36″ 316 Stainless Steel Pipe cold Cutting – Port Harcourt, Nigeria
When the client called me, it was already 11:00 midnight on August 4th. Because of the jet lag, we were going to bed while the client was working in Nigeria.
The customer said they were unable to cold cut the 36″ stainless steel pipe with wall thickness 20mm and suspected that the cutting tool bits was not suitable. From my 17 years of experience, I know that this stainless steel pipe can be machined with our cutting tool made by material AISI M42. 8% Cobalt
Without more on-site information, I had a video call with the client, who showed me the cutting tool, the tip was badly worn, and nothing else was noticed. At the same time, the customer also sent a two-minute video of the operation. The following points are the possible problems I found:
1. The rotation speed of pipe cold cutter is a bit fast
2. There is a U-shaped groove on the surface of the stainless steel pipe
Based on the video sent, I gave 3 suggestions to site:
1. Do not extend the blade too far from the blade
2. Reduce the speed of the pipe cold cutting machine
3. Try again with a new cutting tool bit
Received a reply on the afternoon of August 5th, and they have successfully completed the work. Also told us to order some cutting tool because the job just done was a test and they were going to an offshore platform to do cold cuting and beveling work on a batch of pipes.
We are happy to help customers solve problems within 24 hours. At the same time, customers also hope that we can put this case on the website so that more people can understand the quality and service of nodha products.
Video link: https://youtu.be/Fzk4iIajWi0
Customer: Torqtech Offshore Services
Site: Master Fabrication Yard
Location: PORT HARCOURT RIVERS STATE NIGERIA
Mr. Jeff Huang- Nodha Industrial Co., Ltd