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Oil Field Pipe – A Crucial Component for Successful Drilling...

Posted by , on Feb, 2016

Quality oil field piping is crucial part of oil field operations in order to perform the drilling processes for oil wells. In addition to buying the right type of piping, it is also important to consider having the proper accessories to ensure that all of your drilling needs are met. Types of Oil Field Pipe and Accessories Drill pipe, used in the oilfield industry, is a critical component for oil drilling processes and is available in both standard and heavy weight. This type of pipe is used to pass power, via rotary motion, from ground level to a drilling bit. This bit is located at the bottom of the hole. This transfer of power also provide flushing media to the face of the cutting tool to aid in successful drilling. Casing, comprised of hollow steel pipe, is another crucial component to the drilling process and serves as a liner for the inside of the drill hole. Casing acts as a guard against aquifers and groundwater that could interfere with drilling. A full length casing or casing string, is cemented in place using a cement sheath. In some cases the cementing process requires a conductor casing to prevent collapsing of the wellbore. In some states tubing is used in place of casing. Tubing is secured using a packer at the bottom of the well rather than being cemented in place. Casing and tubing are come in a variety of styles including chrome, seamless, duplex, and welded as well as carbon and alloy grades. Steel sucker rods, 25-30 feet long and threaded on both ends, are an important product as well and are used to join the surface components and the components within the drill bore of a reciprocating piston pump together. Buying New or Used Pipe- Pros and Cons Purchasing used drill pipe can be risky. Just one bad bore can damage a pipe with no obvious signs that can be seen. If you want to purchase used, be aware of things like the thread condition, outside diameter, and straightness. You can suffer monetary loss buying faulty used pipe, so it is recommended that you do your research and choose an oil field pipe supplier that can provide you with new piping. This will ensure that you get the most out of your money without breaking your budget paying for damages. Be the first to like. Like...

Pillow Block Bearings for Louisiana Commercial Applications...

Posted by , on Jan, 2016

In many Texas and Louisiana industries, pillow block bearings play a vital role anywhere there is the need for drive components with shafts. In fact, they are often the main support for rotating shafts and are sometimes known as more plum block bearings. These bearings offer many benefits to modern industry, and there are several options to consider. Benefits of Pillow Block Bearings for Louisiana Businesses Pillow blocks make excellent mounted housings for shaft bearings. The mount remains stationary, and this allows the inner bearing to rotate, lessening wear and tear on drive components. In fact, the housing helps to protect the bearing from dirt and other debris, and this can greatly increase the duty cycle by eliminating contamination. Housings usually come with holes for grease fittings. Also, the base may be split to allow for adjustments. This type of construction allows pillow block bearings to fit a wide range of applications for Louisiana businesses. Pillow Block Bearing Options A more plum block housing allows for many different bearing types. In fact, there are as many as eight options you may wish to consider. Ball Bearings Ball bearings allow for smooth operation with a minimal amount of friction. Their construction is simple yet very effective. Balls are usually held in place by inner and outer rings, and a separator or cage. These pillow block bearings can deliver high performance with very little maintenance required. Plain Bearings Unlike ball bearings, plain bearings work in a sliding action. They are sometimes called bushings. Plain bearings may work with sleeves, flanges or other types of linings. Roller Bearings Roller type bearings utilize rollers instead of balls (ball bearings), and there are five basic types. * Cylindrical * Spherical * Needle * Thrust * Tapered Hydrodynamic Instead of rollers or balls to provide clearance between the shaft and pillow block bearings, hydrodynamic bearings utilize a film of air or oil. They can provide a lot of loads capacities and deliver high performance. Needle Roller Similar to standard roller bearings, needle rollers are smaller in diameter. This provides a lower profile in areas where space is at a premium. Specifications There are five basic specifications to consider when buying pillow block bearings for Louisiana businesses: * Shaft size * Shaft diameter * Shaft height * Maximum allowed speed * Maximum load Materials For the most part, pillow block bearings are made with hardened steel cages. This increases durability and lessens the likelihood of breakdown under operating conditions. Be the first to like. Like...

The Turning Operation – Process, Types and Benefits...

