The paper describes a complete pipe production modernization project in a South China shipyard. The shipyard had developed a sophisticated computer system that identified and technically described every pipe or ventilation spool on a ship. The pipe shop however, was essentially a manual operation. Pipes were routed manually through the shop, welding was done manually, and pipes were bent using standard pipe benders. The overall engineering requirements were to automatically collect and sort the pipe processing requirements; route and track each spool through the shop; and provide automated bending, cutting, flange welding, and bending of the pipes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ship Production Symposium, Commercial Competitiveness for Small and Large North American Shipyards; 25-27 Jan 1995, Seattle, Washington, USA. Sponsored and publ by SNAME, USA. Pprs. Ppr 8 [19 p, 11 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Jones, E L
    • Watne, T
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00717152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM