Pipe Cleaning - Before
Pipe Cleaning - After
Wheelabrator designs and manufactures fully automated upblast or downblast Pipe Machines for surface profiling and removing rust and mill scale from welded steel pipe. Pipe must be cleaned and dust free prior to the coating process.
- Wheelabrator works with customers to determine the their requirements and will consider many factors, including:
- Steel abrasive types
- Profile requirements
- Surface cleaning requirement
- Line speed requirement
- Wheelabrator works closely with coating manufacturers to assure proper mill profile is achieved to give the best adherence of coating.
The pipe is conveyed through the blast machine on a specially designed external skew roll type material handling system. An extensive range of high production blast cabinets are available to handle from 5cm (2") to 366cm (144") diameter pipe at variable cleaning speeds.
Wheelabrator pipe machines include an air wash and dust collection system that work together to remove contaminants and fines, control dust and maintain correct abrasive size.