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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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Welded Pipe vs. Seamless Pipe

July 23, 2014 in Blog, Pipe by

PipeWelded vs. seamless. It’s a debate that’s been around for a long time, and it’s still going strong today.

So when your next project arrives, what side of the debate will you fall on? Will you choose a welded steel pipe, a welded carbon pipe? Or will you go with one of their seamless counterparts?

Here are some of the advantages of both types of pipes to help you make your decision.

Advantages Of Welded

  • Welded pipes are typically more cost effective than their seamless equivalents.
  • Welded pipes are usually more readily available than seamless. The longer lead time required for seamless pipes can not only make timing problematic, but it also allows more time for the price of the materials to fluctuate.

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