RTP oil pipeline taping demonstration (1m58s)

Ridgway RTP

RTP TAPING MACHINE

Designed to apply layers of tape (Kevlar®, glass etc.) on to plastic liners in the manufacture of Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP)

Each head applies multiple tapes with standard tape tensions up to 1kN. The machine follows a signal from an upstream caterpillar and, with the use of dedicated software, lays the tapes accurately to the required specification. Typically supplied in multiples of 2 tape heads, the heads rotate in opposite directions to cancel out the rotation forces generated when applying the tapes.

The pipe made by these machines is widely used in the oil and other industries.

RTP Taping Machine

Each RTP machine applies multiple tapes with tensions up to 1000N.

The machine follows a signal from an upstream caterpillar and, with the use of dedicated software, lays the tapes accurately to the required specification.

Up to 10 RTP taping machines can be configured in an RTP taping line to provide multiple reinforcement layers.

Ridgway RTP Taping Machine

Ridgway RTP Taping Line - shown with 6x 4 Tape Pad RTP Units

Servo drives

Servo drives for precise layering control.

Tape positioning

Automated positioning system for accurate tape application.

Adjustable taping angles

Graduated sector plates fitted to all final rollers for precise angle adjustment.

Controlled braking

Close loop controlled electronic braking for precise and constant tape tensioning.

Remote diagnostics

Control cabinet with remote diagnostics.

Flexible interface

Modern control system interfaces with other production line equipment – such as caterpillars and carousel drum stands.

RTP Taping Line

Haul through caterpillars and drum stands can also be supplied to create a complete RTP taping line.

Ridgway RTP Taping Machine

Ridgway RTP Taping Machine - shown with 4 Tape Pads

SPECIFICATION

Tape pads

Ø Up to 1600mm x 300mm core

Weight: Up to 900kg

Number of pads: Up to 6

Tape widths

Up to 300mm

Tape material

Kevlar®, glass, carbon fibre

Tape tension

Up to 1000N

Taping angles

1 to 60 degrees

Speed range

Up to 40 rpm

Pipe outside diameters

Max. dia. 350mm

Electrical supply

400 volt 3 phase 50 hz (other supplies available)

Compressed air supply

6 bar – clean and dry