Titanium alloys in offshore subsea production systems

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  • Published: January 1996
  • REF/ISBN: 9781870553254
  • Status: Current

This publication reports results from a survey, predominantly of oil companies, to assess the industry's attitude to the use of titanium in offshore applications and to identify whether research and development work is needed to address uncertainties relevant to its use in this area.

The report includes a brief history of titanium and some of the main factors to be considered when using it in offshore oil and gas systems. It considers in more detail, applications where titanium offers advantages and presents the results of a survey amongst oil companies on their opinions of the future use of the material. The main grades are briefly reviewed and various potential applications, along with research requirements are identified.

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