In order to make pipes that meet very demanding requirements of diverse clientele, the pipes pass through several auxiliary machines.
Pipes are end bevelled by mechanical bevelling machines to ensure accurate joint fitment and welding on site.
After end bevelling, the pipes are subjected to hydrostatic testing with pressure of up to 210 bars to ensure the overall fitness of the pipe.
The pipe continues its journey through off-line NDT equipment where welds and body are scanned for laminations and weld imperfections. API offers 2 testing systems, Ultra Sonic Inspection or Real Time X-ray Inspection Systems.