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We offers a full line of mechanical and pressure products to ASTM, ASME, DIN, JIS, ISO and API including heat exchanger, condenser, boiler, IPS pressure pipe, and oil production tubular to serve the distribution, transportation, energy, heavy equipment and original equipment.



Eastern Steel Manufacturing Co.,Ltd is a leading manufacturer and distributor of seamless steel pipe, welded steel pipe, OCTG products and fittings. We supply first-step processing, semi-finished parts and finished parts to help our clients meet fabrication requirements beyond their capacity or to improve operations by moving forward the pre-production processing.


Custom-made


We use the advanced tools and technology to meet the varied requirements of pipes and tubes for the food processing industry, chemical industry, brewing industry, the pharmaceutical industry, cement industry, oil & gas industry, refineries, and water desalination.


Cooperatation


So far, we have established long-term and stable partnership with a large number of famous enterprises both domestic and overseas, such as Baosteel, Hengyang, Chengde, Ruitai, Voestalpine, MCC, CASC, CETC, Halliburton, Tenaris, HIBS, Tangsteel, ZF, Shanghai Boiler Works, Sunco, Doosan, WTEC, etc. We have exported to the markets of Europe, Brazil, USA, India, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt and other countries & regions. From 2010, due to huge market demands, we started to provide clients with pipe equipments and metallurgical equipments which are original from China, and ensure good quality with low cost.


Quality advantages


This was achieved by introduction of the unique equipment as well as the latest methods of quality control and testing of the manufactured pipe products. Modern pipe-rolling facilities, powerful technology base and highly qualified personnel make Eastern Steels competitive on equal terms with the worlds recognized leading brands.




Steel Pipe Production

At the beginning of basic steel production,most steelproducts are downstream, value added products made from these four basic or primary forms of raw steel: ingots, billets, blooms and slabs. These forms can be produced in great volumes and are easily re-heated, extruded, squeezed or formed into many other configurations so as to make virtually every product used today.

Steel pipe is produced from two of these basic forms of steel, the round billet and the slab. A billet is a solid round bar of steel used to produce many other downstream products such as seamless pipe. The other types of steel pipe are produced from slabs, which are solid rectangular blocks of steel. The slabs are reheated and processed into plate and coils. There are four methods used to produce steel pipe: Fusion Weld, Electric Resistance Weld, Seamless and Double
Submerged Arc Weld.

Fusion Weld
One process for producing pipe is Fusion Weld, sometimes called “Continuous Weld” and is produced in sizes 1/8” to 4-1/2”. Fusion Weld pipe begins as coiled steel of the required width and thickness for the size and weight of pipe to be made. Successive coils of steel are welded end to end to form a continuous ribbon of steel. The ribbon of steel is fed into a leveler and then into a gas furnace where it is heated to the required temperature for forming and fusing. The forming rolls at the end of the furnace shape the heated skelp into an oval. The edges of the skelp are then firmly pressed together by rolls to obtain a forged weld. The heat of the skelp, combined with the pressure exerted by the rolls, form the weld. No metal is added into the operation. Final sizing rolls bring the pipe into its required dimensions.

Seamless Pipe (SMLS)
Seamless Pipe is made when steel in a solid, round cylindrical shape, called a “billet” or a “tube round” is heated and then either pushed or pulled (while being rapidly rotated) over a mandrel with a piercing point positioned in the center of the billet. This activity produces a hollow tube or “shell”. The tube is then further finished until it becomes the size and wall thickness desired. (Because the pipe is formed in a heated manner the pipe is normalized and should have a consistent steel cellular pattern throughout its circumference). Seamless pipe is made in sizes from 1/8” to 26” and is widely used in construction, oil refining, chemical and petro-chemical industries. It is available in heavy wall thicknesses and exotic chemistries, and is suitable for coiling, flanging and threading. It is, however, expensive, in short supply and unavailable in long lengths.

Electric Resistance Weld
The processing of Electric Resistance Welded (ERW) pipe begins as a coiled plate of steel with appropriate thickness and specific width to form a pipe that conforms to its relevant specification. ERW pipe is cold formed. The ribbon is pulled through a series of rollers that gradually form it into a cylindrical tube. As the edges of the now cylindrical plate come together, an electric charge is applied at the proper points to heat the edges so they can be welded together. Electric Resistance Welded pipe is a high speed production product that can be made in continuous lengths up to 115’. It produces uniform wall thicknesses and outside dimensions and is made in a wide range of specifications. It does, however, require minimum tonnage to set up on a specific size and sometimes has long lead times.

Double Submerged Arc Weld (DSAW)
Submerged Arc Welded (SAW) pipe derives its name from the process wherein the welding arc is submerged in flux while the welding takes place. The flux protects the steel in the weld area from any impurities in the air when heated to welding temperatures. When both inside welds and outside welds are performed, the welding is accomplished in separate processes and the pipe is considered to be Double Submerged Arc Welded (DSAW). 


The piling industry uses virtually no Fusion Weld pipe as it is produced in small sizes and is used mostly for plumbing, handrails and fencing. DSAW pipe and ERW pipe are used extensively and to a lesser extent seamless pipe. To illustrate the speed with which each method of production is capable, the following chart will be illustrative. We use the 24” diameter pipe because it is the only size common to all the forms of production.

There are some specifications governing the production and use of steel pipe. The following chart will examine just a few of the common specifications you will normally see in the different industry.


Grade FW ERW SMLS U&O SPIRAL R&W
Size Range
1/8”-4”
2”-24”
1/8”-26”
20”-48”
4”-144”
20”-144”
ASTM A-53 Yes Yes
Yes
No No
No
ASTM A-106
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
ASTM A-252
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ASTM A-500
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
API 5L
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
AWWA C-200
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Grade
Size Range
Usage
ASTM A-53 1/8” thru 26”
Domestic and plumbing piping under normal pressures and temperatures
ASTM A-106 1/8” thru 26”
Seamless pipe for high temperatures and pressures
ASTM A-252 Any size
Pipe piling, drilled shafts and other structural applications
ASTM A-500 Maximum 64” OD
Structural applications for welding, riveting or bolted construction
API 5L 1/8” thru 48”
Oil and natural gas transmission
AWWA C-200 6” and larger 
Water and waste water piping










Why Choose Eastern Steel



Our Inventory

Eastern Steel is committed to carrying the products that you need in our inventory. When you need carbon steel pipe, the material is just a phone call away.


Global Sourcing
We stay at the leading edge of pipe global pipe sourcing to bring you the best in quality for the best in value.

Logistics Expertise

Efficiency in handling, and partnerships with leaders in the industry, we deliver.


Fine Service
Let us know what, when, where, and how you need it, and consider it done. We handle the rest.