Carbon steel pipe burst pressure

Carbon steel pipe burst pressure is the pressure at which a vessel will burst; in this case the pipe. This is an important measure because when the Carbon steel pipe is used in applications with high pressure, the limitation should be known. For example, if a pipe is used in and under water fluid flow system and it burst, the repair operation and rescue are very fragile and almost impossible. Therefore there are grading, standards, schedules and pressure classes to indicate the engineers the pressure containment capacities of the pipes.

Carbon steel is made out of steel that contains carbon. This is the most used method of producing stronger and less corrosive steel materials with low cost. They are produced in seamless or ERW conditions. The carbon steel seamless pipe is preferred in applications where precision dimensions are required. The seamless pipe has a burst pressure limitation as well. The burst pressure indicates at which pressure the tube will start rupturing. This depends on the grades. The A106 C is one of the most performing with above 20000psi of pressure tolerance up to 400 degree Fahrenheit. The API 5L Grade B Pipe has a good pricing with a high pressure tolerance as well. This grade of materials could withstand the pressure of up to 20000psi under 400 degree Fahrenheit of temperature. This quality makes it applied in high pressure applications like under water vessels, hydraulic systems, boilers, heat exchangers, oil and gas industries and power generation plants.

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