Name of Project:

Degassing units for Queensland Gas Corporation

Subject/Heading line:

Bending complex tubes at scale

The Project

Bendpro recently completed a critical tubing project for one of Queensland’s largest fabricators of mechanical pipe spooling and pressure vessels who were commissioned to produce degassing units for Queensland Gas Corporation (QGC). We provided our skilled expertise in supplying CNC tube bending of Ø12.7×1.6 seamless stainless tubing that the client had sourced specifically for the project to meet the requirements for their customer. Over a number of stages, the Bendpro team successfully supplied more than 7500 tubes CNC bent into a mix of 7 different profiles in accordance with critical tolerances for the project – making life easy for installation.

The Challenge

The complex tube bending could not be completed by simple methods of bending and required CNC accuracy to ensure conformance to the critical tolerances, repeatability and overall efficiency of the project for such large quantities. Using customer supplied material specific for the project, the team made every effort to ensure minimal waste and bring the concept from idea to ideal for our customer.

The solution

The team at Bendpro are renowned for their extensive capability in CNC tube bending and providing consistent quality components to our customers and have proudly delivered again on this project. Utilising our 7 axis CNC tube bending machine and extensive tooling range, the team not only met but, exceeded expectations on all stages of the project. To ensure accuracy, the tubes were electronically laser scanned with our 3D tube inspection arm proving the tubes to meet the critical tolerances specified for the project. Where required, the tubes were trimmed to size and deburred inside and out for fluid transfer/hydraulic applications. Once complete, the tubes were carefully packaged and labelled for easy identification and allowing for a streamlined manufacturing process for our customer’s assembly lines. Further extending our service, the transport was monitored to ensure smooth transit to the customer’s workshop and initial inspection was to the expected standards.

Bendpro has proven once again to be a reliable supply partner when the customer requires accurate tube bending produced to specification, repeatability and delivering in full on time. Our reliability has helped give our customer’s confidence to extend their own project capabilities and deliver successful outcomes.

Scope – 7 axis CNC tube bending, 3D laser scanning, trimming, deburring, packaging, free into store delivery