Pipe bending is indispensable for many industries. These induction pipes are used in building bridges, power plants, and gas and petroleum pipelines. When this is done with the appropriate induction pipe benders with optimum precision and efficiency, you will get the best results. Even though the pipe-bending technology has developed gradually over the years, the induction pipe bending has more advantages than other methods of pipe bending. Some traditional methods of bending pipes include steam, compression or rotary draw, cold or rolling, gag and synchronized incremental cold bending.
Regardless of the kind or size of pipe you are working on, the induction pipe-bending method is still the best way to bend pipes. Here are some reasons why induction pipe bending is better than other traditional method of bending.
Generally, pipes conduct electricity, and induction bending allows easy bending of the pipes using an induction coil. The induction coil is heated, and it applies a bending force to the pipe. As the pipe bends, the point of the bend at the exterior wall expands and thins out, and the matching interior section becomes denser and more compressed. When you are able to control the degree of this physical bend, you will create an evenly rounded bend. The pipe is then cooled down with an air spray or water. The induction pipe benders can be used to bend large pipes such as gas or petroleum pipelines and power plants. With an induction pipe bending, you can impeccably bend a pipe at any preferred angle. This is not possible with some of the traditional pipe benders because they cannot bend a pipe at any angle.
Increased quality of pipe material
The induction bending reduces the thickness of the exterior wall and increases the radius of the bend effortlessly. This results to easy flow of substances and reduces internal corrosion. It may be difficult to get uniform shape and quality with some of the traditional pipe-bending methods. With induction pipe bending, you can control the heating and cooling of the pipe's narrow section to get a high-quality bend and consistent shape.
Reduced operational and labor costs
Induction pipe bending reduces operational costs due to the lower maintenance costs. Since the bends are of high quality, you don't need to replace them often. This also reduces labor costs because you will be using more of bends and less man power. This will also help to deliver accurate, strong, and robust pipes to meet your client's requirements.