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How is Steel Pipe Made?

How Are Steel Road Plates Manufactured?

Steel road plates are large, flat plates that provide a temporary surface for traffic to pass over while construction is underway. Steel road plates are commonly used to cover potholes, excavations, trenches, damaged pedestrian walkways, and roads under construct...

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What are the Benefits of Using a Trench Box?

A trench box is a system installed within an excavation to protect workers while they’re below ground level. Trench boxes come with many benefits: they give a trench stability, improve project efficiency, extend the life of a trench, and allow laborers to work in...

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Eiffel 101: 3 Types of Welded Steel Pipes

Welded steel pipes are widely used due to their affordable price and the large selection of them on the market. In comparison to their alternative, seamless steel pipes, they are an attractive choice for cost-efficient projects in particular. Since there are so m...

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Eiffel 101: Guide to Pipe Grades

There are several organizations that grade steel pipes to help purchasers determine their suitability for projects. The American Society of Testing and Methods (ASTM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Amer...

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Steel Plate Application: Closed End Pipe Piles

Pipe pile is used to create a strong foundation for large, heavy structures such as buildings, bridges and roads. The piles are made of steel pipe that’s driven or drilled deep into the ground in order to help distribute the weight of a structure down to the stro...

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Eiffel 101: Overview of OSHA Guidelines for Trenching

In order to keep workers safe, it’s important to understand OSHA’s trench box requirements, including when it’s appropriate to use a trench box and how to use one according to regulation.


Protective systems, including trench boxes, are used when the ...

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Should I Purchase Welded or Seamless Steel Pipe?

The two most popular types of steel pipes on the market are welded and seamless steel pipes. As its name implies, a seamless steel pipe does not have a seam. It is engineered through methods like cold rolling, hot rolling, or cold drawn manufacturing. A welded pi...

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