The Tube & Pipe Journal®

March 2013

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 2013 issue available online:

Cryogenic processing—dispelling the myths, mysteries - TheFabricator.com

Cryogenic processing—dispelling the myths, mysteries

March 15, 2013

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Heat treating metals goes back thousands of years, but the use of cold temperatures, especially the very cold temperatures in the cryogenic range, is relatively new and hasn't been fully accepted in the manufacturing industry. Interviews with four cryogenic processors clear up some of the mysteries and misconceptions concerning this often-misunderstood process.

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Stretching, reducing on a tube or pipe mill - TheFabricator.com

Stretching, reducing on a tube or pipe mill

March 7, 2013

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The forge-welding process is one of the most efficient methods of making tube and pipe from 1/2 to 24 in. diameter, but it’s not limited to this range. An ERW mill’s capability can be expanded by adding a cold-stretch-reducing section, allowing it to make smaller diameters.

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Only the clean survive - TheFabricator.com

Only the clean survive

March 1, 2013

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Titanium is favored for its extreme strength and corrosion resistance, but improper weld preparation and the introduction of oxygen and other contaminants into the weld zone can render it useless.

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