The Most Beautiful Pipe-Rolling Factory Ever

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Being invited to a tube-rolling factory one may ask: “What is so interesting in grey, dirty and plain workshops?” Well, in Chelyabinsk tube-rolling factory everything is a lot different. Following the previous post about this extraordinary Russian factory let’s have a tour along its bright and colorful workshops.

The shop “Vysota 239” (“Height 239”) was named so because of its location above the sea level.

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Main entrance.

“Height 239”

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From this bridge one can observe all the manufacturing stages.

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The dimensions amaze.

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Sheets for future pipes.

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The bridge is so long that one doesn’t even see its end.

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A crane with powerful magnets places the sheets on conveyor.

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Complicated mechanism.

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Metal shavings.

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Pipe welding.

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Some strange symbols from pipes’ edges.

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Factory workers show their children the working process.

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18 thoughts on “The Most Beautiful Pipe-Rolling Factory Ever”

  1. Beautiful, modern place with many touches of creativity and artistry, but it makes since when you remember that pipe means pipelines, and pipelines are a key component of the Russian energy (oil and gas) sector. I suspect that plant also has very good security, as it should.

  2. There was a post about this plant last year here, the design of the buildings and the terretory of the plant is also very interesting.
    This metalurgical group (CHTPZ) also opened another plant with the same kind of design last year it is called Iron Ozone 32, also very cool.
    The group wanted to go public in the London stock exchange this year, but they wasnt pleased with the price they could have got, so the postponed it for the future.

  3. Second page, photo # 8, the man in the green coat with his hand on the blondie’s waist is probably fantasizing about laying some pipe.

  4. Those “strange symbols” are actually Data Matrix barcodes printed on the edge of the pipe. They contain a control code, in this case: 0020162000

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