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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TMK IPSCO begins development of new Canadian facility

March 22, 2012

TMK IPSCO, the North American division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, is developing a new, 33,000-sq.-ft. pipe threading and service facility in Edmonton, Alb. The plant's production equipment will thread ULTRA™ Premium connections, from 4.5 to 13.375 in. The site also will offer a full line of...

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When, where, why to use nondestructive testing methods - TheFabricator.com

When, where, why to use nondestructive testing methods

March 9, 2012

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The type of inspection needed for piping systems depends on which code or standard is invoked for the project. Understanding the order inspection requirements can make or break a contractor. This article should shed some light on the various pitfalls that can be avoided by understanding the relevant testing requirements.

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Welspun to add 200 jobs in Little Rock

February 27, 2012

For the second time in its three-year history of operation in Arkansas, international pipe manufacturer Welspun Corp. Ltd. has announced it will expand again, adding 200 jobs and investing an additional $100 million in its Little Rock, Ark., facility, the company's first large-diameter pipe...

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Zhejiang Kingland orders spiral pipe welding line

February 22, 2012

Zhejiang Kingland Pipe Industry, province of Zhejiang, China, has ordered offline spiral pipe welding equipment from PWS GmbH, Germany, an SMS Meer company. The integrated system will consist of a spiral pipe forming and tack-welding machine for forming and initial welding of hot-rolled steel...

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Plymouth's Eupora mill receives Producer of the Year Award

February 22, 2012

Plymouth Tube Co. has announced that its Eupora, Miss., precision steel tubing mill has received the 2012 American Metal Market (AMM) award for Welded Tube and Pipe Producer of the Year. The AMM Awards for Steel Tube and Pipe Excellence were established to recognize innovative companies across...

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Hot sizing mill handles API pipe - TheFabricator.com

Hot sizing mill handles API pipe

February 20, 2012

Brandt Engineered Products Ltd. has introduced a new hot sizing mill to accommodate a variety of specifications. Designed for maximum throughput, it is equipped with three stands positioned 90 degrees to each other that are adjustable electronically from the operator’s station. Each roll...

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Marcegaglia USA completes galvanized tube mill upgrade

February 10, 2012

Marcegaglia USA has completed a mill upgrade in its Munhall, Pa., facility for its galvanized tube and pipe products. The upgrade, which focused on improving the remetallizing process and the clear coat systems, is expected to provide enhanced corrosion resistance for applications including...

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Evaluating drawing lubricants - TheFabricator.com

Evaluating drawing lubricants

February 1, 2012

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Chlorinated lubricants, which have been phased out in Canada and Europe, are still used in many metal-forming applications in the U.S. This class of lubricants is under scrutiny in the U.S., so it makes sense to test alternative lubricants now. Evaluating a lubricant for drawing tube requires much more than simply measuring the draw load during a pull. A comprehensive test evaluates ease of cleaning and finished tube quality also.

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Northwest Pipe to expand Saginaw facility

January 19, 2012

Northwest Pipe Co., Vancouver, Wash., a producer of engineered welded steel pipe products, has announced plans to expand its Saginaw, Texas, manufacturing facility. The expansion will enable the company to serve the needs of anticipated large water projects in the area. The capital improvement...

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Roundtable topics chosen, networking event planned for Pipe & Tube Nashville technology conference

January 18, 2012

The Pipe & Tube Nashville organizing committee has scheduled a networking event and decided the specific topics for the roundtable events. Scheduled for June 26-28, 2012, the conference is intended for tube and pipe industry professionals involved in tube and pipe production and fabrication....

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Replacing the tapered roller bearings in your mill tooling frequently? - TheFabricator.com

Replacing the tapered roller bearings in your mill tooling frequently?

December 21, 2011

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Overlooking a small component on a tube or pipe mill—even something as seemingly insignificant as the roller bearings inside the inboard and outboard stands—can lead to excessive downtime. Learning the proper way to install and maintain these bearings can extend their service life and improve the mill’s uptime.

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More than 2,000 exhibitors registered for wire and Tube 2012

December 14, 2011

Less than four months before the start of wire 2012, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2012, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, more than 2,000 exhibitors have registered to participate. The events, sponsored by Messe Dusseldorf North America, will take place concurrently March...

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Brandt set to hire

November 11, 2011

Brandt Group of Companies, Regina, plans to fill more than 300 new positions within its five divisions as a result of recent growth. Positions available for immediate hire include service technicians, trades, engineers, sales, customer support, management, manufacturing, and administration. The...

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Exhibitor registration strong for wire and Tube 2012

October 24, 2011

Less than six months before the start of wire 2012, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair and Tube 2012, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, 1,810 exhibitors from around the world have registered to take part. The international trade fairs will take place March 26-30, 2012, in Düsseldorf,...

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weld-seam normalizing

Heat-treating line pipe weld seams

October 10, 2011

As the use of thick-walled pipe for API applications grows, so does the need to verify that it has been correctly normalized. Use of 2-D simulation verifies that the temperatures and heating pattern needed to obtain the desired strength and toughness have been achieved.

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