Pipes are an important part of any construction project. Whether you are setting up a large production facility or ordinary commercial building, you need to install pipes to supply utilities such as water. Installation requires bending pipes in various locations so that they can fit in all the contours of the building. Induction pipe bending is one of the many techniques you can use for bending your pipes. Here are the reasons induction bending is ideal for your project:
Works on Different Diameters
One of the main challenges encountered when bending pipes is the inability to work on large or small diameters. A large diameter has more allowance to bend over tight angles, but you need lots of force to get the pipe in shape. On the other hand, small diameters require less force but present a significant challenge when working with tight angles. Thankfully, induction bending uses a combination of heat and pressure to eliminate the challenges presented by both large and small pipe diameters. Induction pipe bending allows you to work on pipes as thick as fifty millimetres with diameters ranging between two and twenty inches.
You Can Do Multiple Bends
Bending pipes using manual, traditional techniques with pipe wrenches or other tools is quite challenging. These methods encourage crunching of the material, and the stress can easily fracture or break the pipe. However, this is not the case when you go for induction bending. During the process, the pipe material undergoes controlled heating to loosen it so that it can curve at any angle. Thereafter, the pipe undergoes intermittent cooling such that the bent region cools down without fracturing and wrinkling.
Quality Pipe Surface
When bending pipes, you can easily compromise the quality of the finish on the surface. Particularly, wrinkles are very common in cases where the pipe material has been stretched to great limits. This affects the smooth flow of the fluids passing through the pipes. With induction pipe bending, such cases are a thing of the past. The technique leaves a smooth, flawless finish inside and outside the pipe.
Better Pipework Integrity
Elbows and bolted joints interfere with the integrity of a pipe. They are prone to leakages when fluids move through them, especially when the pipes have been in place for some years. Induction bending reduces the need for elbows, welding and bolted joints, which guarantees high quality regarding the integrity of the pipework.Share