The investment campaign goes on at the “OSCAR” plant: the quality assurance process was automated
Вести  1 July 2020

The investment campaign of the development goes on at the “OSCAR” plant which is the member of the “Alef” corporation. The purpose of the campaign is twofold increase of pipes output rate.

The European enterprises of the aerospace, nuclear, chemical and energy industrie sare the consumers of the products of the plant. The enterprise is included into the prestigious base of suppliers of the aerospace industry OASIS. In particular, the Ukrainian plant “OSCAR” may supply the seamless pipes made from stainless steel, titanium and nickel alloys to the largest global aeroconcerns.

The automated installation of non-destructive testing of pipes from the American producer MAC (Magnetic Analysis Сorporation) was implemented at production site in 2020. It was given on the website of “Alef” corporation.

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New equipment enabled to increase the efficiency at this stage three-fold by means of increase of test rate. The equipment of old design provided for three passages of pipe for its analysis according to necessary parameters.

The pipes are analyzed for metal continuity, pipe pressurization and availability of defects during one passage through MAC installation. Moreover, the pipe parameters (diameter and thickness) may be measured with the use of the installation. The range of the pipes inspected is from 10 to 50 mm. The equipment verifies the quality of the products in two ways: eddy-current and ultrasound.

The installation is equipped with the archive system recording all results of inspections and the dates of their conduct. The plant may provide this information to the customer in order to guarantee the quality.

The human factor is excluded during installation use, and therefore the probability of arrival of faulty production to the customer is also excluded.

Implementation of the innovative technologies enables the plant to export pipes into European countries where up to 80% of products manufactured at the plant is shipped.

The investment program of the enterprise development enables to increase the volume of the output products consistently: this indicator was equal to 170 thous. of meters per month in 2018, and in early June 2020 it is expected to achieve the parameter equal to 300 thous. meters of pipes manufactured per month by the end of the year.

Reference. “Alef” corporation incorporates cross-sectional businesses operating in the sector of development, manufacturing of construction materials and the agrarian field. Vadym Iermolaiev is a chairman of “Alef” corporation council. Stanislav Vilenskyi is a deputy chairman of the corporation council.