Design: Consider Welded Material (Part 4 of 9)


When designing bends with seamless tube or pipe, consider using material with a longitudinal weld seam or welded material over seamless material. Welded material generally costs less than seamless material.

Because of higher-quality welding and nondestructive examination techniques used in the tube mill industry today, many designs can use the less expensive welded tube and pipe in places that previously required seamless material. Again, experience has shown that generally this substitution can save from 25 percent to 40 percent on material cost.

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