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Seamless Pipes: An Overview

February 04, 2015 in Pipe by

Seamless pipeSeamless pipes are one of the main classifications of pipes. Let’s take a brief look at how they’re manufactured, as well as some of the potential benefits they present.

Manufacturing

What makes a seamless pipe a seamless pipe is how it’s manufactured.

In contrast to welded pipes, which are made by rolling a flat plate into the shape of a pipe and then welding the seam, seamless pipes are made by drawing a solid billet over a piercing rod. This forms a hollow inner shell and creates pipes without seams.

Ability To Withstand Pressure

It’s this lack of a seam that give seamless less pipes their greatest advantage: an improved ability to withstand pressure. 

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