Chrome moly steel is a chromium and molybdenum alloy that benefits from increased strength at high working temperatures and excellent corrosion resistance. These properties are what makes chrome moly steel so popular in a wide range of industries. This blog post will look at why chrome moly is so popular for the oil and gas industry.
The Oil and Gas Industry
Due to the nature of the industry, rapid response and readily available products are required to reduce shutdown. In addition to this, the steels employed by this industry have to be reliable to ensure maintenance is kept to a minimum.
Metals in the oil and gas industry can be employed for a variety of products, including pressure vessels and oil rigs. Chrome moly steel is a critical product for the industry as it can be used for a variety of applications including construction, production, and transportation.
A pressure vessel is a container designed to hold liquids and gases at a higher than ambient pressure and they are often used by the oil and gas industry. They can be very dangerous, so the use of the correct materials when building them is crucial.
Due to the extreme heats and risk of corrosion for pressure vessels, chrome moly steel is often employed to ensure that they have no risk of damage and reduce the overall maintenance requirements.
An oil rig is a large structure that is used to drill and extract oil and natural gasses. Oil rigs can be based either on-shore or off-shore, and chrome moly steel is particularly useful for off-shore oil rigs due to its corrosion resistant properties.
Off-shore oil rigs are highly susceptible to corrosion due to the extreme conditions that they are exposed to, such as high-winds and salt water. The use of chrome moly steel ensures that the oil rigs are strong enough to withstand the elements and also reduces the risk of corrosion. This help to keep maintenance to a minimum and reduces overall downtime of the oil rig.
Chrome Moly Steel from Masteel
Masteel supply a large range of chrome moly steel plate for various applications including the oil and gas industry. We supply chrome moly in a variety of widths and thicknesses depending on the application requirement. Our in-house cutting and profiling service allows us to provide a quick turnaround on orders and we can ship worldwide.