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IMS delivers new multichannel wall thickness measuring system

A multichannel tube wall thickness measuring system
from IMS Messsysteme
A multichannel tube wall thickness measuring system from IMS Messsysteme

IMS Messsysteme GmbH, Germany, has delivered a multichannel tube wall thickness measuring system to Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil Ltda (VSB), following an order last year. The measuring system will be used to measure tube shells at the exit of the PQF mill (SMS Meer). The system will be installed behind the PQF extractor mill.

Apart from the well-established 13-channel measuring geometry for PQF mills, which is used for continuous measurement of polygonal wall distribution, the measuring system will be equipped for the first time for VSB with a high-resolution diameter gauge.

A total of 18 laser triangulation sensors will be fitted. This will enable highly accurate detection of out-of-round flaws and profiling of the tube outside diameter.

The laser-based measuring technology integrated here for the first time in an IMS tube wall thickness measuring system has already been used successfully for several years at Ovako Steel AB in Hofors, Sweden, as a standalone measuring system. The sensor and analysis systems are now being integrated in the IMS measuring system in close cooperation with the company LIMAB.

IMS can therefore simultaneously measure the wall thickness and eccentricity, outside diameter and profile, temperature and length of tubes in a single compact gauge. This avoids the need to install multiple individual systems, which means not only savings in the cost of the overall investment, but also simpler maintenance and upkeep.

IMS can look back on more than 20 years of close cooperation with Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes, a member of the Vallourec Group, at various locations around the world and Sumitomo in Japan. This new contract included, IMS has already supplied this mill operator with more than 15 individual measuring systems.

PUBLISHED: 22 Mar 09 Bookmark and Share
Company:
IMS Messsysteme GmbH
Country:
Germany
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+49 2056 975 0
Fax:
+49 2056 975 140
Email:
info@ims-gmbh.de
Website:
www.ims-gmbh.de
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