Rimera Group's Chelyabinsk factory SOT has produced the first batch of extreme small radius pipe bends.
Rimera Opens a New Range of Pipe Bends
These are SOT's first hot-formed bends with the bend radius of mere 375 mm. The new product range has become a reality after last year SOT installed a new AWS Shaefer (Germany) pipe-bending mill with thermal treatment of open sections. The first 219 mm diameter bends with 13 mm thick wall are made of special heat-resistant steel 12H1MF and designed to operate at temperatures of up to +560˚С at up to 15 MPa (150 atm.) working pressure in steam and hot water pipelines.
«The production of extreme small radius bends is an important step forward towards full utilization of the inherent advantages of our new pipe-bending equipment. As part of the project we also dedicate our efforts to mastering the 3D bending technology. On the whole, the modern technical parameters of the pipe-bending mill allow us to maintain consistent quality, whether extreme big or small pipe bend radius,» says Leonid Malamud, SOT Executive Director.