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Pipe rolling

  1. Jun 9, 2016 #1
    please i need to know how to calculate power needed to bend 16" pipe with wall thickness 8mm long 6m by roll bending
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  3. Jun 9, 2016 #2


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    Are you making pipe from a flat sheet or bending a pipe ?

    Power is the rate of energy flow as the pipe is being bent. How quickly do you want to bend the pipe ?

    Is the pipe diameter 16” = 406 mm ?
    Can you identify a roll bending machine that is capable of bending relatively thin walled pipe of that diameter without collapse ?
    The energy requirement will be determined by bend radius and the angle of bend.
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