TUBE NEWS TN January 2018 - Page 5

Whatever the application, the key requirement is meeting the high-performance criteria required in the most hostile environments, thereby minimising the risk to the operator and reducing the ultimate cost of ownership by manufacturing to the very highest accuracy, quality and integrity. The industry’s growing optimism was evident at the recent ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi where Fine Tubes showcased its latest range of high performance products. The Fine Tubes booth experienced an unexpectedly high number of visitors and generated strong interest in the company’s portfolio of precision tubes in stainless steel, titanium and nickel alloys. Numerous successful meetings indicated a cautious optimism and that the downturn is approaching its end. AMETEK SMP - the division of which Fine Tube is a part – is a global leader in the manufacture of a range of specialty metal products, ranging from precision metal tubes, high-purity strip, foil, ultra-thin foil, shaped wire, high-purity metal powders, master alloys and clad metals. All of the six companies within SMP are niche specialists wit h a record of serving the oil and gas industry. The breadth of what SMP offers as a one-stop solution provider of specialty metal solutions for critical applications is yet another string to the bow of Fine Tubes as the company prepares itself for the upturn. . TUBE NEWS January 2018 5