Seamless Pipe Manufacturing Process

 

Steel pipes and tubes can be manufactured in different methods, the main methods are electric resistance welding (ERW), fusion welding (EFW), double submerged arc welding (DSAW) and seamless pipe manufacturing (SMLS).  The seamless pipe manufacturing process starts with the transformation of raw materials into steel bars. In different types of rolling mills steel bars are formed into a solid round shape, called billet, which is heated and pushed or pulled over a piercing rod producing a hollow tube or shell. Due to the heating production process seamless pipes are normalized and should have a consistent steel pattern throughout its range.

What is the Difference Between Seamless and ERW Stainless Steel Pipes?

Electric Resistance Welding (ERW) pipe is manufactured by rolling metal and then welding it longitudinally across its length. Seamless pipe is manufactured by extruding the metal to the desired length; therefore ERW pipe have a welded joint in its cross-section, while seamless pipe does not have any joint in its cross-section through-out its length.

In Seamless pipe, there are no welding or joints and is manufactured from solid round billets. The seamless pipe is finished to dimensional and wall thickness specifications in sizes from 1/8 inch to 26 inch OD. Applicable in for High-pressure applications such as Hydrocarbon Industries & Refineries, Oil & Gas Exploration & Drilling, Oil & Gas Transportation and Air and Hydraulic cylinders, Bearings, Boilers, Automobiles etc.

SEAMLESS STEEL PIPES
Shape: HEXAGONAL BAR
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE
Hot Rolled
Cold Drawing
AVAILABLE SIZE RANGE
OD*: 21 MM Up To 720 MM
WT**: 3 MM Up To 100 MM
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PRODUCIBLE SIZE RANGE
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HEXAGONAL STEEL BARS
AVAILABLE STEEL GRADES
  • CARBON STEELS
  • STRUCTURAL STEELS
  • HEAT TREATABLE STEELS