A wrong sized tube can result in disaster

Union Steel Tubes is known for the expert quality finish of our work and a fast response whenever people order tubing for delivery. As a result customers from across the country rely on us to satisfy their needs. We are based in the West Midlands and are proud to be a leading supplier of ERW steel tube.

All of our services are focused on delivering tubes that fit our client’s specifications. This includes our in-house cutting and finishing solutions. Different applications require tubing that meets certain requirements, as one size doesn’t fit all as the saying goes. We are aware of this and want to offer the right tubes for the best price.

The proper tube size, material type for a given use, and the type of fitting is paramount for the trouble free and fluent operation of a hydraulic system’s fluid system. A tube that’s too small results in high fluid velocity, which can lead to a myriad of negative effects.

In the suction lines for example, it invites cavitation and this both damages and starves pumps. For the pressure lines, small tubing results in turbulence and high friction losses, both of which cause heat generation and high-pressure drops. A large amount of heat speeds up wear in moving parts and triggers the quick ageing of holes and seals, lowering the component life for your appliance. High heat levels also wastes a lot of energy, lowering efficiency potential in the process.

Producing tubing that’s too large can be detrimental as well, because it increases the system cost, something you don’t want if you’re already on a tight budget. As a result getting the size of the tubes perfect is essential.

At Union Steel Tubes, we have made it a point to keep up with the changes in tube manufacturing and cutting methods as well as the associated technology. We do this so that we can work to the highest standard. Regardless of the size and scale of the requirements, rest assured that we will be able to get it done and create the right products for you.

If you want to purchase ERW steel tube from a leading supplier in the West Midlands call on us for the very best service and products.