The TAGMET Iron-and-steel Factory, member of Pipe Iron Company Group, produced over 553 thousand tons of pipes in the first 11 months of 2004, which is 7.8 % more than in the same period in the last year.
The production volume for weldless pipes reached 342 thousand tons, including drill pipes 13 tons, seamless casings 110 thousand tons, oil pipes 216 thousand tons. Over 210 thousand tons of welded pipes, 103,450 thousand tons of water-and-gas pipes have been produced. The steel output was 448 thousand tons.
In November 2004 the practical testing of the zinc-planting technology for cross-sections of 20x20 and 25x25 types and sizes was realized. At this point, the Russian cross-sections have been zinc-planted only by the diving method.
TAGMET specialists decided to test the available machine for zinc coating of the cross-sections, produced by the tube-welding shops. The trial volume is over 6 tons. After some upgrading of the technological process and preparation of the technical conditions, the factory will be ready to accept the orders for a wide range of types and sizes.