Induction pipe bending is the process by which pipes made of materials that conduct electricity are bent. The bending process involves utilizing high-frequency induction heating on a tube by exposing it to eddy currents induced by a fluctuating electromagnetic field. The result facilitates the much-required precision control of pipe and tube steel bending. Uniform heating is regulated via a computer controlled system and is monitored via infrared cameras. The bending technology was originally introduced in the 1960s and has since become a significant benefit to a multitude of industries that use it. Below are some of the most important pros industries derive from induction pipe bending.
• Uniform quality and shape.
Over time, the technology has seen significant improvements such as the complete automation of the bending process, a broader range of bending shapes and dimensions as well as the ability to bend pipes with a small radius. These improvements have enabled the process to provide constant quality and shape of tubes since they have facilitated the accurate control of the heating and cooling conditions even in the narrow sections of steel pipes.
• Stable dimensional accuracy
Unlike cold bending, the precision controls in induction pipe bending reduce the spring-back effect that alters the radius of a bend in a pipe as well as its angle. As a result, induction pipe bending assures a stable dimensional accuracy and eliminates the need to use curling die in the process of creating bending radiuses and angles.
• Reduced labour costs
Induction pipe bending uses bends in place of elbows. As a result, it reduces inspection costs as well as the cost of labour that would otherwise get incurred by hiring contractors to weld the angles in place. Additionally, by eliminating the need to weld induction bending reduces the costs of repairing the pipes because most piping defects are as a result of welding.
• Multiple curves and a wide range of structures
Induction pipe bending utilizes the latest Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology which facilitates the designing of various complex curves in structures. As a result, the tube bending enables the creation as well as the design of a broad range of structures which include bridge foot arches, roof beams for stadiums, pavilions, and pedestrian bridges.
Note: Despite the fact that induction pipe bending reduces the wall thickness of the bend as well as the degree of 'ovality', the process is cheaper than most traditional bending methods and also improves the quality of the pipe.Share
12 December 2016
Greetings to all who come here. My name is Brad Hansen and I am an accountant who happens to know an awful lot about wells. My church began charity work in Cambodia over a decade ago and it has installed dozens of wells in villages across the country. Before I started helping in Cambodia, I had no idea about different types of water pumps. Over the years, I have learnt that different pumps are needed depending on terrain and usage. Of course, making sure that pumps are cost effective and easily maintained is important for charity projects. These days, I use my accountancy skills to purchase water pumps and other equipment at the best possible prices. Initially, I honed my understandings through research and talking to experts, so I feel that I have some knowledge to share. I hope readers of this blog find it helpful. Peace to you all.