KIPCO INTERNATIONAL INC.

       SERVING THE TUBE & PIPE INDUSTRY
 
                                   

 

 

 

 

KIPCO INTERNATIONAL IS PLEASED TO OFFER YOU THE FOLLOWING INLINE BRIGHT ANNEALING SYSTEM:

 

 

THIS SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO ANNEAL STAINLESS STEEL TUBE FROM 32 mm to 101.6 mm (1.25 INCH UP TO 4 INCHES) DIAMETER.  THE ANNEALING IS DONE INLINE ON THE MILL BETWEEN THE WELDING AND SIZING SECTION. 

 

THE SYSTEM CONSISTS OF A CLEANING STATION, TO REMOVE SURFACE CONTAMINANTS, THEN A PRESSURIZED TUNNEL THAT CONTAINS THE HEATING INDUCTOR AND THE COOLING SYSTEM.

 

A BIG ADVANTAGE OF THIS SYSTEM IS THAT H2 TO COOL AND CLEAN THE TUBE IS USED AT A VERY LOW FLOW RATE, ABOUT  .127 CUBIC METERS (4.5 CUBIC FEET) PER HOUR.  THIS MEANS THAT ALL NEW GAS IS USED, INSURING A CLEAN, BRIGHT TUBE.  IT ALSO ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR GAS RECYCLING EQUIPMENT.  THE OUTGOING HYDROGEN IS BURNED, AVOIDING A DANGEROUS CONCENTRATION IN SURROUNDING AREAS.  THIS LOW FLOW REQUIREMENT IS POSSIBLE DUE TO THE USE OF COOLING RINGS IN THIS PATENTED COOLING CHAMBER.

 

HEATING OF THE TUBE IS ACCOMPLISHED BY A 100KW INDUCTION COIL, PROVIDING TUBE TEMPERATURES OF UP TO  1205 C (2200 F) DEGREES.  THIS GENERATOR IS SUPPLIED WITH A NEW, TRANSISTORIZED, HIGH RELIABILITY CIRCUIT WITH OUTPUT FREQUENCIES SUITABLE FOR EACH RANGE OF TUBES PRODUCED.

 

HYDROGEN CONTACT IS PRECEDED BY A WASHING OPERATION, WHICH MEANS FILLING THE CIRCUIT WITH ARGON GAS.  GAS MANAGEMENT IS VERY SIMPLE, WITH ONE VALVE FOR ARGON TO WASH THE CIRCUIT, ONE VALVE FOR HYDROGEN TO CLEAN THE TUBE.

 

 

 

 

 

THE SYSTEM IS SUPPLIED WITH A CONTROL PANEL WHICH INCLUDES:

 

1.                  CONTROLS, ADJUSTMENTS, AND INSTRUMENTS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE SOLID STATE GENERATOR.

2.                  AUXILIARIES START CONTROL, EMERGENCY STOP, AND ALARM DISPLAY OF THE GAS CONTROL SYSTEM.

3.                  INSTRUMENT FOR DISPLAY OF THE TUBE OUTLET TEMPERATURE AT THE END OF THE HEATING SECTION.

4.                  DISPLAY OF ALARMS IN CASE OF TEMPERATURE FAULTS.

 

 

TYPICAL LINE SPEEDS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

31.8 mm  (1.25 INCH) OD BY 2.5 mm (.100  INCH) WALL 1.77 M/M (70 IPM)

 

51 mm  (2.0 INCH) OD BY 2 mm (.082 INCH) WALL                      2.03 M/M (80 IPM)

 

57.2 mm (2.25 INCH) OD BY 1.6 mm (.062 INCH) WALL   3 M/M (120 IPM)

 

 

 

IF GREATER SPEED OR WALL THICKNESS IS REQUIRED, LARGER GENERATORS AND/OR LONGER COOLING CHAMBERS CAN BE SUPPLIED.

 

 

 

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