OAO Chelyabinsk (Chelpipe)

Russia’s most modern large-diameter pipe mill

This is one of the world's most modern large-diameter pipe mills. SMS group built the entire new plant. Its Manufacturing Execution System (MES) guarantees top quality at every process step. Specially put together is a comprehensive service package from SMS group that allows the full potential of the plant to be exploited.

It's named "Vysota 239" and is ideally equipped to meet high market demands on oilfield tubulars and line pipes. The state-of-the-art machines are linked to form cutting-edge process chain. Included among the core components of the integrated plant are:

  • Plate edge miller
  • Plate edge crimping press (box-frame design)
  • 18 m JCO® pipe forming press with 10,000 t press force 
  • 12 m JCO® pipe forming press with 6,500 t press force 
  • Two tack welding machines
  • 5 inside and 4 outside welding machines
  • Two mechanical expanders
  • Hydrostatic pipe tester
  • Facing and chamfering machines
  • Stations for non-destructive testing

Key data

Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Production process: JCOE®
Annual capacity: 600,000 to 900,000 t
Diameters produced: 508 to 1,422 mm
Wall thickness: up to 45 mm
Length: up to 18.3 m
Commissioning: 2010

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