I have an elderly relative who may be the least tech-savvy person I know.
Tata Steel subsidiary Corus Tubes is producing linepipe using high frequency induction welded (HFI), which the company says delivers pipe with tighter tolerances and faster delivery than traditional electric resistance welded (ERW) product.In the process, coils of steel strip are unwound onto a 49-ft (15-m) diameter accumulator drum. As one coil runs out, another is welded on to form a continuous steel web. The coil is then withdrawn from the center of the accumulator and fed into the mill; so an unlimited number of coils can be added without stopping...
The midstream buildout includes creative uses of existing assets to better serve producers while keeping costs down.