Sandvik’s seamless austenitic stainless steel hydraulic and instrumentation tube and pipe products in grade Sandvik 254 SMO (UNS S31254) for use in oil and gas applications have been successfully been qualified according to NORSOK M650 edition 4 for the MDS R18 and MDS R11 standards. The NORSOK standards are developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to ensure adequate safety, value adding and cost effectiveness for petroleum industry developments and operations.
Sandvik’s new tube mill in Sweden for hydraulic and instrumentation tubing has achieved the qualification for type Sandvik 254 SMO for it full range production program in the new mill.
“To qualify against NORSOK is a milestone and a prerequisite to be a serious player in the oil and gas market, especially in the North Sea region. We already have NORSOK approval for tubes in larger dimensions and now we are filling the gap for smaller dimensions. That being said, we also see NORSOK growing into other regions,” said Andreas Furukrona, Global Product Manager for hydraulic and instrumentation tubing at Sandvik. “We are also just about to upgrade our stock of Sandvik 254 SMO to make it fully NORSOK qualified.”