Wire is used in a variety of applications and it can sometimes be confusing to determine which type of wire is best for the job. Even though there are numerous wire products, Loos wants to make your selection easier! We have taken some time to provide a detailed overview of four wire products offered at Loos and Company: safety lock wire, knitting wire, well measuring line, and well screen wire. Knowing the differences between these wire products will help narrow down your wire product search! Continue reading to learn about the capabilities and applications of these four products.
Safety wire is annealed and designed specifically for critical applications, such as aerospace, military, and high vibration environments. Safety lock wire is a vital component in these applications as far too often, a bolt, nut, or screws loosen in a product and can lead to failure. Flight controls, safety controls, and other critical assemblies cannot afford for this to occur, which is why safety locking wire is used. Safety locking wire is annealed and threaded through fasteners to counteract the torque force of a fastener attempting to back off. You can rely on lock wire to stay in place and prevent application failures.
Knitting wire is primarily used in the manufacturing of knitted wire mesh and other similar products. Knitting wire is drawn in a multi-step process which creates a wide range of available wire diameters with various tensile strengths and mechanical properties. Loos has access to knitting products through Central Wire Industries. If you want to learn more about knitting wire, visit CWI's Tech-Mesh website here.
Wire line or slickline, often referred to as well measuring line, is a single end wire used to measure well depths and lower measuring devices into a well. Well measuring lines typically have high minimum break strength. For example, .125” line made from 302 stainless steel has a minimum breaking strength of 2724 lbs. It is crucial to buy well measuring lines that protect against the physical abuse frequently encountered in oil and gas wells. Loos has access to well measuring lines through Central Wire Industries. To learn more about well measuring lines, visit CWI's GD™ – SUPA® Slicklines website here.
Well screen wires are used to filter out sediment while fighting against well screen corrosion. These wire products are necessary as they ensure your screens will be able to withstand the harshest of well conditions. Without proper screen wire, the liquid being extracted from wells can create harsh conditions and lead to corrosion of screen material. If well screens are damaged, wells are heavily affected as sediment begins to find ways of entering well pipes.
Alongside safety lock wire, knitting wire, well measuring line, and well screen wire, Loos offers information on numerous other wire products. If you would like to learn more about our other wire products or more about the capabilities and applications of these four wire products, you can visit our detailed webpage here. Alternatively, if you have any questions, our team is happy to help! Reach out to us by email at email@example.com or by phone at (860) 928-7981.