Superior Tube to Provide Advanced Tubing for TEMA India FPSO Heat Exchangers
COLLEGEVILLE, USA--Superior Tube, a global leader in the manufacture of precision metal tubing for safety critical applications, has been awarded a contract from TEMA India Ltd to supply heat exchanger tubing for a new Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.
The vessel is among several commissioned by Brazilian energy giant Petrobras as part of its project to develop the oil reserves in the pre-salt fields in the Santos basin off the Brazilian coast. For the vessel’s heat exchangers, Superior Tube provided 37 kms of seamless alloy 625 tubing. Manufactured to the most stringent specifications, the tubing will undergo a rigorous testing process in order to meet high-quality requirements.
Representing an important step in the company’s strategy to expand its oil and gas business in the world’s major growth regions, this contract win was achieved as a result of a strong collaboration between Superior Tube and its sister mill, UK-based Fine Tubes, which has a well-established presence in India.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Superior Tube in providing the INCONEL 625 tubing for this prestigious project with Estaleiros do Brasil Ltda (EBR) and Toyo Engineering Corporation of Japan. It is the first FPSO project executed by an Indian company with Petrobras as the end client,” comments Haresh K. Sippy, Managing Director for TEMA India.
“The tubing has to meet stringent quality requirements and must have a very low wall thickness with a thickness / diameter ratio of 0.07 to 0.08. We are confident in Superior Tube’s ability to meet those requirements and look forward to a mutually beneficial and lasting business relationship,” he adds.
Superior Tube and Fine Tubes collectively are a unit of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with manufacturing and service facilities worldwide.