As tube end preparation is such a critical step prior to welding, POLYSOUDE together with PROTEM offers a wide range of portable equipment for the precise machining of tubes and pipes, facilitating such operations as cutting, facing and beveling, thereby guaranteeing perfect and qualitative welds.
Cutting, Facing and Beveling:
There are various methods of cutting and preparing tube and pipe ends for further processes. In any cutting procedure, all aspects of obtaining a high quality weld must be considered:
- No contamination of the inner diameter (including carbon contamination)
- No heat affected zones
- No surface damage
Protem’s innovative range of equipment includes: OD and ID mounted machines, beveling machines, orbital cutting machines, equipment for facing, squaring and counterboring... all of which maintain excellent accuracy and quality. The machines are suitable for preparations prior to welding work carried out using manual or automated processes. Typical joining applications include: tube to tube, tube to elbow, tube to flange, tube to tubesheet, waterwall cutout windows, membrane panels...
Polsoude’s cutting, facing and beveling technologies benefit from fast sequencing, versatility to perform on most materials and anti-contamination features.