OREANDA-NEWS. October 21, 2015. Pipeline Bends plant (Rimera Group) made the first shipment of short-radius pressed bends with 1.5 DN bend radius to a key client.

The first batch of the new schedule included six short-radius pressed and welded pipe bends dia. 530 mm, turn angle 90° made of К52 steel under TU 1469-027-74238272-2011. The fittings are intended for Transneft-Prikamiye branch and will be used for building an overpressure protection system at the Lopatino Pump Station in Samara Region. The Pipeline Bends plant became capable of making short-radius pressed bends with 1.5 DN bend radius when a custom-designed horn-shaped core and die tooling were manufactured.

“To date, we have been supplying to Transneft a wide range of 1 DN short-radius bends with O.D. from 530 to 720 mm and 1.5 DN bends with O.D. from 325 to 426 mm. 1.5 DN 530-mm bends are a new milestone in our cooperation. Until the end of the year, we plan to supply Transneft at least 10 pieces of these. We also expect more orders to make this size of bends from other clients”, comments Leonid Malamud, Pipeline Bends Executive Director.

It should be recalled that in 2012, the Pipeline Bends had short-radius pressed and welded bends certified for supply to oil and gas companies, Transneft and Gazprom. Earlier, such products were only supplied to housing projects.