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Introduction to Tube Fabrication

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Tube fabrication involves a range of processes, spamming cutting, and piping different materials, including flanges, reducers, tees, etc., as specified by a design document. These processes demand a great deal of precision, as they involved thousands of critical steps, with the success of each step affecting that succeeding it.


With that said, this article gives a high-level overview of what tube fabrication entails.



What are the types of tube fabrication we have?


Typically, we divide tube fabrication into two forms, including field and shop fabrications. Several factors dictate where either form is applicable. And in other cases, both processes can be applied simultaneously. The ultimate choice now is a factor of the size of the project, how profitable it is, and the type of tube you’re looking to fabricate. Labor, equipment, and time availability, coupled with the surface treatment can also be instrumental in the eventual decision.


For instance, field fabrication is usually tailored for small pipes, socket welded pipes, etc, while shop fabrication is best suited for modular items, bending, welded pipes, and others. The primary difference between shop and field and shop fabrication is that the latter is assembled right on the construction site, while the former is done at a fabrication shop by welding into a spool.


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What are the tools used in tube fabrication?


To get the best tube fabrication result, some professional tools must be considered and factored in. And they are:


Tube bender

This can be manually or automatically operated. In essence, what it does is that it helps bend pipes professionally.


Tube notcher

In essence, this is a tool that helps you get clean cuts anytime you want to notch or join different tubes together. This achieve a tidy result.


Tube roller

This works similarly to the bender, the roller helps widen the arc of the already bent tube. It makes those beautiful architectural circles on tubes.


Vises

Vises do not necessarily modify anything on the tube. It helps hold it in place as the fabrication process takes place.


Understanding what these tools do will allow you to know how to leverage them and maximize your efficiency.



How does the process take place?


It begins with marking and cutting, following the standards of design drawing. Once the cutting has been completed, then tagging follows, followed by beveling.


After beveling, welding and fitting follow. This process involves placing the fittings and pipes on a temporary bed with proper securing. Then, you should arrange for a quality inspection. Once it's cleared, welding can then follow.


Other necessary processes include details marking, heat treatment, proper inspection, documentation, and adequate protection of the material.



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