November 29, 2001 | By Robert Stroud
This article discusses three main criteria that govern tube mill tooling—design, materials used in their construction, and alignment of tooling on the mill. Discusses advancements in design due to CAD technology; experimental use of ceramic and plastic materials for making tooling; and the use of subplates and interchangeable components to ease tube mill alignment.
October 25, 2001 | By John J. Pavelec
This article covers the application of single-cut and dimple-free cutoff shear technologies as they are applied to contemporary high-speed tube mills.
October 25, 2001 | By Bernard Mannion
This article reviews processes that were technological advances in tube welding years ago but still have a bearing on how tube producers do their jobs today.
October 11, 2001 | By Chris Miller
This article discusses the prevention of problems associated with tube mill tooling, touching on maintaining tooling, as well as troubleshooting common problems that may arise during the tube production process.
October 11, 2001 | By Baicheng Wen
Need a tutorial on how to select the proper tube mill tooling for all kinds of jobs? Getting the right tools in place for a particular product can make a world of difference in the final product.
September 17, 2001 | By Dan Ventura
In today's competitive market, two of the most important considerations for high-quality production are proper roll tooling setup and mill alignment.
September 17, 2001 | By Ray Miller
Every six seconds, a single, 32-foot length of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) production tubing used in the exploration and production of oil and/or gas is produced. More than 20,000 miles of tubular product a year can be produced using the floating mandrel mill seamless tubular production...
September 4, 2001 | By H. Arthur Link
This article, reprinted from the January/February 1999 issue of TPJ-The Tube & Pipe Journal, is based on excerpts from Thermatool Corp.'s "High Frequency Pipe & Tube Welding Manual."
September 4, 2001 | By Lee Kothera
Tubemakers looking to improve operations at the front of the mill should consider factors such as coil preparation before feeding it into the tube mill—end joining, removal of overthickness, burr up/down condition, and accumulation.
September 4, 2001 | By Ed Kurtz
This article separates the RF generator into seven major subassemblies and then gives tips for finding and preventing problems in each subassembly.
September 4, 2001 | By Rick Costello
Figure 1:Strip can be stored in a deep pit, where it will hang in a loop.In simple terms, a strip processing line consists of a device to hold a supply coil of strip and a device to perform an operation to convert the flat coiled strip into a product.In tube mill operations, a supply coil is...
September 4, 2001 | By Austen B. Barnes
Edge treatment of coil strip before it enters a tube and pipe mill, called skiving, is a rapidly advancing technology. Improving the coil edge before it is welded helps increase the quality of the seam join and helps prevent rejected tube or pipe.
August 16, 2001 | By Tim Brown
Eddy current testing offers several features that makers of welded tube may find to their liking—in particular, high throughput speeds and sensitive flaw detection.
August 16, 2001 | By Robert Sladky
Tube mill operators face a variety of challenges every day in their efforts to produce high-quality tubing in a cost-effective and productive way.
July 26, 2001 | By W.B. "Bud" Graham
Reducing scrap when converting strip to finished tube is a huge step in bettering your bottom line.