Couplings - The coupling manufacturing facility is equipped with the latest
technology in machinery and processing equipment. Computer controlled HEM
saws are utilized for sawing coupling stock into required coupling blank lengths.
New Mori Seiki CNC lathes are used to precisely thread couplings. The latest
Magnaflux wet magnetic particle inspection equipment is utilized for inspecting
couplings for material defects. A state of the art automated phosphate coating
system is in place which allows more control and consistent phosphate coating
of the threaded couplings. The finished couplings are painted by an automated
spray booth system for a better paint finish, and the stenciling information is
applied by computer controlled dot matrix system. All threaded coupling
connections are verified by a highly trained inspection staff to ensure continual
compliance to API 5CT and API 5B requirements, as well as any special customer
requirements. All machine operators and process operators go through a rigorous
training program in order to maximize the efficiency and quality while performing
the various required processes. Finished couplings are stored inside while
awaiting shipment to assure the product remains in pristine condition.
Threading - All pipe threading work is completed by new Mori Seiki CNC lathes that
offer repeatable, tight tolerance connections. After threading, coupling makeup is
performed by the latest NOV bucking units equipped with Torque Turn. A fully
automated PLC controlled handling system moves pipe through the process,
providing a consistent flow and repeatable positioning of the tube. All threaded
connections are verified by our highly trained quality staff to ensure continual
compliance to API 5CT and API 5B requirements, as well as special customer
requirements. Process operators go through a rigorous training program in order
to maximize efficiency and reliability while performing the required processes.
Pipe Yard Services - The storage facilities for pipe within the Pinnacle Machine
Works 44 acre site are new and designed to meet all pipe storage requirements.
The pipe storage areas have had ground stabilization performed to provide areas
that will support the immense weight of pipe loaded onto racks. All pipe is stored
on racks which are poured-in-place concrete bolsters that keep the pipe at a
minimum eighteen inches off the ground. All pipe stored is inventoried and
controlled with a computerized inventory tracking system. Cycle counting is done
to verify inventory accuracy. Multiple state of the art pipe lifting / moving equipment
is used for moving pipe within the process areas of the facility and for loading /
Trans-loading - Pinnacle offers rail services for OCTG and structural steel
products. Full services trans-loading includes product storage and handling with
a range of different cars to transport your products.