TPCO America Corporation, located in Corpus Christi, Texas, has contracted SMS Meer, Germany for the supply of a new 10 ¾” tube mill with PQF® rolling technology. The plant will produce oil country tubular goods (OCTG) for the crude oil and natural gas industry in the region. The customer decided in favor of the SMS Meer plant due to the high quality of the tubes and energy savings during production. It is already the fifth PQF plant that SMS Meer has supplied to TPCO.
“In the meantime we have vast experience with the PQF technology from SMS Meer and are very satisfied with the quality of the tubes, the productivity and the energy efficiency of the machines,” said Vice General Manager of the TPCO international purchasing company,Zhang Chun Feng.
The PQF mill is designed for a maximum tube diameter of 273.1 millimeters. Core components of the plant supplied by SMS Meer are the cone-type piercer, the PQF mill, the extracting mill and the sizing mill.
The first tube is scheduled to be rolled at TPCO America on October 1, 2014.