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PCT Introduces Advanced Pipe Coiling & Delivery System

Posted: Thursday 23rd August 2012

PCT has introduced a unique pipe coiling and delivery system that provides the ability to coil pipes PE100 up to DN250 x 250m without vehicle escorts.

PCT’s well-established Low Ovality Coiling Technology has been combined with their newly developed, unique multi-trailer road train design which enables pipe manufacturers to deliver 3 x 250m coils of DN250 in one delivery.

The trailer design also allows free-standing coils or reels of pipe to be dispensed via the built-in roller supports. This is only possible with the use of Low Ovailty Technology coiling machinery which allows the pipe to be coiled at these tighter bending ratios. Smaller pipe sizes can also be coiled and transported, for example, the three trailers would carry over 1km of DN180 in three lengths with less than 5% pipe ovality occurring.

‘Combining Low Ovality Coiling Technology with our newly developed delivery system allows pipe manufacturers to see the huge cost and time savings associated with transporting very long lengths of pipe and minimal jointing’ says Iain Wallace, PCT.

If you take into account the ability in some countries for Road Trains to exceed our three trailer European limit, this length can very easily be extended to four or five trailers per Road Train for long distance transport’

Coils can be unloaded on-site or alternatively, each trailer can be dropped at points equal to the pipe coil length ready for an on-site tow vehicle to lay-out. Either way, this provides the ability to string out and only make three butt welds before a string of pipe is ready for installation compared to having to make 20 times the number of welds if the same pipe (DN250) is delivered in 12m stick lengths.

PCT Ltd is a privately owned company based in Newcastle UK with subsidiaries in the USA and China. The company designs and supplies coiling, handling and packaging solutions for flexible products such as plastic pipe, sub-sea umbilical, power cables, flow-lines and steel wire rope

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