One of the services that we are able to provide is IP steel main laying. We have a lot of experience with installation of steel pipes for a wide range of clients, so contact us today to find out how we can help with your project.
IP Steel Main Laying
Benefits of Steel Pipes
Steel pipes are often the preferred materials for the gas pipes and sewer systems as they can s accommodate very high working pressures – up to 7Bar – or carry liquids at high temperatures but are generally more expensive to install than other pipe materials and so are used for specific requirements or duties.
Because of the pressure requirements the jointing of steep pipes is usually by high quality welding and so giving the Client the reassurance of the integrity of the joints for future years and with the strength of steel it is resistant to damage. In the longer-term steel also has the advantage of being fully recyclable at the end of its useful life.
Techniques for IP Steel Main Laying
IP steel main laying is a specialist skill, and one that we have a lot of experience with here at WPS. There is not one specific technique that is used for steel pipes, and instead it can involve a variety of methods.
The main technique is normally open cut, where a trench needs to be dug for the pipe to be installed. However, it may be possible to use other trenchless methods instead. These have the benefit of causing less disruption to the surface.
Whichever technique is used, the pipes that are being laid will be welded together and provided with a protective wrapping to help prevent corrosion.