Our IPSCO Koppel operation offers an extensive line of seamless tubular products. These products are manufactured at IPSCO Koppel's plant located in Ambridge, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh). IPSCO Koppel is a premier producer of seamless oil country tubular goods, drill pipe, coupling stock and line pipe used in the exploration, production and transmission of oil and natural gas.
Seamless products are manufactured from cast round billets produced in an electric arc furnace and ladle refining facilities located in Koppel, Pennsylvania. In Ambridge, solid cast round billets are heated in a rotary hearth furnace to temperatures over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Billets exit the rotary furnace to the piercer for conversion to tube hollows. Hollows move through our mandrel mill where wall thickness is generated through an 8-stand floating mandrel mill process. Tubes exit the mandrel mill to the stretch reduction mill where they are rolled to diameter. After the stretch mill process, tubes are cut to length for finishing. Finishing and further processing operations include Premium and API production tube upsetting, normalizing, quench and temper, straightening, threading, EMI Inspection, hydrotesting and coating.
Oil Country Tubular Goods
Production tubing is available in carbon and alloy grades in diameters ranging from 2 3/8 inches to 4 1/2 inches. Our seamless production tubing is available as a threaded and coupled product as well as plain end with a premium upset for a proprietary premium thread. Our production tubing products are manufactured to API and proprietary specifications.
Casing products are available in carbon and alloy grades in diameters of 4 1/2, 5 and 5 1/2 inches. Our casing products are manufactured to API specifications.
Semi-finished drill pipe is available in carbon and alloy grades in diameters ranging from 2 3/8 inches to 5 inches. Our seamless drill pipe can be ordered as green tube or as upset and heat-treated to API 5D grades.
Coupling stock is available in carbon and alloy grades in diameters ranging from 3.063 inches to 5.000 inches. Our coupling stock is manufactured to API specifications.
Line pipe products are available in carbon and micro-alloyed grades in nominal sizes ranging from 2 inches to 4 inches (2.375 inch to 4.5 inch O.D.). Our line pipe products are manufactured to various industry specifications, typically API 5L Grade B through X60. Higher strength material may be inquired.
Standard Wall Pipe
Standard wall pipe products are available in carbon grades in nominal sizes ranging from 2 inches to 4 inches (2.375 inch to 4.500 inch O.D.).
Mechanical tubing products are available in carbon and alloy grades in diameters ranging from 2.375 inches to 5.500 inches.