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Abrasion-resistant Pipe Exhibits Dual Personality

When abrasive material is transported through piping, either as pumped slurry or via pneumatic conveyance, the effect on the inner surface is devastating. The abrasive material quickly erodes the pipe...


June 1, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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When abrasive material is transported through piping, either as pumped slurry or via pneumatic conveyance, the effect on the inner surface is devastating. The abrasive material quickly erodes the pipe from the inside out.

For industries that regularly transport abrasive material, such as mining, power generation, pulp and paper, food, wastewater, cement, and steel industries, mild steel piping systems are simply not tough enough to stand up to the beating for more than a couple of years.

One type of pipe delivers abrasion resistance without brittleness: an induction hardened pipe with an abrasion resistant inner surface that tapers to a strong, yet ductile outer surface.

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The induction-hardened Ultra 600 pipe from Ultra Tech has an inner surface of 600 BHN, and tapers to a 250 BHN outer surface that is ductile enough to accommodate normal handling during shipment, installation and maintenance.

Because the outer surface behaves like mild steel, the product can be cut and welded with proper procedure in the field, configured into a variety of fittings, and can accept the standard end options of flanges, weld rings and couplings. Ultra Tech Pipe, 800-626-8243, www.ultratechpipe.com