Leading Russian producer of API Grade Pipe selects Thermatool

The latest Thermatool Seam Annealing technology will be delivered by Inductotherm Group company Inductotherm Heating & Welding Ltd of England, with commissioning and service support provided locally by Inductotherm Group Russia engineers.

With hundreds of Thermatool Seam Annealers used to produce API Line Pipe and Casing products around the world, Russian producers are assured of no untempered martensite in the weld HAZ and optimised weld section Charpy Impact results for demanding material applications.

The well proven precision automated carriage positioning system ensures that all three heat stations can be quickly adjusted to position the inductors over the seam of the pipe both laterally and orbitally to ensure maximum yield and minimised scrap created after a mill stop.

Reliably delivered power comes from industry leading VIP induction power supply technology. Thermatool Variable Inductance Power (VIP) power supplies provide optimised matching to thin and heavy wall.

API Pipe and each power supply can be independently controlled from one single, central console.

Commissioning is scheduled for early in 2015.

Adapted from press release by Hannah Priestley-Eaton

Published on 09/02/2015

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