Steel Pipe Manufacturing Technology
- What are steel pipes?
Steel pipes are long, hollow tubes that are used for a variety of purposes, which can divided into welded and seamless pipe according to producing methods.
- What are the functions of steel pipes?
Steel pipes are used a variety of places. Since they are strong, they are used underground for transporting water and gas throughout cities and towns. They are also employed in construction to protect electrical wires. And they also are found in automobiles, refrigeration units, heating and plumbing systems, flagpoles, street lamps, and medicine to name a few.
- Design of steel pipes
As we all know, there are two types of steel pipe, one is seamless and another is welded pipe. AGICO focuses on seamless tubes, typical light weight and thinner walls. Certain pipe characteristics can be controlled during production. For example, the diameter, wall thickness, length, coating material and end finish of steel tubes are decided by your applications.
- Raw materials of steel pipes
The primary raw material in pipe production is steel. Steel is made up of primarily iron. Other metals that may be present in the alloy include aluminum, manganese, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, and zirconium.
- Three steps production
The overall production method for process involves generally three steps. First, raw steel converted into a more workable form. Next, the pipe is formed on a continuous production line. Finally, the pipe is cut and modified to meet the customer’s needs.
- Quality control
Various measures are taken to ensure that the finished steel pipe meets your specifications. For example, x-ray gauges are used to regulate the thickness of the steel. Pipes are also inspected for defects at the end of the process. One method of testing a pipe is by using a special machine. This machine fills the pipe with water and then increases the pressure to see if it holds. Defective pipes are returned for scrap. See more in EQUIPMENT.
- line pipe
- boiler tube
- machinery pipe
- carbon steel pipe
- alloy steel pipe
- gas cylinder tube
- pipe for structure
- weathering steel pipe
- stainless steel pipe
- pipe fittings and flanges