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ERW vs. LSAW Steel Pipe - PMC Steel

Date:2021-02-01    keywords:ERW, LSAW steel pipe

ERW Steel Pipe

Straight seam high-frequency resistance welded pipe (ERW) uses the skin effect and proximity effect of high-frequency current to heat and melt the edge of the pipe blank after the hot rolled coil is formed by a forming machine, and presses it under the action of a squeeze roller Welding to achieve production.

Straight seam high frequency resistance welded pipe (ERW) is divided into induction welding and contact welding according to different welding methods. It uses hot-rolled wide strip steel coils as raw materials, and undergoes pre-bending, continuous forming, welding, heat treatment, sizing, straightening, and Compared with spiral welded pipes, cutting and other processes have the advantages of short welds, high dimensional accuracy, uniform wall thickness, good surface quality, and high pressure resistance. However, the disadvantage is that only small and medium-caliber thin-walled pipes can be produced, and the weld is prone to gray spots. , Unfused, groove-like corrosion defects. At present, the most widely used areas are city gas, crude oil and refined oil transportation.

LSAW Steel Pipe

Longitudinal submerged arc welded pipe (LSAW) is produced by using a single medium and thick plate as the raw material, pressing (rolling) the steel plate in a mold or forming machine into a tube blank, using double-sided submerged arc welding and expanding the diameter.

The finished products of LSAW steel pipe have a wide range of specifications, and the weld seam has good toughness, plasticity, uniformity and compactness. It has the advantages of large pipe diameter, pipe wall thickness, high pressure resistance, low temperature resistance and strong corrosion resistance. In the construction of high-strength, high-toughness, high-quality long-distance oil and gas pipelines, most of the steel pipes required are large-diameter thick-walled LSAW pipes. According to API standards, in large-scale oil and gas transportation
In the pipeline, when passing through the Alpine zone, the seabed, and the densely populated area of the city, the LSAW pipe is the only designated applicable pipe type.

The application of longitudinally welded pipes in steel structures and construction industries can be said to have very good prospects. Because it is characterized by strong earthquake resistance and pressure resistance, new environmental protection, many large-space, large-span buildings, such as stadiums, subway stations and large Of industrial plants are built with it.

According to different molding methods, it can be divided into:
UOE welded pipe: After the single steel plate is pre-bent at the edge, it undergoes U forming, O forming, internal welding, external welding, mechanical cold expansion and other processes;
JCOE welded pipe: according to "J-C-O-E" pre-welding, forming, cold expansion and other processes after welding;

HME welded pipe: It is formed by mandrel rolling method according to "C-C-O", and after welding, it is cold-expanded.


DSAW pipes have a seam weld in the inside and outside of the pipe, whereas LSAW pipes have a single seam weld on the outer surface. The difference between LSAW and ERW pipes is that LSAW pipes are produced using steel plates, ERW pipes are manufactured starting from steel coils.

Tips: ASTM A53 covers seamless and welded steel pipe with nominal wall thickness. The surface condition is usually black and hot-dipped galvanized. ASTM A53 is produced mainly for pressure and mechanical applications, and is also used for transport of steam, water, gas line pipes.

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