Tri Tool Incorporated today introduced a CNC high production counterboring service for the offshore market with unique, seven axis CNC controls.
To meet the demand for deep counterbore machining of steel catenary risers and critical pipeline construction needs, Tri Tool has designed and manufactured the new high speed system with safety as a top priority.
“No one else has this technology, and now along with our laser-assisted pipe end alignment, productivity will be tremendously increased for our customers,” says Todd Fox, Vice President of International Sales. Tri Tool Services will operate the equipment which will be mobilized for on-site service from the company’s new Houston location.
“In pipe yards and spool bases where safety is paramount and serious injury is a concern, eliminating the need for any manual pipe handling significantly reduces that risk,” stated Mark Marshall, VP of Engineering, Operations and Production. “Our engineers, as usual, designed to our highest quality standards and developed patentable features that will ensure that this service will produce the most consistent and precise results.”
The new CNC High Speed Deep Counterbore delivers deep counterbore precision, rapid cycle times and superior surface finishes, using the safest pipe handling system available. Safety is optimized in this system with incoming and outgoing mechanized pipe handling racks that require no manual pipe handling. Cycle times are optimized with laser-assisted pipe end alignment, rapid machining by dual, seven axis CNC machines equipped with real time monitoring and the latest in safety features. The equipment will be manned by Tri Tool’s experienced and skilled technicians who are certified in its operation.
Press Release, April 16, 2014