PIPE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Africa pipe industries have designed and developed an electronic pipe information management system which is a real-time system used for pipe traceability and data collection.
The representatives of each manufacturing station in the factory captures the information as and when the pipes are received. This information can be incorporated into automatically generated reports to keep customers updated on the progress of the project.
The system includes safety measures, such as pipes first having to be released by the previous stations to confirm pipe quality compliances that are overseen by the quality manager. The system also records all information from the point of receiving raw materials to the final dispatch, offering the end-user reliable information.
MODERN REAL-TIME X-RAY IMAGE INSPECTION SYSTEM
This flat panel detector imaging meets requirements for oil and gas specifications and the most modern currently used in South Africa for large bore steel pipe manufacturing that generates full reports and footage of every weld.
The pipes are subjected to hydrostatic testing with pressure of up to 210 bars to ensure the overall fitness of the pipe. This process is controlled by an electronic computer that provides a unique report for each pipe that is tested.
ULTRA SONIC TESTING
Welds and body are scanned for laminations and weld imperfections, the pipes continue to the manual UT proof-up section where defects are re-scanned.