An essential prerequisite for a longitudinally welded large-diameter pipe to meet the most stringent quality requirements are efficient production units and the latest technologies for online quality control. To capture all data obtained during the various steps of production and testing and to control these data within close tolerances, an integrated IT-system covering all production stages — from the steel mill to the pipe coating — is indispensable to ensure a precise traceability of data and products. By an extensive automation of data acquisition and control, the factor of human errors can be excluded. In the following we would like to give you an overview of measures and investments which have already been realized by Europipe over the last years or which are going to be introduced with the aim to meet customer’s ever increasing demands on quality.

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