Steel fabrication is the process of welding pipes and other components to create piping systems that meet our clients’ specifications. Our company specializes in fabrication services, and we have manufactured pipe spools, mechanical components, skids, and multi-trade modules that have been shipped to project locations all over the world. Pipelines are used to transport fluids such as vapors, gases, slurries, and powders at varying pressures and temperatures, and they are often subjected to extreme loads and strains. Steel fabrication ensures that the piping systems can withstand these conditions and function properly.
Why choose tuspipe?
Since 1998, Tianjin United Steel Pipe Co., Ltd (TUSPIPE) has been committed to supplying high-quality line pipes.
With over 500,000 tons annual production capacity, the company serves various fields and industries, such as oil & gas exploitation and transmission, ship & auto-building, water & electricity, environmental protection, mechanical engineering, infrastructure construction and etc.
TUSPIPE places a premium on product quality and rigorous product quality control. In order to maintain good product quality, the company has established a Test & Inspection Center since 2004. With a series of state-of-the-art tests and inspection equipment, the test & inspection center is able to perform the tensile tests, hydro tests, impact tests, DWTT, etc.
Application of Steel Fabrications
Steel Fabrication is an important part of our society’s infrastructure because it ensures that the commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities on which we rely and work are safely designed, mechanically correct, and thoroughly tested or examined for the service the piping system was designed for. Steel Fabrication is normally conducted by professional craftsmen and comprises cutting, beveling, welding, and bending (or other pipe forming processes).
Pipe production necessitates a high degree of precision among hundreds of components, as well as difficult assembly and installation operations. Steel Fabrication is required in every construction project that involves a network of pipelines because it requires detailed planning, scheduling, and execution in accordance with the design, location, timing, and budget requirements.
Quality of Steel Fabrication
Pipelines are used to carry fluids such as gases, slurries, and powders at varying pressures and temperatures. The conveyance of these materials inevitably forces the pipe to extreme loads and strains, necessitating the pipe’s best performance.
All piping fabrications must be planned and constructed in a manner that assures the safety of plant operators, the plant, the general public, and the environment.
The fabricator is responsible for the quality of the pipework, and Steel Fabrication must adhere to all applicable norms and requirements. One poor weld might cause millions of dollars in damage, physical harm, and, in extreme situations, death. Welded pipe systems necessitate the greatest level of material and workmanship perfection.
Steel Fabrication Methods
Fabricators must calculate the necessary pipes and fittings based on the design parameters prior to fabrication. The pipe fabricator must consider the welding and tack welding procedures, as well as any welding distortion. Pipe supports and clamps, as well as other instruments necessary for pipe and flange assembly, will take some thinking.
Our fabricators create requirements for each pipe in the project and then mark each pipe in accordance with those parameters.
To show heat numbers on each component, we tag each pipe with paint or stamps. This step ensures that all pipes are heated to the proper temperature.
We cut each pipe using a process that is appropriate for the metal. Grinding, plasma cutting, gas torching, and sawing are among our cutting methods.
- End Preparation
We bevel the pipes’ ends in accordance with the project specifications.
- Welding Planning
We arrange the welding of the pipes to guarantee that the seams line up at the final assembly stage.
- Fittings and Pipe Welding
Before welding, we align the pipes and their fittings to ensure they fit together properly.
- Detail Marking
On each pipe, we mark all of the necessary identifying characteristics near the joints. These particulars include information on the pipe system, inspection signatures, and welding dates.
- Heat Treatment
We use heat treatment to guarantee that the pipes can survive the liquids, particles, or gases they carry, as well as the interior and outdoor environments.
We examine our pipes both throughout the fabrication process and at the conclusion to ensure they have survived.
Why Choosing Steel Fabrication?
There are several advantages to using structural steel into construction and other projects; yet, the products themselves can be complicated, necessitating the use of professional structural steel fabrication teams.
Steel is both stronger and less expensive than other metals. It adds greater value in the variety of fabrication sectors where it is used.
- Capability to Prefabricate
Structural steel is often delivered in the pre-fabrication phase and produced on-site in the construction and other sectors. Pre-fabrication reduces the amount of work that must be done on-site, allowing projects to move more quickly.
- Low Maintenance
Other than steel, other materials require more upkeep. Wood, for example, is prone to insect infestation and can deteriorate under acidic weather conditions. Steel, on the other hand, is readily mended and lasts a long time.
Simply put, steel looks amazing and may improve the aesthetic of a variety of projects, regardless of the look desired.
- Environment Friendly
Steel is ecologically beneficial since it can be reused and recycled indefinitely. It also needs less energy to manufacture and emits less carbon dioxide.
- High Strength
Structural steel is extremely robust while weighing up to one-third less than equivalent metals.
Structural steel is pliable and may be tailored to match project standards, especially when welders and fabricators are competent. Because structural steel is an alloy, its physical and mechanical qualities may be tailored to meet specific requirements.