Titanium Tube

titanium TubeTitanium tube and piping are our core products and we produce to the widest size range on the market in terms of width, length and wall thickness.

Our seamless titanium pipes have outside diameter ranges of between 0.5mm to 330mm.

Our titanium welded pipes have outside diameter ranges of between 100mm to 20,000mm and we can manufacture up to lengths of up to 15m !

We are also able to offer single continuous weld lines on our welded pipes. We are extremely proud of our tube production capabilities and have invested heavily in the future as we believe titanium tubing will play a key part in developing technologies. This along with our commitment to service excellence we believe is the reason why our customers keep choosing us for their tubing and piping requirements.

Our Production

Our large annual production volume of titanium tube allows us to maintain a large stock program inventory. We can meet customer requirements and expectations with rapid production of tubes and fast delivery times.

titanium-tube-welded-norstlTitanium tube production in large volumes and to short lead times requires great engineering excellence and one in which we excel. Such is our passion and dedication for cutting edge technology and engineering for ti pipe manufacture we have won several regional and national awards in China for the production and supply of titanium piping. We understand the great need to evolve our titanium pipe production processes and our techniques and we continually look to invest in the most state of the art titanium tube equipment and machinery along with the extensive training that all of our engineering and technical personnel undergo.

titanium-tube-seamless-norstl You can find our titanium tubes at work in a whole variety of industries and applications from the core tubing in heat exchangers, frames in aerospace airframes, implants and medical equipment and in bicycle frames. We have worked hard over the years to build a reputation as one of the leading suppliers and manufacturers of ti pipe and tube. To find out more on how we can support you titanium tube supply contact us today !

Norstl Titanium Tube Production Capability

The following list gives details of our production capability. For custom and specialist tubes contact our sales team for further information.

  • Ti Tube Standards: ASTM B338, B337, B861
  • Ti Tube Type: Welded Tube / Seamless Tube
  • Ti Grade Material: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 9, Grade 12, Grade 24, Grade 26, Grade 29
  • Ti Seamless Tube Dimensions:
    • Outer Diameter Range: 0.5 – 330 mm
    • Wall Height Range: 0.4 – 10 mm
    • Length Range: < 15000 mm
  • Ti Welded Tube Dimensions:
    • Outer Diameter Range: 114 – 20,000 mm
    • Wall Height Range: 0.5mm – 50mm
    • Length Range: < 15000 mm
  • We also follow the National Pipe Standards and hold a large stock to meet immediate demand.
  • Monthly Output: 2,000 tonnes

Titanium Tube Production Process

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Titanium Tube Applications

Titanium pipes are a common mill product used in the manufacture of a wide range of products and applications. From medical implants large industrial heat exchangers, through to titanium tubing used in aircraft component structures. In recent years we have seen an increased demand from steel fabricators who now view titanium as a real alternative to meet the demands for stronger and lighter and cheaper metal tubes.

Titanium Tube Product Specification

The table below provides and a overview to the tube and pipe range that we manufacture and supply. We also specify many orders against the NPS standard aswell as providing bespoke sizing. The choice of welded or seamless is largely governed by the size of tube and the application it is to be used for. It is necessary to specify either welded or seamless along with titanium pipe surface treatment and manufacturing standard. Titanium tubes are available in both seamless and welded for with differing size ranges.

Titanium Seamless Tubes

Titanium Seamless Tube Specifications
Dimension Outer Diameter Thickness Length
Size Range: 0.5mm – 330mm 0.4mm – 10mm Max 15m
Manufacturing Standards ASTM B338, ASTM B337, ASTM B861

Titanium Welded Tubes

Titanium Welded Tube Specifications
Dimension Outer Diameter Thickness Length
Size Range: 114mm – 20000mm 0.5mm – 50mm Max 15m
Manufacturing Standards ASTM B338, ASTM B337, ASTM B861

Our Factory

We have two key locations in Shaanxi, Our factory in Baoji is located at the very heart of production. We manage all of our production from sponge to mill product manufacture here. Our secondary office is located in the centre Xian with increased access to the business markets.
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The factory is set out in a production line starting from the sponge compaction and ingot production, through to forging of billets and bars, and onto the seamless tube extrusions devices.

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Our factory is equipped with state of the art titanium tube extruding machines to ensure that we can control production internally and meet customers high demands for quality and price.

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Titanium Tube NPS Size Chart

The NPS is a commonly used titanium tube sizing standard for pipes used for high pressure and temperature applications, along with the DN standard used in Europe. We manufacture titanium pipes to both standards and also customer defined requirements.

