Steel Materials and Properties

 


Industrial statistics show that there has been a surge in the production of seamless pipes in the manufacturing sector. As its name suggests, these fittings lack the weld-joints or seams that are a feature of other conduits. Instead, you get a structure that has a uniform design and strength across the entire body of the tube.


Learn more about seamless pipes


What is the raw material for this kind of pipe? 


The key ingredient that goes into the making of the pipes is the solid round steel billet. This material undergoes a heating process known as hot extrusion until it melts into a workable form. It then molten steel then channeled into a hollow tube where upon solidification it gains its seamless tag. 


The technology for the manufacture of this kind of fittings is quite sophisticated. Government agencies do inspect the facilities of a firm before giving the necessary certification to engage in this business.


Properties of the product 


This variation of stainless steel pipes is far more superior to the welded types. The absence of joints means there is virtually no weakness on any part of its body. Additionally, the fittings can withstand extreme pressure and temperatures meaning you do not have to worry about mechanical stress and atmospheric corrosion.


These unique characteristics make it ideal for a broad range of applications. Petroleum refineries, chemical plants, automotive, fertilizer, and power industries represent a few areas where the pipes excel.


Tips on usage  


Since the structure contains no joints or seams, you will need to have a few essential accessories. When used appropriately, steel flanges and collars provide excellent grip thus holding the entire piping in place. Flanges are plumbing rings or plates that attach to the end of a pipe allowing you more freedom in the product designs. 


Types of flanges 


There are many types of collars namely the mating, walker, and blind. This neat accessory allows the technician to connect and modify numerous piping structures. The items come in different shapes and sizes depending on the type of structural adjustments a technician intends to make. To fasten your structural piping all you have to do is apply a few screws and bolts. 


Other offerings from steel companies


Companies in this industry have evolved over the years to provide custom services to their clients. Customers can specify the length and width of their pipes from select firms. Most entities now offer transportation, installation, cleaning and maintenance services to their clients.