To achieve custom lengths for welded pipe and tube, there are several alternatives available. The option that is selected is often impacted by the wall thickness, the required product length, and the lead time required by the customer. Another option to supply extra long lengths of pipe and tube is to butt-weld two pipes together to make the required section. The most economical way to produce a specific length is to supply plate or sheet sizes that meet the required lengths. Cutting plates back to size, while reducing the labor to produce a standard size pipe, may produce higher costs in terms of lost raw material yield.
Please contact us and we can review all options to balance cost and delivery requirements.