P580 is a special non-mag, austenitic Mn-Cr-N-steel with a high pitting corrosion resistance, specifically developed for oilfield applications.
To learn more about P580 mechanical properties download the datasheet
Relative permeability: < 1,001
Transgranular SCC: Prevented by special surface treatments (Hammer peening, roller burnishing, shot peening).
Intergranular SCC: The occurrence of material sensitization is prevented by quenching after warmforging. Each collar is tested acc. to ASTM A 262, Pract. A and E, last edition.
Pitting Corrosion: Due to the very high chromium and nitrogen contents a excellent resistance to pitting corrosion is given. A PRE-value (PRE = Cr + 3,3.Mo + 16.N) of min. 37 is guaranteed.
Magnetic inspection: Drill collars are 100% tested by a proprietary probe-testing process using a Forster Magnetomat 1.782. ("Hot Spot"-test). Magnetic permeability of each collar is certified with the printout of probe-testing.
Ultrasonic inspection: Each collar is ultrasonically inspected over 100% of the volume according to ASTM E 114, last edition as a minimum level.
P580-Non-Mag Drill Collars meet all requirements of API Spec. 7.1, last edition. All tests are carried out according to ASTM-Standards, last editions.
Prepared / released: B. Holper- Date: June 2013