Pipe-Piece Family Manufacturing (NSRP 0147)

PPFM2-04a

PPFM2-04a.JPG: Pipe Shop, IHI Kure Shipyard. Painting area. The control office appears in the left background. Welding stations are in between.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM2-04b

PPFM2-04b.JPG: Pipe Shop, IHI Kure Shipyard. The palletizing area is next to the painting area and occupies 2,000 square meters.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM2-11

PPFM2-11.JPG: As shown, a single digit identifies a specific lot. The serial number peculiar to one pipe piece appears below. In some pipe shops a color code is used to identify pipe pieces in a specific lot (dab of paint or a colored tag on each pipe piece). A large calendar is color coded accordingly so that even a casual visitor can observe whether the work in process is on schedule.

 

 

 

 


PPFM2-12a

PPFM2-12a.JPG: A single lot usually contains pipe pieces for different pallets needed for more than one ship. Also, because of different standard lead time some pipe pieces for a single pallet are produced in different lots. Numerous printouts are needed to convert in-process identifications to ship, pallet and piece numbers as needed for palletizing. These same printouts served for checkoff purposes.

 

 

 


PPFM2-13

PPFM2-13.JPG: A single lot usually contains pipe pieces for different pallets needed for more than one ship. Also, because of different standard lead time some pipe pieces for a single pallet are produced in different lots. Identification numbers needed for palletizing are applied after coating each pipe piece.

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-01a

PPFM3-01a.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: straight.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-01b

PPFM3-01b.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: straight.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-01c

PPFM3-01c.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: bent after fabrication.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-01d

PPFM3-01d.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: bent after fabrication.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-01e

PPFM3-01e.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: bent after fabrication.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-02a

PPFM3-02a.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: bent before fabrication.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-02b

PPFM3-02b.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: bent before fabrication.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-02c

PPFM3-02c.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: bent before fabrication.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-02d

PPFM3-02d.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: unit assembled.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-02e

PPFM3-02e.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: mocks for molded.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-02f

PPFM3-02f.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications: adjusted (loose flange).

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-03a

PPFM3-03a.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications – Penetrations. Parallel pipe runs facilitate a single penetration assembly for more than one system.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-03b

PPFM3-03b.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications – Penetrations. Copper tubing brazed to steel for penetrations.

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-03c

PPFM3-03c.JPG: Typical PPFM Classifications – Penetrations. Completed penetrations for various systems including hydraulic-oil systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-04a

PPFM3-04a.JPG: Work stations for assembled pipe pieces are aligned in a row between two lanes wide enough for forklift access. The containers in the foreground are for completed pipe pieces. Similar containers in the lane not visible are for kits of material. Work is organized and controlled through control of material (Italcantieri, Monfalcone).

 

 

 


PPFM3-04b

PPFM3-04b.JPG: Many pipe-pieces do not require special coating facilities. Thus, they are productively painted by hand just before palletizing.

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-04c

PPFM3-04c.JPG: Containers of palletized pipe pieces can be tiered to save stowage area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PPFM3-04d

PPFM3-04d.JPG: Lanes between buildings can be used as palletizing areas.

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