Oil & Gas Industry

he petrochemical industry uses large machines for refineries and drilling rigs. This line of work relies on well-machined, precise-fitting parts. Without a perfect fit, issues such as valve leaks, piston failures, or cylinder malfunctions could arise. To achieve efficient facilities, petrochemical companies need components made from the most precise CNC machines.

Drilling rigs are another place where parts must have a high tolerance. Unlike other facilities, drilling rigs operate in isolated areas. If a CNC component fails to work as it should, getting a replacement or repair could take days away from production. Parts produced for use on rigs must work well the first time and continue operations well into the future, even in the presence of salt spray from the sea, dust from the desert or snow from the northern plains.

Components used in the oil and gas industry that CNC machining can produce include parts for pipelines, refineries and rigs, including:

  • Pins
  • Rods
  • Valves
  • Pistons
  • Cylinders
  • Drill bits

The oil and gas industry moves at a speed that requires rapid turnarounds and occasional high-volume part processing. CNC machine industry benefits for this sector include the ability to create specialty products for job sites. Additionally, CNC operations can produce large or small pieces for the industry, as well as the components needed for electronic gears that are becoming increasingly popular in the oil and gas sector.