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Renewable Energy OEMs Are Forging The Future With Scot Forge

At Scot Forge, we know how critical component reliability is to this sector of the energy industry. When companies extract, store, pipe or ship these fuels worldwide, the environment depends on critical components performing as expected when needed. We create precision-crafted, Forged Solutions, which our customers use when quality can’t be compromised. Many aspects of nonrenewable energy demand parts to withstand unforgiving environments with no room for error or failure, which is why OEMs turn to Scot Forge.

Fossil fuels provide heat, light, electricity and many ingredients for things we use every day, such as plastics. They are relatively inexpensive to extract and, according to the Central Intelligence Agency, the world generates more than 66% of its electricity from fossil fuels and another 8% from nuclear energy.

Energy Industry Forged Parts

At Scot Forge, we can forge shapes for every portion of the conventional energy process. From mining and drilling to converting, shipping and storing conventional energy from natural resources, we forge generators, compressors, gearboxes, heat exchangers, blowers and more.

  • Shafts: connecting rods for large diesel engines, industrial gas turbines and control rod drive mechanisms (CRDMs)
  • Hollow Tubes: energy storage casings, reactor pressure vessels (RPVs), boiling water reactors (BWRS), nuclear waste storage containers and small modular reactors (SMR
  • Discs & Blanks: nuclear grid blanks and industrial gas turbines, impellers, tube sheets and nozzles
  • Complex Shapes: Nuclear waste storage container hatching
  • Additional Shapes: Casings, spacers, centrifuge bowls, bearing blocks, shells and transition cones
  • Rings: pump bearings and seals, Inconel end rings, crane gears

Oil & Gas

Extracting, such as deep-sea drill or fracking, and refining, such as petrochemical or oil refinement, require components to withstand high heat, pressure and corrosive environments during these processes, making forgings an ideal choice for the Oil & Gas industry power production. As crude oil is a fossil fuel that's used to make gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, heating oil, lubricating oils and asphalt, our team understands that on-time delivery can be just as critical as part reliability. From ram and annular blowout preventers (bodies, doors/bonnets) to pinions and bull gears, our forgings exceed expectations.

Natural Gas

Mining natural gas is a process that looks the same as drilling for oil. Rock formations that contain natural gas deposits are drilled into until the gas deposit is located, with different places containing different types of natural gas:

  1. Conventional natural gas is in large cracks and spaces in rock formations
  2. Shale gas or unconventional natural gas is in tiny pores within rocks
  3. Associated natural gas is in crude oil deposits

Freshly mined natural gas contains natural gas liquids (NGLs) like ethane, propane, butanes, pentanes and water vapor. This wet natural gas is then processed to remove the NGLs from the methane, which is then used for fuel. From drill heads for mining gas to hollow tubes for piping natural gas, our decades of experience, along with the time-tested relationships we have built with finishing shops, gives us the ability to help you reduce your material costs and allow us to support you and your timelines.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear power is the energy derived from a component of uranium called U-235. While uranium is not a fossil fuel because it is a common metal found in rocks, it's still considered a nonrenewable resource because U-235 is a rare uranium component. Our forgings support projects from nuclear reactor components and small modular reactors (SMRs) to radioactive waste storage and transport with unwavering reliability for the most critical applications. From new projects or maintenance to critical or time-sensitive situations, we understand the criticality of getting your parts to you on time with 100 percent compliance to the purchase order.

Coal

Even as the world moves toward renewable energy, coal is still one of the top energy-producing resources in the world, second to oil. On the other hand, in terms of electricity, coal generates more than 23 percent of the world's electricity mix, according to OurWorldData.org.

There are four types of coal:

Met Coal (Coke Coal)

  1. Anthracite coal with the highest heating value contains 86-97 percent carbon and is used in the metals industry.

  2. Bituminous coal is the most copious type found in the United States and contains 45-86 percent carbon, often used to generate energy and make iron and steel

Thermal Coal
  1. Subbituminous coal with the lowest heat value contains 35-45 percent carbon.

  2. Lignite coal has the most moisture and lowest energy content; it contains 25-35 percent carbon and is used to generate electricity.

With expertise in forging components for mining, which are found in the biggest trucks globally, draglines and electric rope shovels, along with competencies in concrete and asphalt industries, we offer a partnership that includes more than just manufacturing. We have the engineering skills to keep the mines running and the energy flowing.

On-Time Delivery - Our Priority

With a long history of working in the industry, we understand how crucial on-time delivery can be. The Scot Forge Power Generation Services Team is well-versed in the pre- and post-award requirements, from material-process plans to NDE procedures. We know the right steps to take in order to deliver your product on time.

Emergency Response

Our Power Generation Services Team knows that in times of unplanned outages or critical situations, thousands—if not millions—of dollars can be lost each day. As a result, we have established an emergency response program that allows for daily entry of breakdown and rush orders for immediate production response.

A Vast Inventory of Materials

We maintain an extensive inventory of ferrous and non-ferrous materials and can quickly provide vacuum degassed air melt, ESR or VAR for improved cleanliness levels. Our parts are supplied using the highest-quality material available. Power generation-specific materials include carbon, alloy, stainless steel, copper base, nickel base and custom-melt alloys that meet OEM specifications.

Flexible Sizes, Shapes and Quantities

No matter the grade of material or shape and size of the part, our facilities are designed to support both single-piece and high-volume manufacturing.

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Scot Forge Difference

At Scot Forge, we know the importance of getting your parts on-time, as expected. However, for customers new to procuring forgings, ordering a forging that will meet all specifications for end-use applications may be a challenge, which is why finding a trusted supplier and partner is essential. Our employee-owners are here to ensure your project stays on track with our forgings by offering:

Pro Tip - Did you know near-net shapes can save you time and money? Oftentimes, a customer calls to order a disc, which they will later machine down to a more shaped part. By working with our technically trained sales team you can get as close to your finished product shape as possible to optimize your production process. 

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