Graded pipes are used primarily for the transportation of gases or liquids and can be welded or seamless. They are measured as a nominal size, which designates inside diameter up to 12” and outside diameter from 14” and up and schedule which determines wall thickness, higher schedule numbers represent thicker walls. Each size and schedule of pipe represents a different working and bursting pressure capability.
Round tubes are similar to pipes in that they are hollow and cylindrical, but rather than being measured by nominal size, they are measured by outside diameter and wall thickness. Tubes can be used interchangeably with pipes for many applications but don’t have specified pressure capabilities.
Square or Rectangular Tubes
Similar in use to round tubes except for shape.
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