The right ways to work with steel tubes

Certain projects require specialist products. The problem is that first class materials aren’t always readily available. This is unless you know where to search. Our team supplies the finest ERW steel tubes West Midlands has. Regardless of how huge your order is, we will be able to bring it to you.

It’s no secret that oxidation and corrosion can make a real mess of things in certain tubing applications. As a result selecting the appropriate substance for your endeavour comes down to more than a mere choice of convenience.

Certain steel tubes supply you with lengthy resistance to both processes. These are stainless steel or galvanised ones. When working with these materials it is important you know how to protect them. This is because you could compromise the protection and cause flaws.

Cutting your tubes

Two critical areas you’ll have to look at here are cutting and reaming. When you cut steel, you will need a utensil that cuts cleanly, accurately, and quickly. If the tool is dull you’ll lose your accuracy instantly. It will also make a bigger mess of cutting, ruining more of the protective coating.


Any cut into metal shall lead to burrs. You shouldn’t allow these to remain in the tubing assembly. If you do, then they will influence the fluid’s flow inside. To overcome this, you should ream the tube’s interior. Remember that steel is a dense medium. Therefore, you have to ensure that your utensils can handle the job. If you’re not sure what to do, seek advice from an expert. They’ll be able to tell you what will work or can provide a professional service for you.

At Union Steel Tubes, we like to give our customers plenty of options when they shop with us. One way we do this is by offering a series of finishes. Possibilities include chrome or zinc plated and deburred tubing.

If you have any questions for us regarding the best ERW steel tubes West Midlands has to offer, you’re welcome to contact us anytime. We can offer advice, specifications, and even more.