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Industrial piping leader PipeWeld.ee recently completed a major project in Husum, Sweden, for paper pulp giant Metsa. 2022

Industrial piping leader PipeWeld.ee recently completed a major project in Husum, Sweden, for paper pulp giant Metsa.

The project involved the installation of a new steam turbine in a power plant, showcasing the complexity and importance of proper planning and organization in large-scale energy projects.
Upon receiving a request for assistance with the installation and welding of industrial piping from the main contractor, Hjalmarssons, PipeWeld.ee quickly mobilized to the job site with all necessary equipment.

The team faced initial challenges in locating and identifying the correct piping parts,but was able to streamline the process by creating a digital registry of all pipe spools and training sub-contractors on its use. This reduced the average time for finding and accessing industrial piping parts from three hours to just 15 minutes.

With these logistical issues resolved, the team moved on to the welding and installation phase, which went smoothly thanks to their expertise and experience in industrial piping. At the conclusion of the project, the client praised PipeWeld.ee for their efficiency and attention to detail, highlighting the importance of investing in proper planning and organization in power plant projects at the beginning of any large-scale energy project.

At the end of the project, PipeWeld.ee was asked to lead the punch out process, a thorough inspection of all 500 lines already installed to ensure compliance with the project drawings. Although not a complex task, it required a high level of attention to detail and accuracy to ensure that all lines were installed correctly. Our team took on this responsibility with great care and attention, working closely with the client and other contractors to ensure that all lines were in compliance with the project specifications.
This final step was crucial to the success of the power plant project, as it ensured that the power plant would operate safely and efficiently. Overall, the project was a great success for PipeWeld.ee, and it demonstrated the company’s ability to handle large-scale energy projects with a high degree of efficiency and attention to detail in industrial piping. The company’s focus on proper planning and organization, as well as its expertise in industrial piping, were key factors in the power plant project’s success.

Technological tie-in with an elbow into the fixed pipe strings of the pipeline (dead legs)

Technological tie-in with an elbow into the fixed pipe strings of the pipeline (dead legs)

Technology Benefits

  • Accurate fit with minimal pipe stress
  • High installation speed
  • Risks to miss = 0

1. Preparation to tie-in a bend into a technological piping spool

You need to cut out two sights from flat plywood.

The sight, made of plywood 14 – 20mm thick, must be at least 100mm longer than the diameter of the pipeline in width and twice + 100mm in length.

Tip – always check the straightness of the sight before using it.

2. Laying a bend on the pipeline dead pipe ends.

Lowering the bend on top of main pipe ends, at this point it is important for us:

choose the ideal bend position with a smaller fracture angle:

establish the alignment of the vertical axes of both sides relative to the extended ends:

3. Baseline marking on technological pipeline

One apply plywood sights to both ends of the bend and can carefully transfer the baseline to the ends of the pipeline, but it is important not to rush to cut along the baseline.

4. How to make a golden joint and why not cut along the baseline?

The thing is that we are considering the case when the axes of the pipeline do not meet in the center of the bend, along one of the three planes or along all three.
In other words, the ends are not laid correctly and there is no way to move them.

Explanations:

Since we are lowering the bend from above in a vertical plane (top view), in this plane it does not matter to us what error is along the axes, it can be 5 degrees or even more.

But in the horizontal plane (this is a side view) it is of great importance.
Since we will lower the bend directly perpendicular to the ground. Then point A will be transferred to A1, and point B will be transferred to B1, in this example we see the reason for the formation of a critical gap, indicated by GAP in the figure.

5. Transferring the baseline to the location of the actual pipeline cut

In this example, you need to move the baseline (Baseline) by GAP distances, in the direction to the right, see the arrow (moving direction >>>)

It is important to understand that the opposite phenomenon can also occur when an overhang is formed, and not a gap.

In this case, you need to move the baseline (Baseline) by distances (Overhang) in the direction to the left, see the arrow (moving direction <<<)

6. Technology of transferring the baseline to the place of the actual cut.

You can use a plywood scope to transfer the actual cut baseline.

7. Fitting parts and cutting the pipeline.

After you can make cuts along the mixed baseline, and already begin to apply a bend to the pipe strings, you may find some minor errors that are leveled out as part of the locksmith fit.

It is important to understand that the bend must come into place in exactly the same spatial position as you installed it in paragraph 2 (Laying the bend on the pipe string) of this instruction. To do this, it is advisable not to remove the bend from the sling during the entire installation, or to make marks.

8. Tie-in and bend mounting of golden joints

After all the operations done, the last installation of the bend remains, it must be performed by a specialist installer.

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