Insider’s guide to choose the best Seamless Pipe Supplier near you.
Seamless Steel pipes play a key role in majority of industries, primarily Oil and Natural gas industry and Petrochemicals, being considered as one of the most reliable ones especially for transport of liquids in the extreme conditions.
Hence, choosing the best Seamless pipe and tube dealer or a supplier becomes very critical and it’s something you should be vary of.
Just Imagine, your Design engineers may give you requirements in endless ways and means like
12 “LTCS Seamless Pipe RM 30
2 ” CS Seamless Pipe RM 30 1
25 nos, 4″ dia SS pipe
Seamless pipes (SS304L, SS321). Thickness: 1-2mm; Diameter 70-150mm; length: 1.5m; net requirement: 50m.
As a purchase manager, you end up choosing a supplier and making a purchase without any idea about the dynamics of the product and industry, which can prove costly during the execution stage.
In this article, we will run you through some of the important attributes that will give you a fair idea on how to choose the right supplier without getting too technical about it.
Ready stock or stock capacity of the supplier is very critical as you know Delivery times for Seamless pipes can be usually longer compared to other pipes like ERW, MS and GI pipes etc.
Choice of Manufacturer Brands
Seamless pipes manufacturing has a high entry barrier, where you have only handful of brands that manufacture Seamless pipes and Tubes.
Hence, it’s very important that your suppliers/ distributors are able to give you wide range of choices in manufacturer brands. Some of the major brands in seamless pipes
M/S. MAHARASHTRA SEAMLESS LTD
M/S. JINDAL SAW LTD
M/S. INDIAN SEAMLESS METAL TUBES LTD
M/S. MAHALAXMI SEAMLESS LTD
M/S. AVON TUBE TECH PVD LTD
M/S. United Seamless Tubular Pvt. Ltd.,
In case, you are looking for a trustable and reliable seamless pipe supplier for a humongous Oil and Natural gas project or Petrochemical project, it’s imperative to check if they have delivered necessary volumes and the easiest way is to check their list of clients and range of projects handled.
Supplier should have a wide range of options in terms of Seamless as you know different kinds of seamless pipes cater to different nature of applications.
In case, you wanted pipes that handle extreme conditions like low-temperature or high-temperature conditions, then Carbon Seamless pipes take the cake (A53, A333, A106 and API 5L), whereas Stainless steel seamless pipes is an ideal fit for corrosive services.
Beware of Cost overruns
Majority of the buyers or design engineers err by just considering the price per ton or price per metre in their quote as the only attribute to narrow down a supplier. It’s very important to note that owing to complexity of the project, if we don’t use specific grades and standards of seamless pipes or tubes or brands, it will result in cost overruns that can burn us badly. So, it’s imperative to look at the big picture before choosing the right seamless pipe supplier or distributor.
Hope we have covered the key pointers, to pick the best supplier and kindly note, this would hold well for other kinds of Steel Pipes like ERW, Stainless steel, Hollow Section tubes, and Boiler Tubes too, as the basic premise remains the same.
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