Square and rectangular pipes are hollow structural tubes with a square or rectangular cross-section. These pipes are widely used across multiple industries, and can be used for a range of purposes, e.g. to provide support, for construction, for infrastructure, and for mechanical processes. The material they are made of can vary greatly, and will be chosen based on the strength, corrosion resistance, weight, and cost considerations that are relevant to the specific use.
Square pipes have four sides of identical length, resulting in a more symmetrical look, while rectangular pipes have two unequal sides. In both cases, the strength and thickness of these pipes can be adjusted to suit the needs of the project.
Square and rectangular pipes offer great versatility across a range of industries and applications. They provide strength and structural integrity, and are notable for being resistant to corrosion, wear, and tear. Fabrication and customization is straightforward due to the pipes being easy to weld, bend, or cut. Additionally, they come in a wide range of materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and alloy steel - allowing projects to select the material that is best suited to their own criteria.
Square and rectangular pipes have specific dimensions that define their size and shape, such as outer width, outer height, and wall thickness. Generally, these dimensions are specified in millimeters (mm) or inches (in). The material used for such pipes can vary and is usually selected based on the specific requirements of the applications. Commonly-used materials for the pipes include carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and alloy steel. Moreover, to ensure that the pipes meet the required standards and specifications, there are tolerances for outer dimensions, wall thickness, and straightness, which refer to the allowable deviation from the specified dimensions.
The surface finish of square and rectangular pipes can also be varied. These include hot-dipped galvanized, mill finish, brushed, or polished, depending on the chosen manufacturing process and application.
Structural Support: Square and rectangular pipes are highly valued for their structural strength and stability. They are commonly used in building and construction projects, such as roof trusses, columns, beams, and frames.
Infrastructure: These pipes are also essential in the building of infrastructure projects, including bridges, tunnels, highways, and railway systems. They help to provide the necessary structural stability.
Mechanical and Engineering: Square and rectangular pipes are widely used in the mechanical and engineering fields. They are often employed in machinery frames, conveyor systems, material handling equipment, and automotive components.
Furniture and Decor: Square and rectangular pipes can also be used to craft furniture and decorative items. They can be assembled into frames for tables, chairs, shelves, and other furniture pieces.
Steel Hollow Sections are packaged and shipped in bundles, which are securely bound with plastic straps. The bundles are shipped with all the necessary information that includes; quantity, size, grade, and other specifications. The bundles are also labeled with the information for easy identification of the product. The bundles are shipped in wooden pallets or boxes to protect them from any damage during transportation. The pallets are also wrapped in plastic for additional protection.