Leakage can occur due to any kind of damage. People who keep leakage from happening is known as Pipefitters. To do their service in the right technique they need some special kind of tools that can help them to achieve their goal. So, we are here with the list of those essential tools and with the explanation of their uses. Accurate measurements are so significant in pipe fitting that no one tool is really more important than the next. They are all important to getting the pipes to fit together. Look at the tolls that every pipe sifter should own…
2 Hole Pin
These pins are used to ensure two bolt holes are aligned to one another at the exact same height. The pins are pipe welding wedges important tool that is lined up with the middle of the bolt holes.
These are used to mark pipes. Pipefitters then draw a line around the pipe with a sharp piece of soapstone. This ensures a straight cut on the pipe.
Magnetic Centering Heads
These are used to find the centerline at any angle and mark it around the inside and the outside of a pipe.
These are used to align joints before they are welded together. They are also used for routine maintenance to realign joints that have somehow become misaligned. It has vertical and horizontal level vial markers that show whether the pipes are properly aligned when workers are making adjustments.
Magnetic Flange Aligners
These magnetic flange aligners do the same work as flange aligners, however, they are held in place by strong magnets.
Magnetic Pocket Level
This is a two-vial bubble pipeline welding tool that is attached to a pipe by magnets. The bubbles will show you whether the pipes are level before they are welded together.
Miter Marker Pipe Layout
This tool is magnetically attached to a pipe. There is a sharp portion of soapstone attached to the end of a long arm that swings down, marking one side of the pipe at the appropriate angle. The tool is then flipped over to mark the other side at the same angle without being moved.
Master Marker Pipe Layout Tool
This tool is the same as the miter marker, excluding that it will fit pipes up to 48 inches. The 2 different-sized arms will fit into the same body, so pipefitters don’t have to buy two completely different tools.
The multi-hole imager is a dissimilar arm that fits into the same base as the marker layout tools. It is used to spot where to cut holes. There is a long arm that slides up and down on a rod. There is a piece of soapstone at the end of the rod. Pipefitters set the angle that they want the hole cut at, then lift the soapstone to the top of the pipe and let it fall, marking the pipe where they want to cut.
Control Welder’s Gauge
Pipefitters have a hard job. Their work requires knowing what kind of material is needed for each individual job, the exact dimensions of the pipes, and the precise angle at which the pipe should be bent.
The standard angle that pipes are usually bent to at their source is either 45° or 90°. There are some jobs that require different angles, though. That is where the pipefitter’s square comes in. The square is used to make sure that the pipe is properly aligned.
Fitter grips are used to lock two pipes together while they are being welded one to the other. They are also used when welding a pipe to a joint.
Any little errors can cause leakage issues. The pipe welding fit-up tools that pipefitters use to check the quality of pipes, before they are fitted, to make sure that they can handle the job at hand.