Specifications and Rewind Methods
Pipe reels differ in terms of product specifications and rewind methods. Product specifications include flange diameter, core diameter, inside traverse, pipe inside diameter (ID), pipe outside diameter (OD), and pipe length. Units of measure include inches, feet, yards, mils, miles, meters, centimeters, millimeters and kilometers. There are several rewind methods for pipe reels. Manual devices require the use of a hand crank. Products that use an electric motor, hydraulic motor, pneumatic motor, or internal spring are also available. Electric motors are specified according to shaft speed, terminal voltage, continuous current, continuous torque, and continuous output power. Hydraulic motors are rated in terms of operating torque, operating pressure, operating speed, operating temperature, power, maximum fluid flow, maximum fluid viscosity, and displacement per revolution. Air motors are specified by torque, maximum air pressure, air consumption, rated free speed, and operating noise level.
Pipe reels can be used to wind, unwind, and store many different types of industrial pipe. Reinforced pipe is designed for heavy-duty applications and includes pipe styles such as textile braid, wire braid, wire helix, and many other designs in multi-ply or multi-layer configurations. Coiled industrial pipe is flexible, elastic, and relatively easy to store. Corrugated pipe contains corrugations, pleats, or spiral convolutions to increase flexibility and capacity for compression and elongation. Articulated industrial pipe is made of rigid pipe sections that are constructed with "joints" that can be swiveled, positioned, or articulated. Multi-element pipe consists of multiple pipes that are formed or adhered together in a flat, ribbon, or bundled configuration. Pipe reels that are designed for pneumatic pipes and hydraulic pipes are also available.
Pipe reels provide a lot of convenience and efficiency in managing pipes. It allows easy transferring using portable reels and it is also a safe way to ensure that the pipe is protected from any external damage. There are many types of pipe reels available in the market. It is important to make sure that the pipe reel is suitable for the type of pipe. If the reel is incompatible, it could lead to future problems with its handling and related functions. It could result in more costs to repair and maintain the pipes.