PNTZ Launches Ultrasonic OCTG Testing Unit

8 June 2016 (18:03)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, June 8, 2016. Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant/PNTZ (a member enterprise of ChTPZ Group) launched a new ultrasonic unit meant for testing layer thickness of OCTG pipes, the company press service reports.

According to the company representatives, the new equipment will improve the quality control of pump and compression pipes with the diameter of 60 mm to 114 mm. The machinery cost 80m RUR to get, install, and launch.

The unit was supplied by the German company Foerster, from which the Group has already bought equipment successfully in the past. The ultrasonic testing equipment can analyze 450,000 kg of pipes a day, with actual measurement error at under 0.01 mm.

The unit employs the ultrasonic echo method to assess layer thickness through electromagnetic acoustic transducers (something new to the plant). The use of the transducers ensures more stable performance of the thickness meter as well as greater measurement speed (2 meters of pipe per second).

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