Fives secured Chinese contract for hydrostatic pipe tester
Fives Bronx, that combines Bronx/Taylor-Wilson and Abbey brands, has been awarded a contract for the design, manufacture and installation of a 630 mm ERW pipe mill and finishing line for Kingland Petroleum-Gas Pipeline Co., Ltd., Huzhou, City, PRC. This production line, which was installed in fall of 2004, produces and finishes pipe and casing with an O.D. of 219 mm to 610 mm and wall thicknesses up to 19 mm. Additionally, the line is capable of producing structural and mechanical round pipe and tubing.
This production line employed Fives Bronx Transition Beam Forming Section (TBS), the patented system which provides an expanded capability of forming and creates high quality pipe over a wide range of sizes. This unique design contains the forces that result from forming, while minimizing deflection of the equipment. In addition, Fives Bronx provided a state-of-the-art, fully automatic hydrostatic pipe testing system capable of test pressures from 69 to 800 Bar. This design features numerous refinements which improve cycle time and manufacturing uptime, and reduces maintenance expense