16” PQF® seamless tube plant for top quality standards
Franco-Japanese joint venture Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil (VSB) erected a massive plant with an annual capacity of 600,000 t in the Brazilian province of Minas Gerais. The continuous caster and ladle furnace come from SMS Concast; the PQF® seamless tube mill from SMS group.
The new plant enables VSB to produce high-quality oilfield tubulars suitable for installation at very low submarine depths. SMS group supplied all the key components of the rolling mill equipment:
- Cone-type piercer
- 6-stand PQF® mill
- Extracting mill
- Sizing mill
- CARTA® technology system
- Utilities systems and automation
|Production process||PQF® ACO-type|
|Capacity||600,000 t/year (240t/h)|
|Diameters produced||6 5/8" ‒ 16"|
|Wall thickness||6.3 ‒ 35.0 mm|
|Products||Casings, tubings, line pipes, mechanicals|
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