Production process of spiral seam submerged arc welded steel pipe

Spiral submerged arc welded steel pipe (SSAW Steel Pipe) refers to a metal pipe with spiral seam welded by submerged arc welding.

Production Process

1.Raw materials are strip steel coils, welding wires, and fluxes. Strict physical and chemical tests are required before investment.
2.Butt joint of strip steel head and tail, adopt single wire or double wire submerged arc welding, after coiling into steel pipe, adopt automatic submerged arc welding repair welding.
3.Before forming, the strip undergoes leveling, edge trimming, edge planing, surface cleaning and conveying, and pre-bending treatment.
4.The electric contact pressure gauge is used to control the pressure of the cylinders on both sides of the conveyor to ensure the smooth conveying of the strip.
5.The use of external control or internal control roller molding.
6.The weld gap control device is used to ensure that the weld gap meets the welding requirements, and the pipe diameter, the amount of misalignment and the weld gap are strictly controlled.
7.Both internal welding and external welding adopt American Lincoln electric welding machine for single-wire or double-wire submerged arc welding to obtain stable welding specifications.
8.The welded seams are all inspected by an online continuous ultrasonic automatic flaw instrument, which ensures 100% nondestructive testing coverage of spiral welds. If there is a defect, it will automatically alarm and spray the mark, and the production workers can adjust the process parameters at any time to eliminate the defect in time.
9.Air plasma cutting machine is used to cut the steel pipe into individual pieces.
10.After cutting into single steel pipes, each batch of steel pipes must undergo a strict initial inspection system to check the mechanical properties, chemical composition, fusion status, surface quality of the steel pipes and non-destructive inspections to ensure that the pipe-making process is qualified. Later, it can be officially put into production.
11.The parts with continuous sonic flaw detection marks on the weld are re-examined by manual ultrasonic and X-ray. If there are defects, after repairing, they will go through non-destructive inspection again until the defects are confirmed.
12.The pipes where the strip butt welds and the D-shaped joints intersecting the spiral welds are all inspected by X-ray television or filming.
13.Each steel pipe undergoes hydrostatic pressure test, and the pressure adopts radial seal. The test pressure and time are strictly controlled by the steel pipe hydraulic microcomputer detection device. The test parameters are automatically printed and recorded.

14.The pipe end is machined to accurately control the verticality of the end surface, the bevel angle and the obtuse edge.

Tips:astm a53 grade b is more popular than other grades. These pipes can be bare pipes without any coating, or it may be Hot-Dipped or Zinc-Coated and manufactured by Welding or by a Seamless manufacturing process. In Oil and Gas, A53 grade pipes are used in the structural and non-critical applications.

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