Hume Pipe Process for Manufacturing RCC Pipe
Hume pipe is a process to make concrete pipe through RCC pipe making machine. The process is also known as spun pipe. Hume pipe are the traditional reinforced concrete cement pipes make from years old traditional pipe making machine. Hume pipe manufacturing process was invented by Walter Reginald Hume in Australia during the nineteenth century. Hume process was the latest one by that time but now new technologies have overcome the issues faced during Hume process. Hume pipe process is traditional and conventional process still used by many under developed and developing countries. There are many pros and cons to develop RCC pipe through Hume process. New technology includes vertical cast process which is much better than spun pipe process and majority used in developed countries. Hume Pipe process is an old process and very much laborious involving many resources in low production. Quality mainly depends on the skill of operator. Thus need best skilled operator for good production. Automization is less and more human involvement tends to more errors in production. The process is slow and tedious. But this was the only way of producing RCC concrete pipe till the end of nineteen century.
Benefits of Vertical Cast Process
Now, with the advancement and more involvement of latest computer technology in pipe production have found a new technique called vertical cast process used mostly in developed country where human resources are less and costly. This is the best automization technique used in RCC pipe production. Limited labor, faster production and better consistency in quality production are the main advantages of vertical cast process. Developing countries are also using this technology in joint venture to the multi nationals of the developed country for better and fast production of quality concrete pipe for long term usage. RCC concrete pipes are mainly used in sewage and drainage purpose. These pipes are contributing major in Infrastructure development of the country. Thus it needs high quality production of Reinforced concrete cement pipes to make the sewage and draining system more powerful and cost effective. Hume pipe process has been replaced by vertical cast process in many countries. Still its production is unaffected due to high demands and more resources available in the country like India.