Is steel piping appropriate for hydraulic systems?

Having spent years working in the tubing industry, ours is a business that is intimately familiar with the myriad of applications for it. Offering clients a slew of alteration services, including the likes of tube ring rolling, we aim to alter your product into a form more fitting for its intended purpose. In the end, what we hope to bring you is a top quality, high performance design that meets all of your specifications.

Steel tubes are typically utilised as fluid conductors, especially when considerable volumes of the fluids are moved, or when the costs relative to the usage of tubing is examined. Basic hydraulic circuits make use of seamless carbon steel piping. Whenever you are selecting tubes for use in your own circuit, it is of the utmost significance that attention is paid to detail. All tube must be freed of dust, residual leftovers from the manufacturing stages, and rust too.

Since steel is vulnerable to rusting, just like a number of metals are, the tubes normally have a standard lacquer coating to help safeguard the metallic surfaces. This is particularly important for shipping and storage. This process goes by the name “black iron pipe”.

For hydraulic system tubing, the only finish methods that are generally preferred are pickled by itself, or pickled and oiled. Something you must remember is that galvanised tubes aren’t recommended when working with hydraulic systems. Therefore, they should not be used at any point.

At Multiform Tubes we work with various types of tube, including the likes of hydraulic tubing. As its name implies, tube ring rolling involves us bending tubes in order to give them a circular composition. From heating to spiral staircases, these rolled tubes are suitable for a host of applications. We take care when working with them to preserve the surface condition so coating is still effective.

If you would like additional details about our services, we’d be happy to answer any questions.