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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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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STINA announces first companies to achieve Certified Producer status - TheFabricator.com

STINA announces first companies to achieve Certified Producer status

October 3, 2011

The Steel Tube Institute of North America (STINA), Chicago, has announced that six steel tube producing companies have passed its audit process and may display the STINA Certified Producer mark on their products. The companies are the first to pass a three-month process of internal audits and...

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Pipe & Tube Nashville 2012 issues call for papers, roundtable participants

September 14, 2011

The organizing committee for Pipe & Tube Nashville 2012 requests papers and roundtable participants for its "Optimizing Operations Through Continuous Improvement" conference, to be held June 26-28, 2012. The show, devoted to updating seamless and welded tubular product technology and processes,...

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HPTR's past, present, and future—Part II - TheFabricator.com

HPTR's past, present, and future—Part II

July 11, 2011

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Editor's Note: This article is the second of a two-part series. Part I examined the development, design, and functions of the high-precision tube roller (HPTR). Part II discusses the HPTR’s current role and modern applications. At its creation, the high-precision tube rolling (HPTR) mill was...

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HPTR’s past, present, and future — Part I

June 18, 2011

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Initially developed in the 1950s for manufacturing tubing with ultrathin walls for nuclear fuel cladding, the high-precision tube roller (HPTR) continues to provide a fast, economical way to achieve extreme reductions in diameter and wall thickness.

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Steel Tube Institute launches HSS certified producer program

June 3, 2011

The Steel Tube Institute of North America (STINA), Chicago, has launched an industrywide hollow structural section (HSS) product certification program. Called the STINA Certified Producer Program, it is designed to provide assurance that HSS identified with the Certified Producer’s Mark has been...

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Tube-Cut North America to open steel tube cutting factory in Salem, Ohio

May 19, 2011

Tube-Cut North America has announced that it is opening a steel tube cutting factory at Salem Industrial Park, Salem, Ohio. The announcement was made at the 2011 Columbiana County "Teaming4Success" Economic Summit. The company will begin by cutting welded steel tubing for Tubetech a Midwest based...

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Marmon/Keystone adds new equipment to Fort Worth facility

May 16, 2011

Marmon/Keystone, Butler, Pa., has completed installation of a model 6S modern automatic cutoff system at its Forth Worth, Texas, branch. The lathe system can process materials from 1 to 7 in. OD and handles jobs requiring high-speed, close-tolerance cutting. A second Amada PC saw 300 also has been...

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Fives Bronx ships pipe straightener, pipe tester

May 9, 2011

Fives Bronx, the provider of Bronx Taylor-Wilson and Abbey Intl. equipment, in North Canton, Ohio, has shipped a 6CR9 six-roll pipe straightening machine and a 20,000-PSI hydrostatic pipe tester to a North American steel producer. The steelmaker will use the machines in its production of OCTG...

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