The Oil & Gas industry faces a multitude and diverse amount of challenges; acquiring specific parts is one of them. There is a need of low-volume parts, which in turn, increases costs and poses a challenge to replace when a part is broken. A broken or obsolete part with no immediate replacement can result into a drastically high cost of downtime. A Digital Library and On-Demand Manufacturing solve this issue and cut downtime from weeks to hours.
In the exploration and production segment, drilling and searching for hydrocarbon sources are conducted. In this field, additive manufacturing is used for rapid prototyping, on-demand manufacturing and alternative design in the research and development stage.
The midstream sector serves as a portal bringing the upstream sector to the downstream sector. It consists of compressors and pumping systems that transport the hydrocarbons to the processing facilities. In Midstream, a digital inventory and additive manufacturing are used to manufacture replacement and spare parts on-site. Moreover, 3D scanning is also prominently used in midstream's long stretched pipes to measure a pig device as it moves along the pipe.
Digital warehousing and additive manufacturing are widely used in the last sector of oil & gas production. Refineries use 3D printed parts which consist of a reduced lead time production and reduced costs. Furthermore, geometric complex parts are also manufactured with 3D printing, that could not possibly be manufactured traditionally.
A Digital Library and Additive manufacturing are able to provide parts at a lower cost, as well as respond and replace a demanded part within hours.
Several millions of dollars of parts in an inventory are produced and may never be used. Using a digital storage reduces the physical inventory and provides desired parts on-demand.
From raw material, part production to shipping and handling, using a digital library and additive manufacturing significantly lowers carbon footprint.
Digital Warehousing and Additive Manufacturing opens new possibilities and permits to manufacture complex oil and gas parts with specialized function, otherwise not possible to produce.
This part is a fuel atomizer for a steam boiler on a liquid natural gas (LNG) tanker. the engineers were able to radically redesign their conventional atomizers for significantly better performance.
This 3D printed atomizer features complex internal channels and oblong shaped holes, which could not be manufactured with traditional methods.
56 x 57 x 60 mm
316L Stainless Steel
Not possible to manufacture due to complexity.
This burner tip is used to shape the flame in industrial burners. It was originally cast in the 1950s, and the tooling has since been lost for it. When the customer needed a replacement, the quote for new tooling was in the tens of thousands of dollars.The engineers were able to recreate the part with properties similar to the original cast part, with no tooling cost or long lead times for the customer.
149 x 149 x 91 mm
316L Stainless Steel
671.00 $ (36% savings)
This impeller is used to flow corrosive chemicals through a pump. Impellers require complex vanes to optimize pressures in the pump for different fluids and applications. This custom impeller is designed to pump a specific chemical at a specified pressure, requiring these complex custom vanes.
With chemical impellers, Alloy 625 is the choice material for its chemical resistance and mechanical properties at extreme temperatures
109 x 99 x 22 mm
194.18 $ (64% savings)
Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries - Product and Service supply
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