What is Seamless Steel Pipe?
Seamless Steel Pipe is an industrial steel product with multiple uses. Seamless steel pipe is a pipe with a circular and hollow center that has no seams around the end. It is typically available in carbon steel and stainless steel. It has great resistance to wear and corrosion, and doesn’t rust easily. Seamless steel pipes can be hot-rolled or cold-rolled. Cold-rolled can be circular or shaped pipe.
What is Seamless Steel Pipe Used For?
The industries that use seamless steel pipes most often include:
- Oil and gas
- Environmental technologies
- Ship building
- Boiler industry
They can be used in various places such as underground, in walls, labs, and many other structures. The most popular uses of this product are
- Transport fluids (water, waste, gas, etc.)
- Heat transfer
- Ship building
- Hydraulic braking systems
- Much more!
What are the benefits of Seamless Steel Pipe?
Seamless pipes can be more expensive to produce and purchase, but it is more reliable and there are many benefits including
- They are very durable and withhold high levels of pressure, about 20% higher pressure than welded pipes. They are also very resistant to corrosion.
- Seamless pipes harden during the manufacturing process, so they generally don’t need heat treatment.
- A seamless pipe can be used in place of a welded pipe, but a welded pipe cannot be used in place of a seamless pipe.
- Seamless pipes have a more solid round cross section than welded pipes.
- It has great strength and can support large amounts of weight.
How to Manufacture Seamless Steel Pipes?
Seamless pipes can be manufactured to fit the different needs and specifications of the client. Seamless pipes are made with no weld and no seam.
The main methods for manufacturing seamless pipes include
- Hot Rotary Piercing
- Extrusion Process Method
Hot Rotary Piercing
This is the most common method. The manufacturer first forces the steel through a piercing mill. Then a hot, solid, round billet pushes through the center to make the pipe hollow. The machine uses a piercing plug to create the hole.
Hot billets go through extrusion dies. Then, a metal bar in the machine, known as the mandrel, forms the billets. This forms the seamless pipes.
Which Countries Manufacture Seamless Pipes in Bulk?
The main producers of seamless steel pipes are
- United States
- United Kingdom
Consumption of seamless steel pipes has increased dramatically across the world, especially in developing countries. These countries have been able to create the capacity and expand their productions to produce larger quantities of steel.
How to transport seamless steel pipes?
The pipes must be packaged and shipped carefully. This will prevent damage to the pipes. The pipes must also be sealed from too much moisture when packaging them in bundles, especially if they have a smaller diameter. This could cause the ends of the pipe to rust.
Seamless steel pipes are typically exported by sea but can be transported in bundles by truck to job sites. A checking process occurs before the good is ready for export. In this process, a few things must be reviewed during packing and labeling. This may include breakage, security, excess weight, and proper identification markings. Another typical requirement for exporting is an export license.
Where to Buy Seamless Steel Pipes?
You may be able to find seamless steel pipes in small quantities in your area. But if you want to buy large quantities of seamless pipes, it is preferable to import directly from the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the steel in small quantities locally or from a distributor.
If you require bulk quantities of this steel, you can buy seamless steel pipes on our website.
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