TMK hosts US industry standardization representatives
TMK, one of the world’s leading producers of tubular products for the oil and gas industry, held a working meeting with representatives from US industry standardization organisations – the American Petroleum Institute (API), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
At the meeting the parties discussed the development potential of ASTM Compass, an online industry portal providing customized access to standards, engineering publications, and online training. The participants also discussed the potential of connecting ASTM Compass with TMK’s own portal to provide the company with direct access to updates on changes in standards.
The US representatives also expressed interest in more active collaboration with Russian technical committees (TCs), in particular with TC 357 “Steel and Cast Iron Pipes and Cylinders”. TCs work with The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart).
During the meeting, the experts were shown samples of TMK’s products, including seamless casing, drill, and tubing pipes with TMK UP premium threaded connections, designed for hydrocarbon production and utilization in wells built in complex geological conditions.
TMK’s plants have been manufacturing tubular products to API standards for 25 yearsand the Company has actively worked with API on the development of industry standards for most of its history In 2007, TMK became the first Russian member of API to have voting rights.