Monthly Archives: March 2017

Keep Things “COOL” at Albina

Albina just bent and welded 27 lengths x 20 ft to make 3 cooling coil assemblies for a refrigeration project. All material processed was 1¼” Sch80 SA106B seamless.
Albina roll bent the material to the requested coil configurations. We trimmed the coils to size and draw bent the terminals and welded the terminals to the coils. Each cooling coil assemble was pressure tested after fabrication for leaks. Once we completed this project we shipped it across the country to Maryland!

New Tooling for Roll and Draw Bending Machines

Albina continues to invest in capital assets to expand our capabilities and allow us to better serve our customers.
Most recently Albina has purchased various tooling sets for our draw bending equipment and our roll bending equipment. This tooling will allow Albina to offer bends that we were unable to previously offer OR offer bends with a higher level of quality then in the past. Some examples of tooling we purchased include:

• 14” OD round bend dies allowing us to roll bend 14” OD material on our Roundo R11 and R13 machines.
• 2” Sch10 tooling (mandrel and wiper) allowing us to bend Sch10 material with no distortion (3d and 5d bends)
• 3” Sch10 tooling (mandrel and wiper) allowing us to bend Sch10 material with no distortion (3d and 5d bends)

Albina is always looking to add to our tooling list to increase the bending options we can offer our customers.

Steel Bending Contract at Carnegie Mellon University- Distance is Not a Deterrent!

Never hesitate to contact Albina for any of your steel bending needs. We are your “local” steel bending company no matter where you are located!

Albina was recently awarded a steel bending contract for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. That is 2,566 miles across the United States! Our customer wanted the steel to be bent correctly, the first time, to high AESS quality standards, so they chose to contract with Albina.

For this project, Albina will be performing some very difficult spiral bending of TS 20″ X 8″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B material. There are a total of 12 spiral bent sections and 6 sections that are bent flat (the easy-way).

Our customer couldn’t afford to make the mistake of using another bending company. They wanted to come to Albina because we have the most experience in the nation with large HSS spiral bending to the highest quality standards.

Experience the Steel Bending Process Like You Have Never Seen Before

The steel bending world, and life, is 360 degrees – now technology is too. We will be offering a drawing for a new Samsung Galaxy S7 Smart Phone and GearVR (virtual reality) googles next week when we exhibit at the NASCC (North American Steel Construction Conference) in San Antonio. Visit our BOOTH #8130 and see for yourself how awesome this new technology is and step into our virtual shop to experience the bending process first hand. One lucky winner will win a new phone and the virtual reality googles! Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Sign up today!

Albina Contributes Bent Steel to Improve Roadways and Road Conditions

Does traffic frustrate you? Are you tired of facing poor road conditions and various road hazards when driving?
Albina is teaming up where ever we can with contractors to provide bent steel for new road construction. New roads in high traffic areas will help alleviate traffic congestion and will provide commuters with better roads and driving conditions.

One such area in Oregon that has historically had very high congestion is the highway connecting the cities of Newberg and Dundee. Certain times of the day this highway sits at a standstill. Fortunately, there is a new Bypass road being built that will help with the heavy traffic congestion.

Albina will be providing the bent steel for the new Newberg Dundee Bypass. Materials include:
TS 10″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B
TS 12″ X 8″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B

Materials are bent the Hard way to various configurations. All materials are bent to AESS (architecturally exposed structural steel) standards. For more information on the project you can read a recent update posted on

Spiral Coils for Industrial Heat Exchanger

Albina spiral coiled ½” OD X .065″ WALL stainless steel tube heat exchanger for an industrial application. We were supplied with only the existing coil to reproduce from. The coils were bent in one continuous piece that spirals down on the inside and then steps out and spirals back over itself. The sheet between was not needed to complete the bends but was left in place to match the existing design.

spiral coiled ½" OD X .065" WALL stainless steel tube heat exchanger

Spiral coiled ½” OD X .065″ WALL stainless steel tube heat exchanger.

spiral coiled ½" OD X .065" WALL stainless steel tube heat exchanger

Bent in one continuous piece that spirals down on the inside and then steps out and spirals back over itself.

Steel Angle Bending for New Rides at the Seaworld Ocean Explorer Project

Do you require a fast lead-time for a RUSH high profile construction project? Well look no further than Albina Co., Inc. Albina has recently teamed up with a very loyal longtime customer to make the bends for the Seaworld Ocean Explorer project in San Diego, CA. Albina received authorization to proceed on 1/25/17 and 7 working days later we were shipping the first 48,000# truckload of bent steel! Our customer thought they were asking for a miracle and Albina was happy to provide exactly what was required.

Albina processed 40 ft, 50 ft and 60 ft lengths of bent steel angle:
14″ OD X .375″ WALL A500 GR. B
8″ X 4″ X ½” ANGLE A36
8″ X 6″ X ½” ANGLE A36
8″ X 8″ X ½” ANGLE A36

All of the angle were bent to various radii, some of the lengths were bent leg-in and others leg-out. The Seaworld Ocean Explorer project will feature a mini-sub interactive ride called Submarine Quest and three new family-inspired rides inspired by the sea. Pictures will be posted upon completion of the project.

Do U need U-Tubes Bent for Heat Exchangers?

Albina is currently bending:
259 lengths x 20 ft of 3/4″ OD X .049″ WALL T304 S/S.
279 lengths x 33 ft of 1″ OD X .049″ WALL ASTM B338 GRADE 7 SMLS
858 lengths x 30 ft of 1″ OD X .065″ WALL Zr702

For these heat exchanger “u-tube” projects we bend to various radii configurations and all bends are at 180°. After bending, we always trim both ends of the bend, deburr the ends after trimming, wash the ID of the tubing and securely package the bent tubes in custom made wooden crates. All of the bends are bent and checked to RDB-2.31 and ASME Section II-B, SB-163, S1.2.3 standards for wall thinning and ovailty. If high quality bends that won’t fail are required, industrial companies know to come to Albina. Do U? See some U-Tube bends below.

Steel U Tube Heat Exchanger Bends

Tight Radii Boxed Steel U Tubes

Steel U Tube Heat Exchanger Bends

Steel U Tubes Packaged in Custom Wooden Crate

Steel U Tube Heat Exchanger Bends

Close Up of Bent Steel U-Tubes