James Alloys Ltd., a supplier of high value metal products, has started to offer reduced waiting times on its range of special metals products which they report to be crucial for subsea pipe laying and construction. The company has made it possible for nickel alloy, stainless steel and titanium banding systems to be delivered in under two months.
Nickel chromium alloy 625, which contains Molybdenum, is of special interest to the subsea industry as it can be used in subsea and high load marine environments, as well as chemical environments. Its toughened anti-corrosion properties make it uniquely resistant to crevice corrosion. With an additional good strength to weight ratio and exceptional resistance to corrosion from acid, harsh industrial chemicals, alkalis, and salt water this product seems to be the perfect choice for subsea application.
Managing Director Mr Mark Catlow noticed that the oil and gas industry increasingly demands high specification banding systems provided in as short a timescale as possible: “In the past year we have seen an impressive growth in orders from abroad and are now experiencing a comparable development from operators in the North Sea. This is leading to longer waiting times on orders and eventually can even cause delays. The ability to supply the same high quality products in a shorter time frame will give companies a competitive edge in terms of fulfilling customer requirements more quickly.”