What are Seamless Pipes?
We all know that steel is the most widely used metal in construction, but stainless steel pipes are particularly valuable because they have a very high strength-to-weight ratio, which makes them extremely strong while taking up less weight in a building. These pipes also do not rust which is essential when it comes to using them as part of the construction.
Stainless Steel Seamless Pipes are often used in the transportation of corrosive materials like chemicals, fertilizer, or fuel. The stainless steel seamless pipes can be found in some different industries such as the petrochemical industry, chemical fertilizer industry, oil refineries, natural gas processing, and many others.
You would think that with all these uses for stainless steel seamless pipes there would be plenty of competition for their business. However, this sector is dominated by three main companies who have cornered the market and make up over 95% of all sales.
Stainless steel seamless pipe has become a vital and significant aspect of many projects, and it has a sizable sales market.
Because of this, it is important to understand how to properly store and transport stainless steel pipe, not only to prevent damage, but also to extend the service life of this pipe, and as a user, you must also understand this information to avoid purchasing inferior products.
Hence, we will learn about both storage and transport today:
Storage of Seamless Pipes:
- The environment of a dry warehouse: Before entering the warehouse to receive stainless steel seamless pipes, we need to make sure that the environment is suitable before entering. Avoid puddles in the warehouse, for example. The quality of stainless steel will be impacted by prolonged contact with water, even though it is not susceptible to rust. Stainless steel seamless pipes should be kept free from humid air by keeping the warehouse well air-conditioned.
- Corrosive chemicals must be prohibited: Secondly, it is important to keep corrosive substances away from stainless steel seamless pipes while they are stored in a warehouse to avoid corrosion and harm.
- Avoid coming into immediate direct contact with the ground: A warehouse should store stainless steel pipes appropriately, keeping in mind the principle of “no direct contact with the ground, but not too high.” To prevent corrosion of the steel pipe on the groundwater, it is generally recommended to lay the ground on a wood base before laying the yard. This may effectively prevent direct contact with the ground.
Transportation of SS Seamless Pipes:
We must also pay attention to the selection of transportation gear while transporting rusted steel pipe. The standard stainless steel pipe is 6m long, hollow, and readily bent by extrusion. Due to this, it is recommended to use a truck larger than 6m in length when transporting stainless steel pipes and to utilize clean and isolation protection during loading.