Make Bend-IT, Inc. the Place to Call When You Need 2D, 5D and 3D Bends
When it comes to pipe fabrication, for many years the industry standard has been to purchase 1D (short radius) and 1.5D (long radius) fittings and then have them welded onto pipe to produce pipe “spools”. The cost of this process as escalated over the years with the cost of the labor to weld, inspection, repair and materials costs increases. There is also research that shows larger radius bends allow for better product flow by allowing less resistance, less distance to travel and less disruption of product flow because there is less turbulence inside the pipe. These factors, among others, have created a demand for larger radius bends used for producing pipe spools and piping used for process flow and typically the best bends radius will be either a 2D, 5D or 3D bend.
So what is the calculation for these bends? Let’s say you want to bend s 2” pipe on a 5d bends radius. The formula is 5(D) x 2” Nominal pipe (2.375 OD) = 10” radius. The radius of a 5D bend for 2” pipe is 10” CLR (Center Line Radius).
When you need 2D, 5D or 3D bends, you will call a custom pipe bending service to provide the bending services. When you need a custom pipe bending company, your best opportunity for this service is Bend-IT, Inc. For over 20 years, Bend-IT, Inc. has been servicing refineries, petro-chemical, oil-field, contractors and others with custom metal bending. The owner and president, Tom Young, has over 30 years experience with custom metal bending and fabrication related to refineries, petro-chemical and other industries of all types. Many of the bending technicians at Bend-IT have over 15 years experience each with custom metal bending. We are more than proud to say that many of our clients consider us to be the best in the business.
The bends require less energy to move the product through the pipes. Many times the specs will call for a 2D, 5D or 3D bends, which are typically not produced by fitting manufacturers. These 2D, 5D, and 3D bends can be produced by custom metal bending professionals such as Bend-IT, Inc. However, some plants will require larger radius bends like 3D bends. They are more efficient and allow better flow characteristics. At Bend-IT, Inc., we have the experience to perform 3D bends perfectly and customize them to the customer’s specifications. We perform custom metal bending and custom coil fabrication for many industries including petrochemical, aerospace, and oil companies with a fast turnaround. For 20 years, Bend-IT, Inc. has provided 2D, 5D and 3D bends for companies looking for someone who can provide high quality pipe bending.
When you need 2D, 5D or 3D bends and you need them right now, Bend IT, Inc. will make every effort to provide professional service, custom workmanship and on time delivery each and every time.
Other Services We Offer
We can do coil fabrication for heating and cooling and heat transferring for sulphur tanks, steam lines and condensation processes. This includes helical coils , jacketed coils, carbon steel pipe coils, serpentine coils , bayonet coil fabrication, custom fitted coils, and custom fitted coils.
For custom metal bending, Bend IT, Inc. does angle rolling: rolling (leg in and leg out), channel rolling (easy way and hard way), flat bar rolling (easy way and hard way), I-beam rolling (easy way and hard way), round pipes and tubes, square tube rolling, Omega loop bending, and pipe bending up to 8” sch 80. All of these can be packaged for shipping.
When you need custom metal bending such as 2D, 5D and 3D you need to call Bend-IT, Inc. To place a request for quote, or even to ask a question, call and talk with one of our professional service techs at 713-991-0745, send a fax to 713-991-0827 or email us at .
If you wish to contact President Tom Young, you can call the same number of send an email to .
For Longer Radius 2D, 5D, and 3D Bends, Rely on the Expertise of Bend-IT, Inc
As new pipe bending applications, methods and technologies become available, pipe fabrication standards have also shifted to longer radius 2D, 5D, and 3d bends. When these longer radius bends are required, look no further than Bend-IT, Inc.
Why You Need Custom Pipe Bending for your 3D Bends
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What is a 3D Bend?
An important step to take when trying to improve a piping operation's efficiency is to improve its flow characteristics. A custom metal bending technician can improve a pipe's flow characteristics by custom fitting a 3D bend, which is a bend that has a centerline radius that is three times the nominal pipe diameter. Often, bends can replace elbows.
When you need custom metal bending done right...and you need it done right now...your best bet is to Send It to Bend-IT!
Contact Bend-It, Inc.
P.O. Box 752024
6120 Nunn Street,
TEL: 713-991-0745 (local or toll-free)
FAX: 713-991-0827 (local only)
FAX: 877-569-2363 (toll-free)
Bend-It, Inc. specializes in metal bending for a variety of industries. Some of our advantages include:
- Fast Turnaround Times
- Outstanding Reputation
- Heating and Cooling Coil Fabrication
- Bending for Architectural Applications
- Custom Oil Field Bending
- Custom Pipe Bending