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TechView Set Yourself Up for Success in Oil & Gas


Te outlook for the oil & gas industry appears to be very positive for 2014 and 2015, which is good news since it is one of the world’s largest industries. As high accu- racy and tight tolerances are required on machined parts, revenues in this industry tend to be invested in new technol- ogy to increase production and improve product quality. All markets in manufacturing have been affected by the lack of skilled workers and oil & gas is no different. Products and technology that help less experienced workers increase part accuracy and productivity will help offset this situation.


Higher Accuracy, Tighter Tolerances Parts machined for the oil


& gas industry range from the smallest couplings, valves, pipes and blow-out preventers (BOPs) up to larger parts, including mud pumps and well heads. As drilling goes deeper, parts get heavier and the equip- ment needs to handle more pressure. In turn this means higher accuracy and tighter tolerances are required on machined parts. Having a high-resolution, high-accuracy CNC and drive system combination provides a distinct advantage. Additionally, reli- ability to prevent downtime of machine tools is also a key factor as backlogs are currently very high in the industry— anything that pushes out deliveries even


High accuracy and tight tolerances and the flexibility to rework parts effectively are es- sential and selecting a CNC with a high MTBF (mean time between failure) and a low MTTR (mean time to repair) are equally critical.


Certified Education Reports are that


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Unlike in the past, today operators with little or no experience can repair threads thanks to improve- ments in programming.


further is not good for business. Some oil & gas parts, especially the


BOP, over months and years of service have a tendency to wear out as water, rock and mud wear on the surfaces. In order to restore the parts to as-new condition, companies weld new material to the worn areas and then remachine the parts to the original specifications.


many of the leading companies in the O&G industry have ambitious plans to hire new work- ers in 2014. As it relates to CNC metalcutting, the issue is finding qualified, trained ma- chine operators in the traditional O&G areas of the country. Training of new inexperienced operators can be costly and some companies are unwilling to take on that expense. While finding expe-


rienced operators can be difficult, companies


prefer candidates with experience using the industry’s leading CNC system. Tose operators can hit the ground run- ning and be productive from day one. Due to industry demand, educators are starting to upgrade their CNC education programs in order to qualify students to be productive right out of the gate for industry leading jobs. Employers are


Energy Manufacturing 2014 33 J.R. Quiles


Heavy Industry Program Manager FANUC America Hoffman Estates, IL


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