4 Tips for Washing Seamless Steel Pipe

4 Tips for Washing Seamless Steel Pipe

Following are 4 tips for washing seamless steel pipe. Steel pipes used in a variety of ways, primarily to carry heavy loads in concrete pile casings, to protect electrical wires, water, and gas, as well as to support scaffolding. Steel pipes wear out over time, so it is best to have a proper maintenance program in place to ensure they last as long as possible. Here are some simple tips to keep steel pipes in good condition.

To ensure a strong bond between your oil and gas pipelines and the anti-corrosion layer, surface treatment often applied. Regular cleansing of the seamless steel pipes is one way to maintain their cleanliness and prevent accumulation of dirt and grime. Treatment methods include cleaning, tool rust removal, pickling, spray (shot) blasting or rust removal. If further assistance needed, your pipe supplier can recommend specific chemicals for internal cleaning of the tubes. After treatment it is important to lubricate the pipes for optimal performance.

Solvents and emulsions usually used to clean steel pipes that are covered in grease, dust, lubricants, and organic matter. It is, however, impossible to remove rust, oxide scale, and welding slag from the steel pipe’s surface. It is one of the procedures during the factory processing of seamless pipes, and it is an indispensable part of most seamless steel pipes. However, after pickling seamless steel pipes, they must be cleaned with water.

Tips When Washing Seamless Pipe

① It needs to be carried out in a flowing clear water tank to avoid pollution when wash the seamless pipe. And the seamless steel tube needs completely immersed in water. At this time, the sling should be loosened and lifted up and down three times or four times. 

② When the seamless pipe washed with water, it is necessary to clean the water in the steel pipe to avoid corrosion and oxidation of the steel pipe. There for, it is very necessary to process the solvent as soon as possible. 

③ It should be noted that it cannot cross the pickling tank to avoid accidents when the seamless pipe is washed with water. Slipping or falling into the acid tank and being corroded by residual hydrochloric acid. 

④ Washing the seamless pipe with water, the iron salt content standard controlled. And it cannot exceed the standard, which may cause seamless steel pipe damaged.

Choose High-quality Seamless Steel Pipes

You should choose supreme quality pipes only for the best results in order to get the best value for your money. Obtain your seamless steel pipe from a supplier who is an industry expert and can help you determine which type is right for you. You should know that there are different types of tubes for different uses. In order to ensure a hassle-free installation, it is best to consult a professional.

Especially if your steel pipes exposed to water or will come into contact with other metals, we recommend applying protective steel coatings, particularly if the metal will expose to water. Galvanic protection is another highly preferable option. To minimize corrosion risk, seamless steel pipes fabricated with zinc coatings.

With more than 20 years of experience in piping materials and insights into Oil & Gas, Water, Mining, Marine and Infrastructure, IBC (Tianjin) Industrial Co., Ltd. has specialized in the production and sale of carbon steel pipes, alloy pipes, stainless steel pipes, etc. For consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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