Shaped Charges for Wall Perforation
AMETEK SMP produces Copper-Nickel-Tin strip materials offering ductility for forming into shaped charge liners for the perforation of oil and gas well liners. The material is produced through our wrought powder compaction process which imparts properties allowing the material to virtually ‘disappear’ upon activating the charge. The material is well suited to “big hole” applications are leaves little residue (commonly referred to as ‘carrots’ or ‘slugs’).
The materials currently used for these applications are AMETEK’s PFINODAL® and AM-388® products.
Additionally, AMETEK carries both Tungsten and Copper powders and maintains the capability to blend these powders for customizing chemistries for deep hole penetration applications.