • additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG

Press agency for logistics, steel, industrial goods and IT

Herzog-Adolf-Straße 3 • D-56410 Montabaur

Telephone: +49 (0) 2602-950 99 14 • Fax: +49 (0) 2602-950 99 17

E-mail: jg@additiv-pr.de • Internet: www.additiv-pr.de