HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TMK is pleased to announce the launch of a premium threaded and coupled connection targeted for thermal wells. The new connection, TMK UP ULTRATM GX, successfully completed the testing and evaluation requirements of TWCCEP / ISO PAS 12835 for 290 deg. C application. The pipes used for qualification testing (9-5/8” OD X 40 ppf X L80) were supplied by Volzhsky Pipe Plant (VPP).
Thermal Well Casing Connection Evaluation Protocol (TWCCEP) requires extensive material testing, rigorous finite element analysis, galling resistance test, thermal cycle test followed by limit strain and bending test. The FEA, galling resistance test and thermal cycle tests were completed in-house at our Houston R&D center. The limit strain and bending tests were completed at C-FER Technologies, Edmonton, Canada.
The new connection is already being promoted and offered to customers in Canada for thermal applications.
TMK (LSE: TMKS) is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe for oil and gas industry, operating more than 30 production sites in the United States, Russia, Canada, Romania, Oman and Kazakhstan and two R&D centers in Russia and the USA. In 2015, TMK’s pipe shipments totaled 3.9 million metric tons. The largest share of TMK’s sales belongs to high margin oil country tubular goods (OCTG), shipped to customers in over 80 countries. TMK delivers its products along with an extensive package of services in heat treating, protective coating, premium connections threading, warehousing and pipe repairing. TMK’s securities are listed on the London Stock Exchange, the OTCQX International Premier trading platform in the U.S. and on the Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS.
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