How Electric Welding Creates Higher Quality Stainless Steel Pipes and Tubes

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sterling Pipe & Tube has over 300,000 square feet of warehousing and manufacturing space. With five tube mills on site, we are a premier manufacturer of electric welded stainless steel tubing, square steel tubing and rectangular mechanical tubing. Our electric welding process leads to stronger, more durable tubing that is capable of standing up to the rigors of harsh applications.

What is electric welding?

Electric welding uses a powerful electrical current to heat and weld two pieces of metal together. Utilizing a device called a dynamo, electric welding requires precise knowledge of the proper welding heat as well as familiarity with standard welding techniques.

What are the benefits of electric welding?

At the conclusion of the welding process, electric welding creates a seamless joint. This means that stainless steel pipes manufactured with this method are more uniform and, thus, more reliable than pipes welded using other methods. In addition to this, electric welding allows for a greater level of precision, meaning that – in the hands of a knowledgeable operator – the pipes that it produces are capable of withstanding even the harshest of applications.

At Sterling Pipe & Tube, our use of electric welding is one of the major reasons that we are able to offer large diameter, light wall tubing. By utilizing our state-of-the-art mill, we can consistently produce stainless steel tubing that other companies cannot.

In addition to round tubing, we are able to create electric welded rectangular and square tubing, as well. This capability positions us as one of the nation’s most flexible providers of stainless steel tubing. Whether you’ve been looking for a source of high quality round shaped steel pipe or you need a bulk order of square stainless steel tubing, Sterling Pipe & Tube has the facility, knowledge and experience necessary to deliver.