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Mechanical Engineering Tubes

Seamless steel pipe and tubes for applications in mechanical and civil engineering.

 

Typical applications include:

 

 

 

 

  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Rollers
  • Axles
  • Cranes
  • Foundations
  • Oilfield accessories
  • Offshore structures

 

Materials / grades

  • Structural steels
  • Case hardening and heat treatable as well as nitriding steels
  • High-alloy ferritic steels up to 13% chromium content

 

Specialities

  • Hollow bars (e.g. mecaplus™, MBS tubes) with improved machinability
  • Tecnipile™ for foundations, with defined cross section and mechanical properties, as well as traceability
  • Tube and pipe in weldable fine-grain steels, with high strength and good impact resistance

 

Quality and standards

The wide range of applications calls for maximum flexibility in terms of tube dimensions and steel grades. In addition, mechanical tube and pipe have to meet the highest safety requirements.

Needless to say, VALLOUREC TUBES uses state-of-the art technologies meeting and surpassing national and international standards.

The most important European standards for mechanical tube and pipe are EN 10297-1, prEN 10294-1, EN 10210-1 and EN 10225-1. They replace former national standards such as DIN, NFA, BS etc. Outside Europe, the relevant national standards (e.g. ASTM, JIS, GOST) are applicable.

Size range

  • Outside diameter:
  • Wall thickness:

21.3 to 711 mm (1/2" to 28")
2 to 100 mm (1/8" to 4")

Non-standard dimensions, larger diameters up to 1,500 mm and greater wall thickness upon request.