Corrosion resistant hardening coating for oil country tubes and threaded tube joints

September 29, 2014


One of commonly used oil country tubular goods (OCTG) is oil-well tubing. In operation, especially in deep wells, tubing is subjected to both mechanical loads (tension, twisting, bending, etc.) and strong effect of corrosive media containing chlorides, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and various hard particles. The most common causes of tubing failures are corrosion, thread [...]


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Figure 1. Appearance of diffusion zinc coated tubing after field tests during 3 years
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Corrosion resistant hardening coating for oil country tubes and threaded tube joints

One of commonly used oil country tubular goods (OCTG) is oil-well tubing. In operation, especially in deep wells, tubing is subjected to both mechanical loads (tension, twisting, bending, etc.) and strong effect of corrosive media containing chlorides, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and various hard particles. The most common causes of tubing failures are corrosion, thread [...]

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