Work as Usual in Harsh Environments: The Benefits of Seamless Steel Pipe

The seamless steel tube manufacturing process begins with a solid round billet. The billet is then heated to a high temperature and stretched and stretched until it is in 

the shape of a hollow tube. As other steel pipe suppliers tell you, there are three major advantages to making pipes in this way.


Increase pressure level

The biggest advantage of seamless steel tubes is the increased ability to withstand pressure. The weakest part of the welded steel pipe is the weld. However, since the 

seamless steel pipe has not been welded, there is no such seam, so that it is equally strong over the entire circumference of the pipe.

Although seamless tubes are sometimes more expensive than welded tubes, this increased pressure resistance allows you to use thinner, lighter tubes, which helps reduce 

costs.


Shape uniformity

Since the welded pipe is wound on another shape before welding, and because the welding adds heat, stress and other external variables during the forming process, it will 

never be as round as a seamless steel pipe.

Seamless pipe is a continuous extrusion of the alloy, which means it will have a circular cross section that you can rely on, which is useful when you are installing pipes or 

adding accessories.

Strength under load

It has greater strength under load. The empty pipe must always support its own weight, but when the pipe is filled with material or load - it must also support the weight. 

Pipe failures and leaks in welded pipes usually occur at the weld. However, since the seamless pipe does not have that seam, it is not affected by these failures.


These advantages make seamless steel pipes the material of choice for commercial pipeline applications, including shipbuilding, pipelines, oil rigs, oilfield equipment, pressure 

vessels, mechanical components and offshore drilling platforms.

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Susan F.//SMC Editor