Tour of the electric welding shop of the Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant
• on electric welding workshop tour of the Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant
Before the trip to Chelyabinsk, I have repeatedly watched the pictures of this amazing place, and let my report will be one hundred thousandth, I can not help but share his impressions of what he saw. Instead of the traditional, unpleasant to the touch spetsuhi, refractory heavy boots, respirator and glasses at the entrance to the shop give white robes and white helmets. Refractory shoes at such proceedings are not required, and I went to their uggah not fully dried out after morning shooting on the polished parquet floor to look, how to create the Russian pipe ...
The new plant and machinery allows to produce single-seam welded pipe diameters up to 1420 mm with a wall thickness of 48 mm and a length of 18 meters. With the launch of the new workshop of the Russian fuel and energy sector can completely provide itself with large-diameter pipes. No more need to import such products.
The company ChTPZ confident that the new plant with modern equipment and technology, a fundamentally new accents in the work culture, with excellent quality standards, must have its own face. Hence, the sonorous, original, memorable name.
plant length about 720 meters, a width of about 150 meters, and the area - 15 football fields.
The name "Altitude 239" due to the fact that 239 - is the height of the geographic point where the plant is built, corresponding to the height of the southern part of the Ural mountain ridge above the sea level, and 239 - this is the highest location of such production in the Russian pipe industry.
The company ChTPZ is one of the leading industrial groups of Russian metallurgical complex. On results of 2012 the company's share in total shipments of Russian producers accounted for 18%.
The total investment in the project amounted to 21 billion rubles.
Capacity "Height 239" portions include stepwise molding, welding, finishing the inner and outer anti-corrosion coatings. It all starts from a warehouse of steel sheets - blanks for future pipes.
On manufacture overhead cranes with magnetic suction cups and vacuum traverses.
Further, works the robot manipulators, which are welded to the workpiece plate technology. Called Station welding process wafers.
After cutting and marking sheets are sent to the mighty giants shop - two stepwise molding press.
The enormous size press with good cottage bend steel sheet with a thickness of 2 cm into the tube in about one minute.
Welded plate are necessary in order to reduce the consumption of metal. Manufacture of pipes arranged in such a way that the beginning and end of the pipe weld is not always wholly different quality. Previously, the pipe at both ends "circumcised", that is, they cut off the hoops. Now just cut the square plate on the edges of the pipe, which account for the beginning and end of the weld.
It was - it was. After the press sheet becomes a cylindrical shape.
In the next step in the seamless pipe is welded cylinder and sent to grinding.
a garden of stones in the shop - unique "area of tranquility". Like decor element is not in any industrial undertaking. Garden stones adorned the roof of the drying compartment - it's 30 tons of sand, 12 Sackur and 33 stone. Sakura's not real. Real - palm trees in the gallery.
I managed to talk to some of the working shop. All for some reason people are very satisfied with the work and are proud of their products.
In the "Height 239" are made of large diameter pipes for oil and gas pipelines. They are designed for use in construction of main pipelines in the areas of offshore exploration, a seismically active zones, permafrost areas, difficult terrain, the laying of underwater and offshore pipelines.
The new shop ChTPZ - the first project of the national "white metal", based on the totality of the work culture, high product quality, environmental safety and appropriate labor skills. The term "white metallurgy 'is associated with areas of high technology - medicine, microelectronics, where the priority is accuracy and responsibility, and work clothes personnel are traditionally white robes.
Warehouse of finished products awaiting shipment in railway wagons.
Utilizing the latest technology, "white metallurgy" ChTPZ destroys one of the most stable in the past stereotypes that work with metal can not be associated with clean clothes and white, traditionally refers to the "black" dirty industries.
Download the product in a train, fixing and spacer tubes occupies an entire shift.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Here is the correct room in the modern Russian factory!