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Recent growth in oil drilling and gas extraction to serve the energy market has increased the demand for Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). At the same time, global product standards pertaining to pipe and tube testing — including ANSI/API Spec 5L, ISO 3183:2012, ISO 6892-1:2009, ASTM A370, and ASTM E8M — are evolving to facilitate global standardization, which creates a challenge for pipe and tube manufacturers. Instron® testing systems are designed to meet these developing challenges of the Pipe and Tube Industry.
Continuing growth within key industries for sheet metal producers, such as the automotive industry, means that production needs to increase to meet the demand, especially for aluminum production. More advanced materials are being produced to ensure minimum mass to strength ratios can be achieved and are continually aiming for more lightweight metals. The result is an increase in strength of these metals, which can cause issues for legacy systems that were not built to meet these challenges. At the same time, global testing standards – including ISO6892-1 and ASTM E8/E8M – have developed and when coupled with the latest technology, can help to meet these challenges.
Big River Steel
Fort Wayne Metals
North American Stainless
Universal Stainless & Alloy