Shot peening commercial metal can increase its lifespan dramatically. For example, spring life can increase by up to 200 percent.
Because metal is used in a variety of equipment in industries such as oil and gas, by default, peening also increases the lifespan of the equipment.
Why is Peening Important?
Consider three ways that a peened finish can improve oil and gas equipment life.
1. Prevents Cracking, Fretting, and Galling
When metal cracks, it automatically becomes weaker. Weak metal causes equipment to break quickly, which could be costly for equipment and part repair, project downtime, and worker’s pay. You can avoid this by peening the metal, giving it a longer lifespan right from the start.
Some companies overlook peening and think it’s unnecessary, but this finishing treatment can save both time and money. Cracked metal can hinder equipment life and overall performance, and it can easily be avoided by peening.
2. Creates a Beautiful Finished Texture
The way your metal looks and feels is a large part of why it’s going to sell. No one wants to buy metal that doesn’t look or feel nice.
Peening gives metal that nice, smooth finish that customers want to place in their equipment. When you see metal that is professional-looking, smooth, and softly textured, that is because it’s been professionally peened. You won’t be able to get metal to look like that with any other method.
3. No Tensile Stress
Peening allows the metal part to be curved or straightened without any tensile stress. This is very important to create time and cost-savings for manufacturers.
When the metal can move naturally without any other tools, it can be used for many different purposes in oil and gas. Additionally, peened metal with no tensile stress will be more durable in the long run.
Use our Peening Services for Your Metal Parts
Our dedicated customer service team is available to discuss your shot peening needs for metal parts used in your oil and gas equipment.
We have the fastest turnaround time in the industry and we will perform the shot peening service with unbelievable attention to detail to deliver the ideal peened finish for your metal parts. Contact us today to inquire about shot peening parts to improve equipment life.