What is Heat Treating?

What is Heat Treating?

Heat treating at TSC is a process whereby the molecular structure of metal tubes is altered by the application of heating and cooling. The altered molecular structure affects the physical properties of the material making it, for example, harder/softer or more/less flexible. TSC’s vast experience in heat treating combined with knowledge of the chemical make-up of a piece of steel are utilized in determining the temperature, soak time for heating, cooling and reheating the tubes in order to achieve a desired range of strength and workability.

Why Choose Heat Treating?

Why Choose Heat Treating?

Certain products, like API OCTG tubing, casing and drill pipe need to meet a strict set of performance requirements in order to function successfully in their intended environment. Heat treatment is a means of obtaining those parameters by altering tensile, yield, fatigue and impact strengths, ductility, hardness, and corrosion resistance to the desired values.

Our Heat Treating Process

Our Heat Treating Process

At TSC, we use gas furnaces during full length tube heat treating because they are efficient, reliable, and produce highly uniform results. These are essential ingredients when seeking to achieve a consistent set of mechanical properties throughout a run of pipe whether it is a small handful of mechanical tubes or thousands of pieces of production tubing. Our array of furnaces allows us to quench and temper, normalize, anneal, stress relieve and retemper tubes ranging in size from 1.315” to 10.000”.