Tube and Pipe Fabrication Products

The tube and pipe fabrication technology area covers sawing (band, circular, and friction) and other cutting processes, such as abrasive, flame, laser, oxyfuel, plasma, and waterjet. It also discusses forming processes, including bending and end forming. Finally, it includes a handful of miscellaneous processes, such as trimming, beveling, finning, grooving, threading, and spinning.

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Borescopes extendible for tube, pipe inspections - TheFabricator.com

Borescopes extendible for tube, pipe inspections

July 10, 2013

Lenox Instrument Co. offers sectional, extendible, modular borescopes for tube and pipe inspections. Users can add extender sections to provide long working lengths up to 120 ft. The borescopes, available in diameters of 0.91, 1.38, 1.77, and 2.76 in., allow identification of flaws as small as...

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GTAW rod eliminates gas purging in pipe welding - TheFabricator.com

GTAW rod eliminates gas purging in pipe welding

July 10, 2013

Cor-Met Inc. offers QWP flux-coated GTAW rod for pipe welding. It forms a slag on the backside of a pipe, protecting the weld from oxidation and eliminating the need for gas purging and backing. Available grades are 308H, 308L, 309L, 316L, 347, 2209, 625, 80SB2 /B6 / B8, and 90SB9. Special...

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Flaw detection system uses guided-wave technology - TheFabricator.com

Flaw detection system uses guided-wave technology

June 20, 2013

Olympus has introduced the UltraWave™ LRT, a flaw detection system that uses guided-wave technology to perform long-range inspections on pipes and pipelines. The NDT technique inspects and localizes areas of potential degradation, such as corrosion and metal loss. The technology is based...

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Cylinders handle difficult tube punching applications - TheFabricator.com

Cylinders handle difficult tube punching applications

June 18, 2013

Multicyl cylinders are suitable for custom tube piercing applications. Their compact design, positional versatility, and self-adjusting stroke enable radial punching, punching multiple tube walls, and punching tubes with challenging shapes. The machines require a supply of shop air. The company...

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Tools, equipment help increase pipe weld prep accuracy

June 13, 2013

E.H. Wachs offers weld prep tools designed to cut, bevel, J-prep, counterbore, flange face, and single point pipes from 2 to 72 in. OD. They use a cold cutting process that eliminates the hazards related to torch cutting and grinding, which is important when volatile hydrocarbons are present. The...

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Machine combines 3-D pipe cutting, roller bed

June 12, 2013

HGG has introduced the SPC-RB CNC pipe cutting machine. The chuck-driven machine incorporates a roller bed, eliminating the need for a crane and making it suitable for use in pipe works, steel structures, and offshore structures. The combination of a roller bed and a chuck enables the user to...

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Freeform bending process handles large radii - TheFabricator.com

Freeform bending process handles large radii

June 6, 2013

Schwarze-Robitec has developed a freeform bending concept for all-electric tube bending machines in the CNC 40 E TB MR to CNC 160 E TB MR series. The technology allows the creation of large bending radii and variable-radius paths on tubes and profiles. The system achieves high repeat accuracy...

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High-strength, wear-resistant special steels available in tubes, hollow sections

May 29, 2013

Ruukki has developed special steels for applications in which tubes or hollow sections are required. Raex 400 wear-resistant steel's martensitic, homogenous microstructure throughout the tube wall helps to provide long life for wearing parts. The cold-formed steel tube is nearly three times harder...

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Tube fin removal tool peels rapidly for tube inspection - TheFabricator.com

Tube fin removal tool peels rapidly for tube inspection

May 23, 2013

The Fin MILLHOG® tube fin removal tool from Esco Tool is designed to peel back 4 in. of fin in less than 2 min. to permit rapid inspection and X-ray of the weld for quality control. Suitable for tube repair and replacement, this portable tool mounts rigidly in the tube ID, has no reaction...

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Pipe notcher suitable for double-corner joints - TheFabricator.com

Pipe notcher suitable for double-corner joints

May 14, 2013

Scotchman Industries has introduced the Almi AL100U-02 pipe notcher/grinder. Made for high-production notching of gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes, it produces accurate copes quickly and is suitable for double-corner joints. The machine operates at high speeds to prevent...

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Valves, fittings offer control in demanding environments - TheFabricator.com

Valves, fittings offer control in demanding environments

May 14, 2013

To service surface and subsea installation, process instrumentation and controls, chemical injection, and testing equipment applications, Swagelok Co. has expanded its medium- and high-pressure product line with the addition of IPT series products. The series includes precision valves,...

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Pipe alignment clamps cover pipe from 0.75 to 12 in. dia. - TheFabricator.com

Pipe alignment clamps cover pipe from 0.75 to 12 in. dia.

May 13, 2013

Intercon offers INT pipe alignment clamps. One clamp can be used to align a range of pipe sizes. With the three clamps — INT 1-3, INT 2-6, and INT 6-12 — a welder can cover pipe from 0.75 to 12 in. dia. Featuring a heavy-duty forged-steel design, they are electroplated for rust and...

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Jacketed tube connector protects tubing - TheFabricator.com

Jacketed tube connector protects tubing

May 8, 2013

The new Swagelok® jacketed tube connector is engineered to connect jacketed tubing systems while protecting tubing from external degradation in corrosive environments. Designed to safeguard against environmental ingress in the chemical, petrochemical, oil, gas, and pulp industries, the...

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Circular cold saw features fully integrated automatic feed - TheFabricator.com

Circular cold saw features fully integrated automatic feed

May 2, 2013

Behringer has introduced the new VMS 370A circular cold saw for straight and miter cutting of ferrous and nonferrous metals. It is integrated with an automatic feeding unit. Programming the length of cut and number of pieces is enabled by the control unit keypad and LCD. The saw's 14.5-in.-dia....

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Tube bending machine produces small radii for shipbuilding, offshore plant construction - TheFabricator.com

Tube bending machine produces small radii for shipbuilding, offshore plant construction

April 22, 2013

Schwarze-Robitec offers the CNC 320 HD tube bending machine. The unit allows extremely small bending radii (1.5 x D), even for large tubes and pipes with very thin walls and diameters up to 12.75 in. The machine is suitable for use in the shipbuilding industry, as there generally is little...

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