Vallourec Mannesmann chooses LIMAB TubeProfiler

Vallourec Mannesmann has chosen LIMAB as their gauge supplier at their facilities near Glasgow. In November 2009 a LIMAB TubeProfiler was installed to measure the diameter and shape of hot rolled tubes.
The hot rolled tubes are in the size range of 4 ½” – 16 ½” (114-419 mm). The gauge is mounted immediately after the sizing mill and provides instant feedback as to the size and shape of the tubes being produced.  In a separate installation a little further downstream the length of the tubes are measured using a LaserSpeed LS8000-316E. This non contact Doppler technology measures every tube to mm accuracy. Vallourec Mannesmann is a leading company in production of seamless steel tubes for the oil and gas industry. To read the full article published in November 2010 issue of Tube & Pipe technology click here.