Advanced Petrochemical Solutions
Morgan Advanced Materials manufactures a range of components ideally suited to the uniquely demanding operating environments found in the global petrochemical industry.
The Group’s products and materials are routinely chosen to fulfil critical applications for on and offshore exploration, drilling and downstream processing thanks to their resistance to chemical and physical wear, corrosion and extreme heat.
For example, due to their unique microstructure, the Group’s zirconia materials exhibit a property known as ‘transformational toughening’ which makes them exceptionally strong and resistant to corrosion and abrasion. The Group uses them to engineer hard-wearing parts for pumps, drilling machinery and specialist fluids handling equipment.
Morgan has also responded to the drive to reduce cost by designing systems with larger pipe diameters which require fewer devices overall by enhancing its capability to manufacture balls up to DN250 in diameter for severe service valves from its acclaimed Nilcra® zirconia-based material which delivers exceptional strength and toughness together with erosion and corrosion resistance. This compares with a previous maximum size of DN150.
While physical properties are vital, accuracy and precision on performance cannot be compromised either. Morgan’s new high-accuracy sensors for the oil & gas extraction sector harness the unique capabilities of its proprietary piezoelectric materials meaning they can provide reliable sensing and monitoring in high-temperature environments above 200ºC.
Suitable for applications from custody transfer to gas flow monitoring, the sensors draw on the proven properties of lead zirconate titanate (PZT). With a compact footprint and boasting the extremely high sensitivity required – especially in natural gas applications - the sensors are capable of measuring high and low flow extremely accurately.