Safely extracting oil and gas with composites
Much of society is able to function because of the use of natural oil and gas. These are limited resources though, so many industries are seeking alternatives for producing energy. There is also the question of ethically sourcing oil and gas without harming the environment. However, until the day comes that we no longer need to use oil and gas, it will remain a booming industry.
Like it or not, oil and gas powers a good bit of our society, including vehicles, aircraft, our homes and our offices. And, the most efficient and safe way to get these resources from the Earth and to power facilities is with the use of composites.
How are composites used in the oil and gas industries?
Composites can be used in many different applications in the oil and gas industries. They’re primarily used in tanks, pipelines and in offshore drilling. Composites are ideal for these applications because they are resistant to corrosion.
Carbon fiber is a popular composite in the oil and gas industries because it is corrosion-resistant and has other beneficial properties, including:
- High strength
- Light weight
- Heat resistant
The demand for more oil and gas is growing, so there will be more of a need for carbon fiber and other composites in these industries. Since carbon fiber is strong, durable and corrosion-resistant, it is beneficial for the safety of the environment. One issue that oil and gas industries face is leaking in tanks and pipelines. Using carbon fibers can reduce the chances of these leaks from corrosion and environmental hazards.
They also perform well under extreme temperatures, which makes them useful in a variety of environments where oil and natural gas can be found.
Composites One is the leading composites distributor in the U.S. and Canada
If your business is involved in the drilling, storage or transportation of oil and gas, you should be using composite materials. Composites resist corrosion and help prevent leaks and other disasters that can be expensive for your business and negative for the environment.
Composites One has the composite materials you need to make this happen. We have thousands of composites available in 41 distribution centers across the United States and Canada. Contact us today to learn more about composites in the oil and gas industry.
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