September 9, 2011
By: Harold Klempner
Hydrostatic testing of oil country tubular goods is done twice—once to test the weld seam, then again after the item is threaded and a coupling attached. Most hydrostatic testing systems test the entire length of the pipe both times, but a new unit, the box-end hydrostatic tester, tests just the threaded portion and the coupling, reducing the time and water needed for the second test.
“I have never had a machine perform as well as the Prima Power Shear Genius. And when you take the reliability of the SG into consideration, there is no comparison.” Jeff Mooney, Altec Body Mfg.
Dropping oil prices and metal fabricating - by Dan Davis
The drop in oil prices is not the end of the world, and it won't be the end of the world for the metal fabrication industry--at least for those not located in Texas, North Dakota, and western Canada.
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