What is a seamless steel pipe?
A seamless steel pipe is a circular pipe having a hollow section and no seams around it. The seamless steel pipe is made of carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel ingot or solid tube blank, and then is made by hot rolling, cold rolling or cold drawing. Seamless pipes are considered superior to welded pipes as they are built using monolithic steel billets, with intrinsic mechanical strength, without seam welds.
Characteristics of seamless steel pipe
Seamless steel pipe for the use of engineering and construction is very widely, it is a hollow steel strip no seams, it is mainly used to transport liquids pipelines, different look and general steel,one of those heavy type steel, it has a strong resistance to corrosion, resistant to general corrosion.
Will not rust, this performance makes seamless steel tubes extend the life, the most important is that it is very clean and no toxins.
Compared with other plastic seamless steel pipe having strong mechanical resistance, impact regardless of how high a temperature is not interested in the use of seamless steel pipe, it is mounted and the other pipe is the same, can replace other piped water and other liquids.
Since the industrial applications have become complex and evolved a lot, the piping products are also changing to stay in the race. Although there are many pipe processing techniques, the industry's most influential controversy between electrical resistance welded and spiral steel pipe.
As they are produced, some seamless pipe types harden, so heat treatment after production is not needed. Others need thermal therapy. Consult the seamless pipe form specification you are considering to learn if heat treatment would be needed.
As alternatives today, ERW and seamless steel piping remain primarily due to historical beliefs.
Generally, since a weld seam was used, the welded pipe was deemed inherently weaker. This supposed design weakness was absent from the seamless pipe and was deemed safer. Although it is true that welded pipe has a seam that makes it technically weaker, manufacturing processes and quality assurance regimes have all advanced to the degree that when its tolerances are not exceeded, welded pipe can work as expected. While the obvious benefit is apparent, a criticism of seamless piping is that, compared to the more reliable thickness of steel sheets intended for welding, the rolling and stretching process creates an inconsistent wall thickness.
These perceptions are still expressed by the industry standards that regulate the production and specification of ERW and seamless steel pipes. For example, for many high-pressure, high-temperature applications in the oil & gas, power generation and pharmaceutical industries, seamless piping is needed. Welded piping (which is typically cheaper to manufacture and is more commonly available) is defined in all industries as long as the parameters noted in the relevant specification do not exceed the temperature, pressure and other service variables.