What is welded steel pipe?

Welded steel pipe is created using a flat steel plate or steel strip, and its manufacturing process results in a seam on its body. Specifically, when welded steel pipe is manufactured, a steel plate or strip is bent and subsequently welded into either a circular, traditional pipe shape or a square shape. LSAW pipe, SSAW pipe, and ERW pipe are all types of welded steel pipe that are categorized based on how they are welded. For instance, LSAW pipe is welded longitudinally, and SSAW pipe is spiral-welded. ERW pipe is electric resistance welded, which results in a seam that runs parallel along the pipe body.

No matter the type of welded steel pipe, production is quick and efficient and costs less than the production of alternatives like seamless steel pipe. Overall, welded steel pipe is an affordable, adaptable choice and can be used for a number of different purposes.

Welded Steel Pipe Applications

As mentioned, the uses of welded steel pipe are many. Below you’ll find some of the most popular applications for this type of steel pipe.

• Water and Gas Transport

Welded steel pipe is excellent for transporting water, other fluids, and natural gas. Its affordable price makes it ideal for large-scale projects.

• Pipe Casing

When drilled shafts are constructed, pipe casing (whether temporary or permanent) is needed, and welded steel pipe can be used for this purpose. When used as pipe casing, welded steel pipe adds support to a hole while construction in progress.

• Bearing Piles

Welded steel pipe can be driven into the ground to help support and carry loads from big, heavy structures. When used as bearing piles, welded steel pipe may also be filled with concrete to boost strength.

• Combi Walls

Welded steel pipe can be employed in the creation of combi walls, which serve as retaining structures. In combi walls, welded steel pipe is the king pile that is used in concert with steel sheet piles to form a strong, durable structure that can support significant loads.

• Underground Utilities

Bored and jacked welded steel pipe can be used to assist when underground utilities are installed. When employed this way, hydraulic jacks drive sections of steel pipe between excavations, which are then conjoined with other sections of spliced pipe. Once the desired pipe structure is created, it is cleared and cleaned out to allow for a safe area for utility work.

• Structural Sections

Welded steel pipe can be used to create large, open structures, including cofferdams. When used this way, it can offer an equal degree of bending resistance in every direction, which enables it to be resistant to buckling, even when substantially heavy loads are needing support across considerable lengths.

Corrosive properties

When the T-shaped welded steel pipe contains Ni, it has strong corrosion resistance in an acidic environment. In an environment containing sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid, the higher the Ni content in the T-shaped welded steel pipe, the stronger the corrosion resistance. Under normal circumstances, only adding Cr to the T-shaped welded steel pipe can prevent the phenomenon of corrosion. The poor edge condition of the strip is another important cause of misalignment. The effects of changes in mass flow, heat flow density and structural parameters (ratio of helical curvature diameter to T-shaped welded steel pipe diameter Dc/D) on the heat transfer coefficient of saturated bubble boiling in vertical spiral pipes.

During the production of T-shaped welded steel pipes, misalignment occurs from time to time, and there are many influencing factors. In production practice, the steel pipe is often degraded by the wrong side and out of tolerance. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze the reasons for the misalignment of the spiral steel pipe and its preventive measures.

Due to the poor shape and dimensional accuracy of the head and tail of the uncut steel strip, it is easy to cause the steel strip to bend hard and cause misalignment during butt joint. Simulation parameter range: vertical pipe: pipe diameter D=10mm, pipe length L=660mm; three types of vertical T-shaped welded steel pipe: pipe diameter D=10mm, the change of the ratio of the curvature diameter of the T-shaped welded steel pipe to the spiral pipe diameter is Dc /D=15, 20, 25, helical pitch Pt=20mm, tube lengths are L=503mm, L=660mm, L=817mm respectively. Mass flow G=200~400Kg/(m’2 s), heat flux density q=5~15KW/m’2, saturation pressure p, saturation=0.414880MPa, saturation temperature T, saturation=283.15K.

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