One benefit of continuous weld (CW) pipe is its easy threadability in the field, compared to ERW (electric resistance welded) pipe. Today we want to explore this benefit of CW pipe by discussing the threading process and highlighting additional CW benefits.
This process requires a universal die head, which threads pipe from 1/8" to 2" in diameter. Lay the die head with the index numbers facing up. Loosen the clamp lever and place the throwout arm toward the open position. Then lift the lock washer from the gauge bar slot and slide the assembly past the gauge bar slot as indicated on the head assembly.