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Posted by: shansundar ®

03/24/2005, 02:25:41

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Please tell me the different between pipe and tubes?






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Posted by: flogamag ®

09/08/2005, 12:32:39

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Hi..., according to the way both words are used by ASTM Standards, a tube is a structural element, that is, a beam with a circular (or not) and hollow section. A pipe is an element for transporting fluids. In some cases (depending on the use conditions), the same piece could act, at the same time, as tube and pipe. As a consequence of this classification, the most important size on tubes is the external diameter, and, on tubes, the internal one. Many people (at least in my country) use the word "tube" for seamless pieces, and "pipe" for welded ones. This is completely wrong... Just as an aditional example, a rubber hose is a pipe, it could never be a tube. Also, the internal finishing of a tube doesn´t seem to be important... Hope to have added my contribution to the general confussion. Greetings.






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Posted by: spgautam ®

06/26/2005, 13:54:57

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friends if you will go to market and ask the vendor for 1" pipe and 1" tube what you expect ? . a convention is that for pipes internal diameter is reference where as for tubes external diamter . ex. tubelight 's external dia is of importance so its tubelight and not pipelight.
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Posted by: randykimball ®
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06/26/2005, 22:16:57

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Then copper tubing does not come in inside and outside versions... ah, but it does.

Is tubing extruded and pipe formed...?

food for thought...
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Posted by: randykimball ®
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03/27/2005, 17:21:02

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Well, I usually consider extruded product as tubing, and rolled, cast, or other methods as pipe. Actually, I think it is another of those English times, when it really doesn't matter all that much.
Anyone else have an opinion?

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Posted by: shansundar ®

03/28/2005, 00:53:40

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thanks for your comments Randay

shan







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Posted by: devitg ®

03/27/2005, 19:43:06

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Seem to be a semantic topic.
It can be , seam or seamless , extrude, or cold formed.
steel, plastic , non ferrous , and even glass.

To me , PIPES are those whose nominal diameter is not it's real diameter as those to be therad on the NPT or BSP system
as follow
PIPE O.D
SIZES DIAM
1/8 0.405
1/4 0.540
3/8 0.675
1/2 0.840
3/4 1.050
1 1.315
1 1/4 1.660
1 1/2 1.900
2 2.375
2 1/2 2.875
3 3.500
3 1/2 4.000
4 4.500
4 1/2 5.000
5 5.563
6 6.625
7 7.625
8 8.625
9 9.625
10 10.750
11 11.750
12 12.750

And TUBES are those whose diameter is the real diameter , both in Metric and English systems.







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Posted by: shansundar ®

03/28/2005, 00:54:35

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thanks for your comments divi
shan






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