Stainless steel welded pipes
with large diameter is the core businessof Inox Tech, the leading manufacturer located in Italy producing thisniche component, mainly used for LNG plants, oil extraction anddesalination-desulphurization plants.
With a covered and uncoveredarea of approx 80.000 square mtrs and 120 employees, 80% of working onthree shifts, Inox Tech leads the market of the large size stainlesssteel welded pipes
since mid 90s.
The strength of Inox Techtechnology stands in the ability to manufacture a wide size range withsmall quantities as well as complete project supplies up to severalkilometers and thousands of tones of pipes. This is called Inox techflexibility, and has created the success of the company which is now atthe top level in this market.
The Company is stronglycustomer-oriented, and focuses its targets to the main EPC contractors,who can be served with the most efficient documentation service, as wellas with an efficient project management that allows the client tomonitor production day by day.
Some examples of projects executedfor the main global EPC contractors are:
Algeria (Saipem,Sonatrach)7.000mtrs, 2.500Tons
Chile/Peru (CB&I) 9.500mtrs, 1.350Tons
Iran (OIEC, IOEC, Sepanair)8.000mtrs,2.000Tons
Korea (Korea Gas, Hyundai, Samsung) 5.000mtrs, 1.450Tons
Nigeria(KBR, Saipem, Shell) 12.000mtrs, 4.250Tons
Qatar (Chiyoda, JGC,Shell) 35.000mtrs, 16.000Tons
UAE (Petrofac, Gasco) 4.000mtrs,1.000Tons
UK (CB&I, BP) 5.000mtrs, 1.200Tons.
The sizerange for the large diameter pipes covers from 24" up to 80", from 5 upto 50-60mm wall thickness, and all these sizes can be manufactured in 12mtrs random length.
The manufacturing method varies from size tosize, and it is mainly limited to the capability of the steel mills tomanufacture such wide plates. These limits are easily exceeded by InoxTech with its long term experience and a cut-to-size equipment thatallow the mill to satisfy customers need in every single occasion.
Thematerial range varies from the "normal" stainless steel, namely 300series, up to duplex and superduplex, Nickel alloys, bimetal materials(clad) and have also a dedicated line for carbon steel for urgentdeliveries.
The company designs, manufactures and updates byitself all the machines in the mill, and has just completed aninvestment plan of several millions euros for the set up of a new millwith new facilities dedicated to the manufacturing of stainless steelwelded pipes
, with large diameter.
The new mill is just in front of theold one, and will allow the Company to enlarge the production capacityas well as the production range.The mill has an annual productioncapacity of approx 25.000 tons, that will be increased by 25% by theend of 2011 when the second part of the investment plan will becompleted.