Planning a significant project? When it comes time to place your order for perforated metal tubing with Perforated Tubes, Inc., a lot more goes into it than you might think. You’ll have the opportunity to choose a variety of characteristics, from material to surface treatments and beyond, in order to ensure the products meet the demands of the application. One option to consider is the tube’s seam style. Here, we’ll explore the two primary options: the straight (longitudinal) weld and the spiral (helical) weld.
Comparing Manufacturing Processes
The differences between spiral-weld and straight-weld tubes are clear from the very beginning thanks to manufacturing processes that differ significantly. Straight-weld pipes are created by bending and forming metal, which is then welded together down the length of the pipe to create a straight, longitudinal seam. Spiral-weld pipes, on the other hand, are rolled and welded according to a preferred helical angle.
Why Choose One Over the Other?
The choice between spiral- and straight-seam tubes will ultimately depend on your goals and the application in question. The flexibility of the spiral-weld pipe manufacturing process makes helical seams a prime choice if you’re in the market for larger-diameter pipes with thinner walls, while straight seams are often the standard for pipes with smaller diameters.
Choose Your Pattern at Perforated Tubes, Inc.
Since 1964, Perforated Tubes, Inc. has been providing businesses across a wide range of industries with top-tier perforated metal tubing. We offer perforated tubes with a host of customizable features, which makes it that much easier for you to develop a product that measures up to your project’s demands. Browse our product offerings to learn more about our capabilities.