Pipeline Distribution

Pipelines and the materials they transport are a vital part of modern life, and an important economic asset. As one of the world’s oldest and largest manufacturers of field portable machine tools used in pipeline maintenance, E.H. Wachs products are ideal for cutting, beveling and weld preps on gathering, transportation and distribution pipelines carrying oil, natural gas and petrochemical products.

The most important consideration in pipeline maintenance is safety, including operator safety, safety of the population and safety of the environment. Once a pipeline has been constructed and enters service an important change takes place, the introduction of hydrocarbons. It’s the presence of hydrocarbons in a pipeline that has lead to development of a series of “best practices” designed to advance pipeline repair safety.

 
Key to these practices is the use of “cold cutting” machine tools, designed to cut pipe without the use of “hot cutting” methods that utilize torches and open flames. Every E.H. Wachs machine utilizes a cold cutting machining process that’s designed to eliminate the hazards associated with thermal cutting. Another significant advantage to cold cutting over thermal is preventing the creation of a HAZ, or Heat Affected Zone. 

 

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DynaPrep MDSF Split Frame
DynaPrep MDSF Split Frame

Designed for cutting, beveling, facing, counterboring and flange facing, it's available for order in sizes ranging from 6in - 60in O.D. (DN150-1500).

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LDSF Large Diameter Split Frame
LDSF Large Diameter Split Frame

E. H. Wachs LDSF Large Diameter Split Frame designed for cold cutting, beveling, facing and counterboring large diameter pipes, vessels and flanges.

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Meridian PMM Milling Machines
Meridian PMM Milling Machines

A three-axis milling machine, the Meridian PMM is available in sizes ranging from 48-96in (1219-2438mm). Designed for milling and boring...

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RS-2 Valve Operator
RS-2 Valve Operator

RS-2 or Rising Stem 2 handheld valve operator is designed for operating rising stem valves, and is available in pneumatic, hydraulic and...

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HDSF Heavy Duty Split Frame
HDSF Heavy Duty Split Frame

E. H. Wachs HDSF Heavy Duty Split Frame is designed for cold cutting, beveling, facing and counterboring large diameter pipes, vessels and...

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LCSF Low Clearance Split Frame
LCSF Low Clearance Split Frame

E. H. Wachs LCSF Low Clearance Split Frame is designed for cold cutting, beveling, facing and counterboring pipe, tube, vessels and flanges...

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Meridian ODM Facing Machines
Meridian ODM Facing Machines

E.H. Wachs and Meridian Equipment of Houston, Texas have partnered to offer Meridian's O.D. Mounted ODM Series Flange Facing Machines.

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Pipeline Distribution