In the late 1990s and early 2000s, mills started using more efficient equipment and processes to produce their pipes, with most major mills employing the “continuous mandrel” method.
It’s a common misconception that pipes are in pretty good shape unless there is something visual on the pipe exterior that suggests otherwise.
A six foot section of pipe at a beverage plant was perplexing – it had been welded into an older pipe, yet measured as thinner than the original.
After speaking to a group of plant managers at a national beverage company, one of them invited us to his cold storage warehouse in New Jersey.
Mike (System Operator): I manage the industrial refrigeration pipe system at a Midwestern ice cream manufacturer.