ERW Vs MS Pipes – In-depth Analysis
Pipes are an important component of any construction. They are responsible for providing strength to structures and act as their support system. Pinax Steel has emerged to be one of the prime manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality pipes in India. We produce strong and durable pipes that have the ability to withstand rough climates. These products are used in widespread industries like oil, gas, water supply and construction.
Based on the industries in concern, there are various types of pipes that are made by our company. Our main aim is to develop pipes that can fulfill the demands of the companies. The two main types of pipes that are produced by Pinax Steel are the ERW (Electric Resistance Welding) pipes and the MS (Mild Steel) Seamless pipes. We are the suppliers of these pipes to multiple industries like the automobile, the mining, the agricultural and construction industries. Both the types are variedly different in multiple factors like raw materials, size, strength and durability that make them suitable for different uses. We shall mainly highlight the differences between the two types of pipes and how they are implemented in different industries.
Manufacturing: While the ERW pipes are made of hot rolled coils, the MS seamless pipes are made with round steel billets. The ERW pipes use medium-carbon steel while the MS seamless pipes are made up of low-carbon steel. ERW steel contains a carbon percentage of less than 0.30% by weight, whereas MS steel contains carbon percentage of 0.16-0.29% by weight. The raw materials provide different properties like strength to the pipes that make them suitable for their respective applications like in construction, transportation and support systems.
Strength: ERW pipes possess more strength compared to MS pipes. They can withstand more pressure. MS Steels on the other hand are more used for low to moderate pressure..
Durability: Since we use high-quality steel for the manufacturing of ERW pipes, they are the most durable and are resistant to harsh environments. MS pipes are also highly durable and can be used for a long span of time. They can withstand harsh environmental conditions and are often resistant to corrosion, rust, and wear due to long-term use.
Corrosion: ERW pipes are more corrosion-resistant than MS Seamless pipes since they are made by the electric resistance welding process. Hence, they are mainly chosen for oil and water transportation industries where the chances of rust formation and corrosion are high.
Application: ERW pipes are commonly used for transportation processes in the oil and gas industries. They are also used for the manufacturing of automobiles, bicycles, exhaust systems, and suspension components. In the agricultural industry, these are applied in making irrigation systems, greenhouse components, and fencing. They also have an essential use in the mining industry.
Here they are mainly used for developing conveyors, transport materials, pipelines, and drainage systems. Since they are stronger, they are also a key ingredient in the construction of bridges.
MS pipes, on the other hand, are more used for the construction of buildings. They are more resistant to seismic terrors and hence, form the best products for building constructions. Apart from that, they are used for plumbing purposes and by firefighters.
Cost-effectiveness: The world-class products of Pinax are cost-effective. However, when compared between both the types of pipes, ERW pipes are more costly than MS pipes. ERW pipes are more robust and require high-quality steel for production. They also require more protection against corrosion and rust. This makes them more costly. MS pipes, on the other hand, are easy to install and easy to use which further reduce their cost.
Cons: One drawback with ERW pipe is the high chance of welding errors. Any error in welding leads to increased porosity and the development of cracks that can directly impact the strength of the pipes. These pipes also have a limited size range which can often limit their application in industries. MS Pipes also have some drawbacks. They are less resilient and robust. Their heat resistance is also lower than other types of pipes which makes them unsuitable for various industries.
Pinax has more than 25 years experience in the steel industry. It aims to provide the best quality products in the market that meet the demands of other industries. ERW Pipes are one of our primary products. We are proud to be one of the important suppliers of ERW pipes in India. With time, we aim to be the primary producers of pipe in the country. For further information regarding our products, visit our website: www.pinaxsteel.com