Interpipe has begun producing a new product – ERW casing pipes in accordance with API 5CT standard. Interpipe NMPP successfully passed the certification audit and has been given the license to use the API monogram for its ERW OCTG product with diameter from 8 5/8” to 20 “ (H40, J55 steel grades, pipe estimated weight from 24 lb/ft to 94 lb/ft).
ERW casing pipes produced at Interpipe NMPP meet standard requirements and are applicable for the exploration and operation of oil and gas wells.
Fadi Hraibi, Chief Commercial Officer said: "The development of new products is key to success in the harsh conditions of today’s market. Mastering ERW casing pipes, as well as the start of steel billet sales enables us to extend Interpipe’s product portfolio to meet real market needs. For example, ERW casing pipes according to API 5CT are mostly requested in the North American market, as such Interpipe is looking forward to supplying ERW OCTG pipes to our existing and potential customers in the USA and Canada”.
Interpipe NMPP are also currently beginning to master ERW casing pipes with an outside diameter of 6-5/8”. Once accomplished Interpipe will certify the product according to API 5CT standard.
Interpipe is the integrated pipe and wheel Company, a member of the TOP 10 list of the world’s largest seamless pipes’ producers and the third largest producer of solid-rolled railway wheels in the world. The company’s products are marketed in more than 80 countries around the world through a network of sales offices located in key markets of the CIS, the Middle East, North America, and Europe.
In 2012 the company’s mills produced more than 1.1 million tons of pipe and wheel products.