The construction of fossil-fueled power plants always involves the planning, design and control of water-steam cycles. Steel tubes and pipes in a wide range of materials and dimensions are among the key components for the proper operation of these power plants.
No matter which part of a power plant you look at – there are bound to be tubes with either water or steam flowing through them. Like veins, they ensure safe and reliable power plant operation and thus contribute decisively to reliable energy supplies.
Modern power plants achieve higher efficiency through ever higher process temperatures and pressures. This benefits the environment and helps to keep energy costs in check. On the technical side, this means continuously increasing demands on the materials used for tube and pipe production.
As the No. 1 producer of tube and pipe for the energy market, Vallourec is heavily involved in the development and launch of new materials. We are already working at full steam on the next generation of materials to safeguard tomorrow's energy supplies.