Line pipe is a type of steel pipe that is used for transporting materials through pipelines across the country. Line pipe can be used to transport petroleum, natural gas, oil, and water. It is a durable pipe that must meet certain specifications and regulations. This pipe typically has a high strength and durability in order to withstand high pressures. At Wldsteel, we sell and distribute line pipe in a complete variety of sizes, lengths, diameters, and grades.
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What is Line Pipe
Line pipe is a type of pipe that is manufactured from high strength carbon steel. It is typically made according to metallurgical specifications that were developed by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Line pipe can be used to build pipelines that transport a variety of resources including natural gas, oil, petroleum, and water. This pipe is available in a variety of diameters ranging from 2 inches to 48 inches. Line pipe can include either seamless or welded carbon steel or stainless steel piping. Because line pipe needs to withstand high pressures, there are important tests done on line pipe to ensure it meets all of the requirements of steel chemistry, strength, toughness, and dimensional characteristics. Using line pipe that meets the set criteria will ensure safe and reliable pipeline service.
The size and diameter of line pipe that is required for a pipeline can vary based on the amount of gas or liquid that a pipe is intended to carry as well as the pressures that a line pipe must withstand. For example, in most cases a mainline, the principal pipeline that delivers natural gas, will require line pipe that is around 16 to 48 inches in diameter. Smaller pipelines that deliver gas to the mainline or take gas from a mainline can be constructed of 6 to 16 inch diameter line pipe. One can determine the necessary diameter required for a pipeline by considering the volume of gas or liquid that the line pipe will be carrying as well as the pressure at which this will be transported.
The thickness requirements for line pipe are determined by the maximum operating pressure required for a pipeline. This is based on published standards and federal regulations. Following proper safety regulations when selecting and installing line pipe, will ensure proper pipeline operation and prevent dangerous or hazardous situations.
Buy Line Pipe
At Wldsteel, we sell carbon steel line pipe and stainless steel pipe in a variety of sizes, diameters, and thicknesses. This line pipe can be used for pipelines that carry oil, petroleum, natural gas, or water. Most sizes of our ERW, DSAW and Seamless Steel pipe are available with mill test reports and full traceability as required. We can supply many grades of line pipe, including API 5L-B, X-42, X-46, X-52, X-60, X-70 and higher.
As a leading pipe distributor, we are not only able to supply new line pipe direct from stock or mill sources, but we can also cut pipe to your required length and add special coatings as needed. We can deliver line pipe and other stainless steel piping to nearly any worksite or location throughout the United States. To learn about our current selection of line pipe for sale or to learn more about our stainless steel pipe distribution services, please feel free to contact us at WLD Steel.