No.18 April 2013 - Special Issue on "Steel Products for Energy Industries" and "Steel Sheets for Automotive and Electric Machinery and Appliance"

Development of High Performance UOE Pipe for Linepipe

ARAKAWA Takekazu       NISHIMURA Kimihiro       YANO Koji       SUZUKI Nobuhisa


JFE Steel manufactures high performance steels used for energy development, transportation, and storage applications. In this paper, high performance UOE pipes for linepipe manufactured from steel plates are introduced. Keywords for development are high-strengh, heavy wall thickness, high-deformability "HIPERTM," collapse-resistant for deep sea, sour resistance, and low-temperature toughness. At present JFE Steel is capable of providing high-end UOE pipes in numerous sizes and for a wide range of conditions.

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