The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.
September 1, 2009
Most tube and pipe producers weld the seam as it is—without additives or fillers—and risk the problems associated with oxidation. A specially formulated brazing flux, in liquid or paste form, dissolves and removes oxides, prevents re-oxidation, and helps transfer weld heat to the seam.
August 5, 2009
High production threading of tube and pipe for use by the petroleum industry is accomplished using either mechanically actuated or digitally controlled, carbide tooled machines. The most effective way to deal with residual stress is to full body anneal each tube prior to machining; however, this may not be economically possible. One alternative is to limit the amount of energy that the tube is subjected to during machining. An examination of the cutting tools that are used to produce threaded product will reveal how the shape of the insert may affect the deformation of the tube.
June 30, 2009
Bystronic (sheet metal processing systems) and the BLM GROUP (tube processing systems) have formed an alliance to work closely together in market development.The alliance between the two groups is...
May 26, 2009
U.S. producers comprising the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC) have noted that, despite the significant recession in the United States, imports of stainless steel pipe and...
May 12, 2009
Prolamsa USA has begun production of mechanical tubing at its first U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Laredo, Texas. The facility produces mechanical tubing from 1/2 to 2-1/2 in. and includes a...
April 23, 2009
TMK IPSCO was notified yesterday by the United Steelworkers and its Local 1870 that union members at the company's Wilder, Ky., plant have ratified the tentative labor agreement reached last week. The...
April 14, 2009
Production flexibility can enable a tube and pipe producer to expand its offerings and customer base and increase its chances of survival in a down economy. One way to achieve this flexibility is to upgrade the operation's flying shear component.