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Musante L.,University of the Sea | Martorello L.,University of the Sea | De Micco S.,University of the Sea | Tomba A.G.,Tenaris Siderca Research and Development | Galliano P.G.,University of the Sea
Proceedings UNITECR 2011 Congress: 12th Biennial Worldwide Conference on Refractories - Refractories-Technology to Sustain the Global Environment | Year: 2011

Hydration of basic refractory bricks for steelmaking vessel lining is an undesirable phenomenon that can lead to failure risk under operation. In these cases water can not only react with main oxide components such as MgO and CaO but also with carbides or other products that can be developed under operation. In this work the hydration resistance evolution of different refractory lining materials that are used in steelmaking vessels is evaluated though a set of lab tests. Results are discussed in terms of refractory materials preheating treatments, composition and microstructure.

Villasante J.A.,Tenaris Siderca Research and Development | Mantovano L.O.,Tenaris Siderca Research and Development | Ernst H.A.,Tenaris Siderca Research and Development | Pereyra M.G.,Tenaris Group
Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering | Year: 2015

Conventional solid sucker rods according to API 11B specification are widely used for rotating pumping, particularly to drive PCP Systems (progressive cavity pump systems) during the oil production. However, these products have been developed to work under axial alternating loads, and not under torsional loads. Thus, the use of these rods for rotating pumping has several limitations and disadvantages like a low yielding torque, insufficient backspin and fatigue resistance, showing low performance and resulting in high operative costs for artificial lift systems. Furthermore, the PCP System requires higher torque to work efficiently. For that reason, it is suitable to develop a new product with better performance to be used for this pumping system.This paper presents the development of a family of innovative products called "Hollow Sucker Rod" as a technical solution for PCP System. The development consisted of (i) design of the connection, (ii) manufacture of prototypes, (iii) full scale lab tests, and (iv) field trials.Some advantages of this new technology are: (i) high torque load to yielding, (ii) good fatigue resistance, (iii) high backspin resistance, (iv) less tubing wear, (v) increase in pumping rates, (vi) possibility to inject different kind of fluids by the inside of the "Hollow Sucker Rod", and (vii) easy to make up and install (conventional pulling ring). © 2015 Elsevier B.V.

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