The use of T-DRILL collaring and flanging machines improves productivity in the construction of both vessels and off-shore platforms. Typical applications include main and auxiliary seawater systems, vent, drain and ballast systems, air handling and exhaust gas and fire suppression systems just to name a few.
Marine engine heavy fuel oil supply units require filtration, heating and pressurizing systems of heavy fuel oil prior to injection into diesel engines. This equipment includes several branches located in the piping systems that can be made more reliable and economical by using collaring machines.
Various components such as heat exchangers, water distillation/purification plants and HVAC systems installed during marine construction are also fabricated using the T-DRILL processes.
The tube branching related to these systems is made by T-DRILL pipe branching (collaring) machines. T-DRILL flanging machines form a Van Stone style loose flange on one end of the pipe and can expand the other end of the pipe to provide a slip fit suitable for fillet welding. This results in a pipe spool that can be easily and quickly installed in a ship with virtually no issues about flange orientation.
T-DRILL collaring and flanging systems have become an industry standard recognized worldwide and accepted by: