Howe Simplifies Plumbing and Piping with Prefabricated Spools

Howe Simplifies Plumbing and Piping with Prefabricated Spools

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Plumbing and piping systems are a core utility of many commercial and industrial facilities. With so many different piping materials and possible site conditions, ensuring high quality can be difficult. You need a team of expert engineers and welders for piping capable of meeting modern demands.

The best place to find that expertise is with Howe. Our prefabrication services include plumbing and piping spools for Sioux Falls, SD, and the surrounding communities. These piping spools are designed and assembled in our state-of-the-art fabrication facility, with quality ideas for commercial piping. We’ll make sure that whatever material you want can be shaped into the piping you need. And with rigorous testing and uncompromising standards, we’ll verify that our piping spools are ready for your project’s conditions.

To learn more about our fabrication services, call or text Howe today at 605-339-2020.

We Work with Any Piping Material and Cutting-Edge Tools

Howe’s team of seasoned welders and mechanical engineers can work with any piping material you prefer thanks to our prefabrication facility. If you’re interested in new or alternative materials, we can employ exhaustive testing to determine if the material or finished piping meets your requirements.

Here are just a few of the fittings, piping materials and testing options Howe offers:

Piping Materials: Fabricating the best possible piping starts with the best available materials. We’ve worked with copper, stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum and even High Density Poly Ethylene plastic. We only supply these materials from the highest quality sources.

Available Attachments: The fabrication process is designed to streamline the connection of attachments and fittings, including flanges, elbows, tees, couplings and much more.

Testing Procedures: The conditions of every facility are unique. We employ a diverse range of precise tests including non-destructive testing (NDT) for your piping spools, such as:

  • Radiography – NDT tests that use X-rays or gamma radiation to inspect the internal structure of piping spools.
  • PMI – This stands for positive material identification, and tests the chemical composition of metal piping.
  • MPI – Magnetic Particle Inspections is NDT, used for identifying surface and subsurface defects for ferromagnetic pipes and welds.
  • Ultrasonic – Sound waves can be used to detect small defects in piping as well as its thickness.
  • Hydrostatic – Water or another relevant fluid is placed in the piping to confirm it will stand up to the flow and pressure conditions of your facility.

But what about the fabrication process itself? Prefabricating piping spools is efficient and cost-effective, making it a great choice for projects of all sizes.

First We Cut Raw Pipes into Predetermined Sizes

Raw pipes are cut to the required length of your project or facility. The predetermined sizes speed up the assembly process, getting finished spools to you faster with no loss in quality. Our expert technicians will make sure measurements are as precise as possible with industry-leading tools. We utilize a state-of-the-art CNC pipe cutter for precise, gradual curves that create flawless fit-ups.

Then We Position and Weld the Fittings to Finish Assembly

Our pipe positioners position the pipe while the tacking and welding is done. Howe’s team of professional welders will review their work to ensure the finished product meets your specifications. Additional testing with the completed piping can be performed, if needed, or we can prepare delivery of the finished equipment to your facility.


Why Prefabricate Piping Spools?

Commercial and industrial facilities need strong and often specialty piping for intense conditions, complex manufacturing processes and heavy use. But space at a construction site or existing facility is limited, and making room for piping and plumbing assembly can lower efficiency/speed. Prefabricating completed piping spools sidesteps these problems and offers multiple benefits like:

  • Can be designed and tested in a controlled environment: Our fabrication facility isn’t subject to weather or other conditions that could disrupt production and testing. What’s more, we can create a variety of conditions for testing and quality assurance.
  • Professional engineers monitor progress for consistent high quality: Our engineers and welders have the best training and tools in the industry. They closely monitor piping spool production to meet our high standards.
  • Fittings can be attached before delivery: Attaching fittings and other connections is a core part of the piping spool fabrication process. Handling it off-site is easier and more convenient for your facility.
  • Cuts costs and assembly time: A refined fabrication process handled by experts lowers the costs and time needed for a completed piping spool; savings we pass onto you and your project.
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Ensure Project-Ready Piping with Howe

The next time you need finished piping spools for your project or facility, choose the uncompromising expertise of Howe. Call or text 605-339-2020 to speak with our staff and learn more.

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