Quality is the vital prerequisite for products that have to withstand extreme conditions
Today the mill is operating at the highest technological standards. A sophisticated energy management system ensures an optimal allocation of temperature prior to the rolling process. A constant temperature is essential for the uniformity of the wall thickness and concentric inside and outside diameters of a pipe. The advantage for the user: Even distribution of operational stresses and uniform mechanical properties. In addition, this system ensures efficiency and the optimal input of environmental resources.
From the billet (delivered by another voestalpine company) to the pipe, customers can trust the quality. Production data measurements in real time provide possibilities for detection of manufacturing failures before they occur.
voestalpine Tubulars’ commitment to quality is based on reproducible processes, state-of-the-art-technology, efficient inspection methods and the dedication and knowledge of its employees.
The test center
The rapid progress of technologies in oil and gas drilling creates a greater challenge for thread connections and mechanical properties (steel grades). Since July 2014, voestalpine Tubulars is able to perform all the important tests for quality and further development of oil and gas pipes on-site in Kindberg.
The test center is one of the largest and most modern of its kind. Resistance and durability of the pipes is able to be verified by the following testing facilities:
Sour gas laboratory
- Method D – NACE standard double cantilever beam test.
- Method A – NACE standard tensile test.
- HIC – Hydrogen Induced Cracking test.
OCTG connection test center
- Rotating fatigue test.
- Make-up/Break-out tests.
- OCTG Connection testing.
Other testing units
- Manufacturing of reference indicators for non-destructive testing, electro discharge machining, sawing, and magnetic particle inspection.
- Tensile test
- Hardness test
- Charpy impact test
- Four point bend test
- Chemical laboratory