Siemens: Arvedi ESP process permits direct production of pipeline steels
Strips rolled at Arvedi meet requirements for grades up to X70
On the ESP line installed by Siemens at Acciaieria Arvedi S.p.A. in Cremona, Italy, ultra-thin hot strip and highly sophisticated steel grades up to X70 in compliance with the API (American Petroleum Institute) standard can be produced without additional fine-tuning adjustments. According to a study by the Italian material research institute CSM (Centro Sviluppo Materiali), the hot strip produced recently meets the applicable requirements for tensile strength, microstructure and transition temperature. Thus, the hot strip produced by the ESP process invented by Arvedi is suitable for applications in the oil and gas industries, even under tough climate conditions.