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Thirty complete carbon, alloy and stainless steel pipe and fittings product lines available with over 4,000 individual parts!

Federal Steel Supply offers a wide range of material and specifications coverSA 335 P22 Crome-Moly Pipeing carbon, alloy and stainless steel in pipe, tube, fittings and flanges. Our real-time inventory management, full mill documentation and continuous quality control make your project procurements smoother and more cost-effective:

  • Seamless pipe & products to 36" O.D.
  • Welded pipe and products to 60" O.D.
  • Offering all scheduled walls & unscheduled, heavy wall products
  • Flanges and fittings to compliment
  • Materials inventoried to: API, ASTM, ASME, NACE, DIN, AISI, MSS specifications*  
  • Emergency weekend and after hour services (800) 325-1584 
  • Supplemental testing services
  • Custom Surfaces
  • Machining and cutting
  • Packaging and shipping around the corner or around the globe
Common Material Specifications We Offer
Specification Grade Steel Type Manufacturing
Method
Description
A53 / SA53 B Carbon Seamless
Welded
Standard Specification for Welded
and Seamless Pipe - Black or Galvanized,
Plain-End or Threaded and Coupled
A106 / SA106 B/C Carbon Seamless Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe
for High Temperature Service
A333 / SA333 1/6 Carbon Seamless
Seamless Steel Pipe
for Low Temperature Service
A335 / SA335 P5, P9, P11
P22, P91
Alloy Seamless Seamless Ferritic Alloy-Steel Pipe
for High Temperature Service
API 5L Gr. B, X42,
X52, X60, X65
Carbon Seamless
Welded
Seamless and Welded Line Pipe
A513 / SA513
Type 5 (DOM)
1018 - 1026 Carbon
Alloy
Welded ERW Carbon and Alloy Steel
Mechanical Tubing
A519
1026, 4130
4140, 4142
Carbon
Alloy
Seamless Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel
Mechanical Tubing
A671 / SA671 Plate Grades Carbon
Alloy
Rolled & Welded Electric Fusion Welded Steel Pipe for
Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures
A672 / SA672 Plate Grades Carbon
Alloy
Rolled & Welded Electric Fusion Welded Steel Pipe for
High Pressure Service at Moderate
Temperatures
A691 / SA691 Plate Grades Carbon
Alloy
Rolled & Welded Electric Fusion Welded Steel Pipe for
High Pressure Service at High
Temperatures
A213 / SA213 T5, T9, T11,
T22. T91

304, 310, 316,
321, 347 (L&H)
Alloy


Stainless
Seamless Seamless Ferritic and Austenitic
Alloy-Steel Boiler, Superheater and
Heat-Exchanger Tubes
A312 / SA312
304, 310, 316,
321, 347 (L&H)
 Stainless Seamless
Welded
Seamless, Welded and Heavily Cold Worked
Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipes

Click here for Pipe Chart of scheduled and commonly requested unscheduled walls (Pipe Chart .pdf)

Quick facts about pipe

Production of steel pipe is generally grouped into two categories: Welded and Seamless. There are many methods of producing steel pipe in current use, however, most of the pipe produced in the United States is made either by the seamless, electric resistance weld (ERW) or spiral weld methods  Continuous weld and double submerged arc weld are other common methods of manufacture.

Pipe Sizes. Federal Steel Supply provides a pipe chart for sizes of steel pipe 1/8” nominal to 48” Outside Diameter that illustrates nominal Pipe Size and Scheduled Walls as compared to actual outside diameter, wall thickness and weight/ft.  The left side of the pipe chart indicates the difference between the nominal and actual size.  Nominal sizes 1/8” through 12” are different from the actual outside diameter sizes (much like a 2 x 4 is not really 2 inches by 4inches).  In sizes greater than 14”, the nominal size is the same as the measured O.D. size.

Wall Thickness: AISI Pipe Schedule Numbers (5-XXH) correspond to the most widely recognized and produced wall thicknesses of steel pipe (not tube). Schedule numbers include; 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, STD, 60, 80, XH, 100, 120, 140, 160, XXH. These “schedules” refer to a specific wall thickness in inches corresponding to a specific O.D. size in inches. Please note schedule 40 (Sch 40) and standard (Std) are the same wall thickness through 10" Pipe Size, while Sch 80 and XH are the same wall thickness through 8” Pipe Size.  Actual wall thickness are always written as “Decimal Parts" of an inch and are written to three decimal places (example: one inch wall is written 1.000”).  The method of manufacture and sizes described limit the wall thickness that can be produced. (Hence a 4 ½” O.D. pipe could not have a 3.000” wall.)  Please review our pipe chart for more detail. 

Commonly produced wall thickness for various methods of manufacture are as follows:

  • ERW- Sch 10, 20, 30, 40, STD, 60, 80, XH, .125”-.750”
  • DSAW- most schedules possible, .250”-2.000”
  • SMLS- all schedules possible, .065”- 4.000”
  • Spiral- lighter walls mainly, .109”- 1.000”

Federal Steel Supply specializes in Heavy-Wall pipe and carries heavier than Scheduled Wall thicknesses.

While many other wall thickness can be manufactured by a mill somewhere in the world, any thickness that is not on the pipe chart is considered an "Unscheduled Wall” and would normally be available by special order.

Federal Steel Supply has extensive experience in providing machining services to achieve exact wall thickness tolerances or to meet minimum ID/OD requirements.

As the engineering designs become more involved and the end use more critical the demand has increased for material with a guaranteed “minimum wall thickness”.  Generally on 24” O.D. pipe and under, manufacturer tolerances are stated as +/- 12.5%  the nominal wall thickness.  Therefore, minimum wall thickness can usually be calculated as 12.5% under the average or nominal wall thickness.  For example, 2.500” nominal wall would approximate 2.188” min wall.  Depending on the application, Tubing specifications normally have much tighter wall tolerances than Pipe specifications.  Pipe can also be machined to achieve more exact wall thicknesses or minimum ID requirments.

*Widely recognized specification writers for Pipe, Tube, Fittings and Flanges include ASTM, ASME, API, NACE, AWWA, ABS, Mil-S, ANSI, AISI.  ASTM (American Society Testing and Materials) develops international standards for materials, products, systems and services used in construction, manufacturing and transportation.  ASTM specifications are usually designated by the letter A followed by a number (ex. A-106).  ASME (American Society Mechanical Engineers) is one of the oldest standards developing organizations in the world.   The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code is commonly used to outline the design, fabrication and inspection of boilers and pressure vessels.  ASME spec’s are designated by the letters SA followed by a number (ex. SA-106).  API (The American Petroleum Institute) is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.  In this capacity, API develops standards for many products (including Pipe and Tube) used in the Oil and Gas industry.  API spec’s are usually designated by the letters API followed by the specification identifier (ex. API 5L).  NACE International is a global organizatoin focused on improvements in corrosion protections and is a standards-writing organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) (ex. NACE MR0175).  AWWA (American Water Works Association) standards provide minimum requirements for design, installation, performance, and manufacture of products used in water treatment and supply.  AWWA spec's are designated by the letters AWWA followed by the specification number. (ex. AWWA C200). Other specification writers that may have specifications for the use of Pipe, Tube Fittings and Flanges are: ABS (American Bureau of Shipping), Mil-T and Mil-S (U.S. Military), ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and AISI (American Iron and Steel Institute).

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