About Laser Cladding in the Oil and Gas Industry
Components in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries often are exposed to wear mechanisms as well as chemical attack and erosion. Failure of components can lead to massive financial loses. We are all aware of the terrible consequences that result from large oil spills and the associated ecological impact. Reliability therefore is a critical factor. This is especially true in continuous production operations. By using laser cladding specific beneficial properties can be added to the surface of key components. This result in improved reliability, long life, and reduced down time.
Laser cladding is industry standard in the oil and gas field for exploration, drilling, corrosion resistance and is used in a wide range of hard facing applications.
Typical Laser Clad components in the Oil & Gas / Petrochemical industry:
- Drilling heads
- Bearings and bearing bushes
- Hydraulic plungers
- Pump shafts
- Compressor rods
- Chemical and corrosive protection
- Gate & Ball Valves and seats
- Lip seal seats
- O-ring seal seats
- Mechanical seals