Where and how are these forms of steel used? If you have ever given a thought to the rust free and sparkling clean look of elevators, escalators or structures of railway stations, metro stations or industrial plants then you must know the reason for the same; it is all due to the use of alloy steel round bars. A combination of several metals along with steel goes into the making of alloy steel which gets its anti-rust properties, resiliency and durability. Construction projects, transportation, mining, dairy processing and many more industries require alloy steel bars in large quantities.
Casing pipes are another application of steel which performs the important function of providing protection to below- the- ground utility lines such as water mains, fiber optic cables, electrical power cables, gas pipes etc. The utility lines remain safe and protected inside the casing pipes which surrounds them and closes the ends with its pull on caps made of rubber. The casing pipes come in varied forms like the straight seam, rolled type, welded or spiral weld and for all types strict quality controls are maintained to ensure that they have the required concentricity, tensile strength, straightness tolerances and minimum yield. Some of the applications which cannot do without them are water well casing, culverts casing, road bore casing and most important of all, casing pipes for oil and gas transmission.
Stainless steel plates are termed as anti-corrosive steel as it does not get rusted or corroded as fast as regular carbon steel, though however, you cannot claim it to be corrosion-proof. Its anti-oxidation property makes it a popular choice in applications requiring low maintenance and anti-corrosive qualities. Functioning as shields for contemporary construction design to the food and beverage industry, pharmaceutical industry, petro-chemical and chemical plants, fuel tankers, chemical tankers and more, stainless steel is an all pervading requirement. In the automobile industry, stainless steel plates give the required strength and durability to pass through crash testing. In aviation industry, structural sections for military vehicles, trucks, railways, ships are built from this metal while it is the favorite in chemical and related industry because of its anti-corrosive and low maintenance requirement.
As for the API 5L Gr B pipes they are an indispensable item for ensuring integrity of pipelines in the oil and gas industry. Pipelines are the foundation pillars of this industry and any flaws left undetected in the pipes can cause a catastrophe. The API 5L Gr B pipes have to comply with standards set by International Organization for Standardization ISO 3183.
All in all, steel in various forms is the backbone of many industrial and commercial applications.