Sandvik opens ultrasonic testing facility for oil and gas

Sandvik has inaugurated a new fully automated ultrasonic testing facility for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) in the oil and gas industry.

 The facility, which began development in August last year, aims to assist the company by increasing their throughput and provide further testing capabilities on their products.

 According to Sandvik, ultrasonic testing was the “limiting factor” in achieving high output at their existing facility and have invested in new technology at the site for the better detection of defects.

 “Seeing this major investment come on-line is a substantial achievement for all involved, and a key milestone in Sandvik’s enhanced strategic focus on demanding applications within the oil and gas industry,” Sandvik global product manager for OCTG Per Olsson Artberger said.

 “The completed project speeds up production and the new facility eliminates what was sometimes a bottleneck in the production chain.” 

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