ERW tubes are widely used because they are cheap to produce and can be made in a very large range of dimensions. Seamless tubing is stronger from a structural point of view, but it has limitations in terms of the diameter and wall thickness you can go for. There are many things to keep in mind when you choose ERW tubes, particularly in terms of the quality. Opting for a provider that is ISO 9001 registered is a great way to ensure you receive the best products. We are a quality provider who can always give you the products you need, when you need them.
One big thing to keep in mind with electric resistance welded tubing is that it will have a seam at some point. To maximise the strength of the tubing this needs to be properly located, particularly if you go for square or rectangular ones. The seams need to be strong and durable but will require deburring to smooth them down. This is important for several reasons, including the quality of the finish and how easy pipes will be to install.
Quality ERW tubes should always be made from the best raw materials. The sheet steel needs to be checked for hardness to make sure there won’t be any harder spots anywhere on the tube. This is very important because it will have a huge impact on the final quality of the tube. It can also result in manufacturing issues if you’re not careful.
If you want a UK based manufacturer that is proudly ISO 9001 registered and committed to delivering the highest standards of products you will be well served with us. We strive to offer the best quality we can whilst also providing a really expansive service that includes various shapes, lengths and dimensions of tubing. Whatever your needs you can find the perfect products made to your exact specifications with us. We provide a variety of finishing services to suit various requirements so you can get tubing from us for many, many different applications.