Posted by , on Jan, 2016

A turning operation is one of the most common place machining processes. Essentially, this operation, performed on the lathe machine, is used to remove what is known as work piece material via the use of a cutting tool. This simple and effective method of removing excess material allows for the creation of numerous products. Turning is used to create rotational and axis-symmetric parts that have threads, holes, grooves, tapers and contoured surfaces. How Does Turning Operation Work? As previously mentioned, Turning is performed on the lathe machine. This particular machine’s general-purpose engine is essential in the basic turning machine tool. While using a lathe, it is important to have a means of holding the work while it rotates as well as a means of holding the cutting tools—this is done all while manually moving them to the work. Also, to the lathe machine itself, other equipment that is used in the turning process includes beds, head stock and tail stock. This three additional piece fit together along with the carriage and cross slide which when combined all make up the lathe machine. Kinds of Turning Processes There is a variety of turning operation processes. For instance, a machinist can choose from cyclic process, face turning or facing, eccentric, reaming as well as the following types of turning: * Straight- reduces the work to a specified diameter. * Tapper and Tapping – produces a taper along the axis of the work piece. * Grooving and Cut-off – both very similar; a single point cutting tool moves along the side until it reaches the center of the work piece. * Drilling and Boring – drilling into the work piece to essentially create a hole, once this is done boring is typically performed. With boring, you can perform operations like tapers, chamfers, step turning (shoulder turning) and so on. * Threading – moves along the axis at an angle of 60 degrees. This creates threads, which are then arranged with a specific pitch and length. Additional Benefits of Turning Operation A variety of materials can be cut using these techniques such as alloy steels, carbon steels, stainless steels, cast iron, bronze, aluminum, brass and other kinds of steels. Depending on the type or kind of work piece your product needs will determine the cutting speed that is appropriate for the metal being used. Be the first to like. Like...

Dodge Bearings – Providing Durable Options for All Mounted Bearing Needs...

Posted by , on Dec, 2015

Bearings are a crucial component when it comes to handling machine operation, due to their sealing and durable capabilities. When looking for quality and reliability, companies can rely on Dodge bearings. Louisiana industries can benefit from these bearings due to their durability and wide selection, suited to fit any unique need. Equipment operation in any industry needs to be reliable and safe, so choosing the best quality bearing is of the upmost importance when buying machine components. The Right Bearings to Get the Job Done Dodge bearings offer an assortment of bearings that can be used to suit the needs of various machines. In addition to their selection of rotating equipment components, they also carry a vast selection of mounted bearings. Their selection of mounted bearings includes: * Ball bearings * Tapered roller bearings * Spherical roller bearings * Plain bearings Mounted roller bearings are designed according to maximum normal and thrust loading, maximum speed, durability, and sealing capabilities. Other factors include, inside diameter and exact tolerances, to ensure the bearing is designed with reliability and performance in mind. Tapered roller bearings are designed in a variety of sizes and out of a wide range of materials, making them a versatile option for many applications. They are engineered to manage radial loads, ones on both rotating shafts and in housings, by the taper angles of the bearing. These types of bearings consist of four main components, which include, the inner ring or cone, the outer ring or the cup, the cage, and the rollers. Benefits of Using Mounted Bearings Mounted Dodge bearings are designed as a ring of steel balls that are loaded into a rotating bearing cage that is mounted into a flange or pillow block housing and holds the bearings in place, making them top of the line in durability. This cage allows for both normal and axial loading and also can withstand high-speed rotations, common in the agriculture and other bulk handling industries, providing not only strength but also versatility. The bearings are housed and protected by either metal guards, on one or both sides, or by polymer seals, keeping the bearing safe from damage and allowing it to function properly. With reliable mounts and sturdy shielding, these bearings are held in place securely and can be relied on to provide exceptional performance in any industry. Be the first to like. Like...

Things to Consider When Trying to Install Actuators Properly...

Posted by , on Apr, 2015

In the world of automated production, there are a number of parts that have to work together. Depending on the size and scope of the machines you run, you will have a whole host of different components to maintenance and keep up with. Among the most important parts in any production based machine are actuators. The actuators are small motors that make moving and controlling the machine possible. These actuators can be powered by a number of things such as hydraulic fluid or pneumatic pressure. In order to have your actuators work properly, you will need to install the right way. The following are a few things to consider when trying to get your actuators installed the right way. Finding the Load Centre The first thing you need to do when trying to install your actuators the right way is to make sure the load is balanced. You want to have the actuator near the centre of gravity of the machine to reduce having the load unbalanced. By doing this, you will be able to reduce the damage done to your actuators and your machines. Trying to put the actuator on the side of the machine will only cause issues like binding and the build-up of pressure on one side of the apparatus. Ensure the Duty-Cycle of the Actuator Another factor you have to consider when trying to install your actuator the right way is the duty cycle of the unit. This is just a fancy word to describe that amount of weight and force the actuator can handle. The last thing you want to do is put an actuator on your machines that is not able to stand up to the abuse due to the negative consequences it will bring. Check the Operation of Your Limit Switch When trying to get your actuators installed the right way, you need to also check to ensure the load switch on your system is working the right way. The limit switch tells your actuators when it is time to stop performing one task and start the other. If this switch is not functioning properly, then you will need to get a professional to take a look at it. In some cases, you will need to replace it to ensure proper function. The time and effort you spend installing your actuators the right way will be well worth it in the end.   Be the first to like. Like...

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