BP has approved Tungum tubing for “non process” applications (GP36-15-1). Tungum has passed extensive testing and is segment defined for mitigating and preventing external corrosion on topside small bore tubing.
Tungum Tubing is widely used in the oil and gas market for high quality, safety critical applications.
Tungum has been in use offshore since 1978 and industry awareness of its superiority for use in marine environments is increasingly evident as more and more operators question the use of stainless steel from both safety and economic viewpoints.
In salt-laden marine atmospheres, ‘316’ stainless steel is highly susceptible to crevice corrosion and chloride pitting. After just a few years of salt spray exposure, it may still look bright from a distance, but closer inspection, especially under clamps, reveals the signs of imminent failure.
Tungum alloy tubing, C69100, possesses a natural protection mechanism whereby, on exposure to salt spray, a very thin oxide coating is generated over the exposed surface.
Over time, the tube surface will become discoloured. It may even have a verdigris (green), coating, but under the oxide layer the tube material remains in perfect condition.
July 19th 2017
Members of staff at Tewkesbury based Tungum Ltd, are celebrating more than 120 years of combined service. Established in 1933 in Cheltenham, Tungum tubing is a cost effective and reliable alternative to stainless and super duplex steel alloys, and is […]Read more on this story
June 06th 2017
Corrosion resistant tubing manufacturer, Tungum Ltd, has confirmed a new partnership agreement with Eurosource Ltd, an established and leading supplier of pipeline products. The partnership will further improve availability and access to Tungum tubing for projects in the oil and […]Read more on this story
To help better understand Tungum and where it can be used we offer Tungum T-Talk sessions. These can be done at anytime of day including lunch times and typically last approx. 1 hour.