These days, welded pipes can be found in nearly every industry. Because welded pipes usually have tighter dimensional tolerances than seamless steel pipes. They are more stable because its corrosion resistance. Meanwhile, welded tubes and pipes are generally more cost effective than the equivalent seamless versions as well. Therefore welded pipe is a great choice of piping product for many different industries such as petrochemical, desalination, oil & gas and chemical processing.
The growth in global energy demand and fuel trade is driving the development of the global pipeline transportation industry. Furthermore, urbanization is also playing a vital role in promoting the demand which supports infrastructure for water and sewerage lines. Most pipeline projects have a close relationship with hydrocarbon exploration activities. Large and medium welded pipes demand is mainly driven by major pipeline projects. Other factors which drive welded pipes demand include GDP growth, construction, automotive and chemical industries.
Welded steel pipe is widely used in many industries due to its low production cost, high production efficiency, varieties of specifications and stypes, simple production process.