MIC AND THE OIL, GAS AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY
The major problem of premature failures is not necessarily the cost of repairing the items, but the loss of operating time. Any technique where premature failure can be prevented and the times between overhaul periods extended must be a consideration in today's cost conscious market. This is particularly relevant to the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry where components are exposed to harsh environments and operating conditions.
Preventing component failure
Metal Improvement Company (MIC) are specialists in enhancing the performance and extending the life of critical components such as turbines, pumps, compressors, steel tubing systems, welded structures and assembles by solving the issues of metal and corrosion fatigue, stress corrosion cracking, fretting, spalling and wear. These failures account for more service and maintenance stoppages than any other issues relating to engineered components.
Our range of specialist surface treatments form an integral part of the manufacturing process and are designed to reduce maintenance and whole life costs by extending plant and equipment life, examples of these surface treatments include controlled shot peening, laser shock peening, Everlube® coatings and thermal spray technology as detailed below.
Where it is not practical to process components through our network of divisions, we also have specialist onsite crews who can be mobilized at short notice to a specific worldwide location in order to undertake processing to the same high quality standard using mechanically controlled equipment. Our teams are experienced in dealing with site conditions and complying by the strict controls necessary to conduct the processing onsite.
In order to meet the demands of the latest oil and gas requirements we now have in place AS9100 Rev C, NADCAP and ISO 9001/2008 approvals as well as numerous prime customer approvals. For our Everlube® Products an experienced NACE quality team, also a new suite of dedicated electrostatic spray equipment, desiccant air dryers, 5 x 4m oven and 7 x 5m spray booth as well as a full range of laboratory testing and process verification procedures.
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