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Homework Help: Magnetized piping

  1. Apr 20, 2015 #1
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    Hello and thank you for your time, OK enough of that Question I have is
    (1) A gas pipe in-service 16" .375 wall X52 carbon pipe and has been depressurized & cold cut and to weld a new spool piece to replace old on. At this time it was found to be magnetized. What is the safest way to demagnetize pipe to be welded?
    I have read two ways. One is with heat but no one has told me the temperature which could be a factor in the integrity of the pipe and two rapping the lead but which end the positive or negative and which current electrode positive or electrode negative
    Please explain in full detail & thank you very much
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  3. Apr 21, 2015 #2

    Simon Bridge

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  4. Apr 21, 2015 #3


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    I was reading this and thinking what the ???

    how can you magnetise a carbon pipe .... then I realised the OP omitted an important word .... steel as in carbon steel :rolleyes:
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