More than just bending tube

More than just bending tube with CRAM

In almost any industrial environment, running pipe from point A to point B means working with a series of obstacles including infrastructure, productivity demands, site practices and access. And occasionally a hard job comes along.

Irrespective of the site and the local conditions, the pipe fabrication team at CRAM work to a proven sequential process – a process that has delivered efficient and cost-effective design and installation fabricated pipe projects for most of the region’s manufacturing operations.

A recent project for a steel products manufacturer is a case in point.

The contract awarded to CRAM was for the design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of a hydraulic fluid transport system to each of the three production assets.

An integral part of the customer’s ongoing automation program, the system would improve safety and deliver greater control to the operation of a high-impact production area. Each of the three fabricated pipe transport systems was to be installed in planned shutdown periods.

CRAM was given dates when site access was to be available and any and all work needing site access – including scoping and measuring, layout and design and finally installation and commissioning – was to fit with that schedule.

One of the primary considerations for this job was that although each of the three assets was shut down in turn to be worked on, at the end of each day – even though the machine had been isolated for the CRAM team to work on – it had to be operational if called upon by the operators on afternoon or night shift.

Additionally, an electrical upgrade was underway so the possibility of cable trays had to be factored into CRAM’s system design.

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