TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

March 2012

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal® became the first magazine dedicated to serving the metal tube and pipe industry in 1990. Today, it remains the only North American publication devoted to this industry and it has become the most trusted source of information for tube and pipe professionals. Subscriptions are free to qualified tube and pipe professionals in North America.


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Selected articles from the March 2012 issue available online:

Material selection for rotary draw bend tooling - TheFabricator.com

Material selection for rotary draw bend tooling

March 12, 2012

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Understanding substrates and coatings, and how the coated surface interacts with tube or pipe during the bending process, is necessary to finding a cost-effective, capable combination.

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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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Finishing stainless steel for food-grade applications - TheFabricator.com

Finishing stainless steel for food-grade applications

March 5, 2012

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Finishing stainless steel assemblies for handling food and beverage applications is more complicated than non-sanitary applications. Knowledge of the tools, consumables, and techniques is critical, but likewise the contractor must be familiar with sanitary standards so the system and its finish are optimal the demands for this type of application.

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TPJ’s 2012 Industry Award Winner: Chicago Tube & Iron - TheFabricator.com

TPJ’s 2012 Industry Award Winner: Chicago Tube & Iron

March 5, 2012

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Don McNeeley, president and CEO of ChicagoTube & Iron, describes the big turning points in a company's inflection. For many companies, a point of inflection is the plateau between the company's youthful growth phase and the decline into old age, the point at which profibility slows. The winner of TPJ's 2012 Industry Award, Chicago Tube & Iron has a history of disrupting the growth-plateau-decline pattern.

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