Steel Pipe Fabrication Process

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Construction process relies on many processes and materials for its completion. Steel pipes are a vital element in any kind of infrastructure and commercial construction project. Aluminum fabrication Brisbane and steel pipe fabrication is a process that requires high degree of precision and accuracy to ensure a superior quality product is produced. Pipes provide the basic skeleton over which the walls and floors are affixed. Technical and certified professional welder and fabricators should produce the pipes using only the modern techniques and equipment. Faulty product may result in the construction that may have health and safety hazards later.

Steel pipe provides the basic framework upon which walls and floors are affixed. Structural steel elements are and cut and joined using the process of welding and bolting in a way that it becomes strong enough to support both static and dynamic loads. The length of the pipe is always customized according to the requirement of the construction. Welding is a highly technical job and only professional and certified welders are able to deliver a product with the required performance.

The fabrication process involves a number of operations such as sawing, drilling and flame cutting at very high temperatures. For each of these procedures specialized machinery is required. The recent developments in steel pipe fabrication make use of plasma cutting and laser cutting. Steel and metals of varied thicknesses can easily be cut with the help of plasma torch. The process involves blowing an inert gas or compressed air at a very high speed from a nozzle. Simultaneously an electric arc is formed on the surface and the gas turns to plasma. The hot plasma material makes it easy for the metal to be cut. This is carried out with the help of computer motion control. What this means is that all sequential processes can now be performed on a single machine. This saves considerable amount of time previously used in the loading, unloading, reloading and transporting. Besides saving time, the quality of the product is also improved by increased accuracy of the dimensions. Position sensors and servo motors are used for making the fabrication more accurate.

Pipe fabrication is used to provide the basic ingredient for all infrastructure projects such as road construction, commercial construction, mining and drilling. Steel casing pipe offers great utility as it provides protection to water mains, gas pipes and electrical power cables and more. Supporting of all major infrastructure projects requires expert handling and the right equipment to mark the success of the project and ensure safety.

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This article was published on 2011/01/12