Launch of spiral pipe plant in Canada


Schuler helps steel and mining company EVRAZ to commission a line and to train the maintenance staff
The forming station is where the pipes are wound in a spiral pattern and tack welded on the inside. Image Source Schuler

In less than five months, Schuler and its customer EVRAZ have launched a spiral pipe plant in Regina, Canada. In addition, the forming technology specialist has spent three weeks training maintenance staff for software and hardware about the line and its components. EVRAZ had bought and relocated a line to Canada which was already installed in the USA.

Coils can weigh up to 45 metric tons.

For the modernization process, Schuler also supplied the coil cart and decoiler as well as all roller beams of the forming station with sophisticated technology. At the heart of the decoiler are two coil stands, each with two servo motors and proportional valves. The line will be used to produce spiral pipes measuring 12.0 to 24.3 meters in length with diameters of 608 to 1,625 millimeters. The pipes will have wall thicknesses of 6 to 25.4 millimeters and weigh up to 24 metric tons.

 

EVRAZ North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EVRAZ plc, one of the world’s largest steel and mining companies. It is a leading North American producer of steel products for rail, energy and industrial end markets.

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