SSAW STEEL PIPE VS. LSAW STEEL PIPE
LSAW Pipe (Longitudinal Submerged Arc-Welding Pipe), also called SAWL pipe. It is taking the steel plate as raw material, mold it by the molding machine, then do double-sided submerged arc welding. Through this process the LSAW steel pipe will get excellent ductility, weld toughness, uniformity, plasticity and great sealing.
The LSAW pipe diameter range is larger than ERW, normally from 406mm to 2020mm. Good performances on high pressure resistance, and low-temperature corrosion resistance.
SSAW Pipe (Spiral Submerged Arc-Welding Pipe), also called HSAW pipe (Helical SAW), welding line shape like a helix. It is using the same welding technology of Submerged Arc-Welding with LSAW pipe. Differently SSAW pipe is spiral welded where the LSAW is longitudinally welded. Manufacturing process is rolling the steel strip, to make the rolling direction have an angle with the direction of the pipe center, forming and welding, so the welding seam is in a spiral line.
The SSAW pipe diameter range is from 219 mm to 2020 mm.The advantage part is we can get the different diameter of SSAW pipes with the same size of the steel strip, there is a wide application for the raw material steel strip, and welding seam should avoid the primary stress, good performances to bear the stress.