Getting To Know Pipeline Rollers
Installing pipelines in river and road crossings isn’t an easy job. It takes time, effort, and the right strategy to successfully complete the task. Using the right technology can simplify the process and make it a lot safer for workers. One of the most important pieces of equipment used in pipeline installation is the pipeline roller.
What Is A Pipeline Roller?
This equipment has rollers on top. Unlike turning rolls, a pipeline roller is not used for rotating pipes and cylindrical workpieces. Instead, it supports the weight of the pipeline and rolls it forward or backward. It has a modular design, which means it can be used with other pipeline rollers to create a bed that pipelines can slide on. This makes it easier to move the workpiece from one point to another.
Why Are Pipeline Rollers Used?
There are a variety of reasons why a pipeline roller is used.
It Makes The Job Easier
Pipelines are long and heavy, making it cumbersome to move and handle them. It’s hard enough to roll them into position, it’s much harder to have to drag into place. Pipeline rollers can be arranged along the length of the bored hole like a bed or conveyor system. This means that installation is only a matter of sliding the pipeline upon the top of the rollers.
It Prevents Damage To The Pipelines
There are many aspects of installation that can cause damage to the pipeline. If its weight is not supported evenly, it may develop dents become misshapen. Dragging it along the bored hole will damage its surface as well and may even affect its sturdiness. A pipeline roller’s modular design means you can use as many as needed to support the weight of the pipeline equally, preventing any risk of ruining its shape. The rollers on top also reduce friction and drag, allowing the pipeline to be installed without any damage.
It Makes The Process Safer For Workers
During installation, the pipeline could roll off. As pipelines are usually too heavy for manual support, this event could have ugly outcomes. It can, however, be prevented by using a pipeline roller. This equipment keeps the pipeline in a secure, horizontal place. Its wheels are positioned in a V-shape, which prevents the pipeline from rolling out of place. Finally, the reduced effort needed to move the pipeline means workers are less tired and prone to injuries.