Tube and Pipe Production

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.

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Know the chemistry, know the process, know the test - TheFabricator.com

Know the chemistry, know the process, know the test

September 6, 2013

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For tube and pipe producers, testing the product on the mill is necessary, but not necessarily optimal. The line speed might be too slow, the mill might have some maintenance issues, and other factors can interfere with online testing. For these reasons, many supplement the online test with an offline test.

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Axis Pipe and Tube begins construction on new plant

August 29, 2013

Axis Pipe and Tube Inc., a division of The Prolamsa Group, has broken ground in Bryan, Texas, for a new pipe and tube facility. The company will invest more than $150 million in the new plant. By mid-2014, the 183-acre facility will produce more than 300,000 tons annually of ERW energy tubular...

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AP&T names new CEO

August 28, 2013

Sweden-based AP&T, a supplier of automation, presses, tools, and complete production lines to the international sheet metal and tube forming industry, has named Magnus Baarman as its new CEO, succeeding Tord Andersson, who is stepping down after serving for 20 years. Baarman's most recent...

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Brandt names Patech as distributor in Turkey

July 24, 2013

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., a supplier of finishing floor solutions for steel tube and pipe manufacturers, Regina, Sask., has named Patech Eng. Co. as the authorized distributor for its tube and pipe equipment in Turkey. Patech's main areas of business include OCTG, drill pipe, line pipe, and...

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Using fiber lasers for stainless steel tube and pipe - TheFabricator.com

Using fiber lasers for stainless steel tube and pipe

July 19, 2013

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Tube and pipe producers have relied on GTAW and plasma for many decades, and CO2 lasers for more than a decade, but recently another choice has emerged: Fiber lasers. Relying on a solid fiber rather than a gas to generate the laser beam isn’t ideal for every material and wall thickness, but it will change the industry in a profound way.

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Atlas Tube sponsors UIC team for 2013 ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference - TheFabricator.com

Atlas Tube sponsors UIC team for 2013 ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference

July 15, 2013

Atlas Tube, Chicago, a division of JMC Steel Group, sponsored the eight-member University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) steel bridge team at this year's Great Lakes Student Conference, hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Atlas donated $1,000 to the UIC ASCE Student Chapter...

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OCTG producer installs fourth Thermatool seam annealer

July 15, 2013

A North American producer of OCTG has completed the installation of a fourth Thermatool® seam annealer for the manufacture of API line pipe. The fourth annealer will help increase mill tonnage to meet the growing demands of the OCTG industry....

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Fine Tubes joins with Superior Tube

July 11, 2013

Fine Tubes, a U.K.-based manufacturer of metal tubing for the aerospace, medical, chemical, nuclear power, and oil and gas sectors, has partnered with metal tubing manufacturer Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa. Both companies are owned by Watermill Group. Through Superior Tube, Fine Tubes now can...

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SMS Meer to supply pipe mill for Corinth Pipeworks

June 25, 2013

Corinth Pipeworks, Athens, Greece, has signed a contract with SMS Meer, Germany, for the supply of a JCOE® large-diameter pipe mill for longitudinally welded pipes. This investment expands Corinth’s product line to help meet demand for high-strength pipes for oil and gas extraction and transit....

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Rafter ships weld box - TheFabricator.com

Rafter ships weld box

June 20, 2013

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has shipped an RT-7000 weld squeeze box for a North American API pipe producer. The box is part of an upgrade to the customer's existing HFI pipe mill. It is sized for up to 10.75-in.-OD by 0.50-in.-wall HSLA steel pipe. The design includes motorized...

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Siemens to install quenching, tempering equipment at Borusan Mannesmann

June 13, 2013

Siemens, Washington, D.C., will provide Borusan Mannesmann, a Turkish steel pipe manufacturer, with FCE – F&D Furnace Technologies quenching and tempering equipment for its first U.S. location. Borusan is building a new ERW pipe mill and accompanying heat treatment plant in Baytown, Texas, to...

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AK Tube plant recognized for safety performance

June 4, 2013

The Walbridge, Ohio, plant of AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel, has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Northwest...

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Synalloy's Bristol Metals subsidiary files antidumping petitions

May 22, 2013

Synalloy Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., a holding company owning subsidiaries that engage in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, has announced that its Bristol Metals LLC subsidiary, joined...

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Pillar Induction delivers heating system for austenitizing pipe

May 21, 2013

Pillar Induction, Brookfield, Wis., has commissioned a new 11.8-MW induction heating installation at a pipe producer in the southwestern U.S. The installation comprises 18 induction heating coils providing progressive heating of 2.375- to 7- in.-OD pipe with production up to 35 metric tons/hr. The...

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Process demagnetizes large pipes

May 16, 2013

Schuler, in cooperation with Maurer Magnetic, has developed a process that can demagnetize large pipes during their production. According to the manufacturer, this improves weld quality, enabling pipelines to withstand much greater pressures. In the patented process, the welded pipes are pushed...

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