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Tri Tool introduces the CouponMASTER

Oilfield Technology,

The new CouponMASTER™ Weld Coupon Machine from Tri Tool, a world recognised leading precision machine tool manufacturer, is the perfect solution for union halls, colleges and trade schools where high numbers of weld coupons are utilised in training and certification programmes for welders qualifying with heavy wall pipe.

Whether producing weld test coupons by cutting and bevelling factory length piping, or purchasing pre-cut and beveled weld test coupons, the CouponMASTER rapidly pays for itself by effectively reusing and recycling post-welded training and weld test coupons.

“Tri Tool has a long history with the UA. We are known to provide the most durable, high quality cutting and bevelling equipment with the best customer service in the business, so when the request came for a better solution to the coupon recycling problem, we were happy help,” said Pat Flippen, Vice President of Services at Tri Tool and thirty four year UA member.

With the average pre-cut and pre-beveled 2 in. dia. (NPS) weld test coupon being 4 in. long, the CouponMASTER tube cutting machine can perform at least four reclamation cycles (considering a .125 in. HAZ removal tolerance) for post-welded coupons. With routine high volume coupon requirements for arc time practice, combined with code related welder qualification testing, the CouponMASTER will produce significant long-term cost savings.

Tony Taylor, Training Director at UA Local 404, Amarillo, Texas, an experienced, satisfied customer summed it up best, “The tool is working great. It has helped us tremendously.”

Available in electric or air motor versions, the CouponMASTER is built around Tri Tool’s rugged and dependable Model 208B BEVELMASTER® pipe bevelling machine for maximum performance, precision and durability, and incorporates a strong, integral base stand for bench top mounting.

The CouponMASTER comes complete with all required wrenches, a 37.5º Durabit® 5 bevelling bit, mounting blocks for 1.63 in. thru 8.63 in. IDs, and both a 1.63 in. through 8.63 in. along with a 1.503 in. (2 in. XX Super Coupon) mandrel for the widest cutting range of any coupon machine available

This tube cutting machine machine features easy set-up, operation, and rapid size change-over for reliable, repeatable results, and is backed by Tri Tool’s dedicated customer support.

Adapted from press release by Hannah Priestley-Eaton

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