Quality Management Systems and Digitalisation 101 Part 1
In your workplace or business, you may have heard or shared phrases like “plan, do, check, act” or “say what we do, do what we say, prove it, improve it”. Though simple, these statements speak to the underlying aims of a quality management system (QMS). In fact, they provide a useful context through which we...
November 17, 2023
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The Future of Low-Carbon Energy Applications and Technologies
As the pressure to reach net zero by 2050 mounts, the utility of low-carbon energy applications and technologies is becoming more and more apparent for the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) industry. At present, the main sources of low-carbon energy are wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and nuclear power. The first four rely on renewable inputs...
October 9, 2023
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The Importance of Metallurgy for Linepipe
The role played by linepipe in supporting the international distribution of energy cannot be understated. The reliability, durability and performance of these essential pieces of infrastructure is only made possible by the precise science of metallurgy. By applying their knowledge of metals and alloys to the context of linepipe manufacturing, expert metallurgists are able to...
September 8, 2023
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Supply Chain Management Cost Reduction Strategies
With OCTG, it’s essential to ensure that the right materials are available at the right time, in the right place, and at the right cost. To do this, you need to have a solid understanding of supply chain management, a skill set that involves the coordination of all activities involved in the production and delivery...
July 11, 2023
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The Role of OCTG in the Decarbonisation Effort – Carbon Capture
Decarbonisation refers to the process of reducing human-generated CO₂ emissions through innovative solutions and environmentally sound practices. The ultimate goal is to eliminate them completely, with the 2015 Paris Agreement stipulating a goal of net carbon neutrality by 2050. This doesn’t mean that CO₂ will no longer be produced, but that its production will be...
June 1, 2023
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