NPS ⅛ to NPS 3½NPS 4 to NPS 9NPS 10 to NPS 24
Titanium Tube Sizing Standards – NPS ⅛ to NPS 3½
NPS DN OD[in (mm)] Wall thickness[in (mm)]
SCH 5 SCH 10s / 10 SCH 30 SCH 40s / 40 / STD SCH 80s / 80 / XS SCH 120 SCH 160 XXS
6 0.405 (10.29) 0.035 (0.889) 0.049 (1.245) 0.057 (1.448) 0.068 (1.727) 0.095 (2.413)
¼ 8 0.540 (13.72) 0.049 (1.245) 0.065 (1.651) 0.073 (1.854) 0.088 (2.235) 0.119 (3.023)
10 0.675 (17.15) 0.049 (1.245) 0.065 (1.651) 0.073 (1.854) 0.091 (2.311) 0.126 (3.200)
½ 15 0.840 (21.34) 0.065 (1.651) 0.083 (2.108) 0.095 (2.413) 0.109 (2.769) 0.147 (3.734) 0.188 (4.775) 0.294 (7.468)
¾ 20 1.050 (26.67) 0.065 (1.651) 0.083 (2.108) 0.095 (2.413) 0.113 (2.870) 0.154 (3.912) 0.219 (5.563) 0.308 (7.823)
1 25 1.315 (33.40) 0.065 (1.651) 0.109 (2.769) 0.114 (2.896) 0.133 (3.378) 0.179 (4.547) 0.250 (6.350) 0.358 (9.093)
32 1.660 (42.16) 0.065 (1.651) 0.109 (2.769) 0.117 (2.972) 0.140 (3.556) 0.191 (4.851) 0.250 (6.350) 0.382 (9.703)
40 1.900 (48.26) 0.065 (1.651) 0.109 (2.769) 0.125 (3.175) 0.145 (3.683) 0.200 (5.080) 0.281 (7.137) 0.400 (10.160)
2 50 2.375 (60.33) 0.065 (1.651) 0.109 (2.769) 0.125 (3.175) 0.154 (3.912) 0.218 (5.537) 0.250 (6.350) 0.343 (8.712) 0.436 (11.074)
65 2.875 (73.03) 0.083 (2.108) 0.120 (3.048) 0.188 (4.775) 0.203 (5.156) 0.276 (7.010) 0.300 (7.620) 0.375 (9.525) 0.552 (14.021)
3 80 3.500 (88.90) 0.083 (2.108) 0.120 (3.048) 0.188 (4.775) 0.216 (5.486) 0.300 (7.620) 0.350 (8.890) 0.438 (11.125) 0.600 (15.240)
90 4.000 (101.60) 0.083 (2.108) 0.120 (3.048) 0.188 (4.775) 0.226 (5.740) 0.318 (8.077) 0.636 (16.154)
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SCH 5 SCH 10s/10 SCH 20 SCH 30 SCH 40s/40
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SCH 60 SCH 80s/80
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SCH 100 SCH 120 SCH 140 SCH 160 XXS[5]
4 100 4.500 (114.30) 0.083 (2.108) 0.120 (3.048) - 0.188 (4.775) 0.237 (6.020) 0.281 (7.137) 0.337 (8.560) - 0.437 (11.100) - 0.531 (13.487) 0.674 (17.120)
115 5.000 (127.00) - - - - 0.247 (6.274) - 0.355 (9.017) - - - - 0.710 (18.034)
5 125 5.563 (141.30) 0.109 (2.769) 0.134 (3.404) - - 0.258 (6.553) - 0.375 (9.525) - 0.500 (12.700) - 0.625 (15.875) 0.750 (19.050)
6 150 6.625 (168.28) 0.109 (2.769) 0.134 (3.404) - - 0.280 (7.112) - 0.432 (10.973) - 0.562 (14.275) - 0.719 (18.263) 0.864 (21.946)
7[5] - 7.625 (193.68) - - - - 0.301 (7.645) - 0.500 (12.700) - - - - 0.875 (22.225)
8 200 8.625 (219.08) 0.109 (2.769) 0.148 (3.759) 0.250 (6.350) 0.277 (7.036) 0.322 (8.179) 0.406 (10.312) 0.500 (12.700) 0.593 (15.062) 0.719 (18.263) 0.812 (20.625) 0.906 (23.012) 0.875 (22.225)
9[5] - 9.625 (244.48) - - - - 0.342 (8.687) - 0.500 (12.700) - - - - -
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Wall thickness
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SCH 5s SCH 5 SCH 10s SCH 10 SCH 20 SCH 30 SCH 40s/STD
10 250 10.75 (273.05) 0.134 (3.404) 0.134 (3.404) 0.165 (4.191) 0.165 (4.191) 0.250 (6.350) 0.307 (7.798) 0.365 (9.271)
12 300 12.75 (323.85) 0.156 (3.962) 0.165 (4.191) 0.180 (4.572) 0.180 (4.572) 0.250 (6.350) 0.330 (8.382) 0.375 (9.525)
14 350 14.00 (355.60) 0.156 (3.962) 0.156 (3.962) 0.188 (4.775) 0.250 (6.350) 0.312 (7.925) 0.375 (9.525) 0.375 (9.525)
16 400 16.00 (406.40) 0.165 (4.191) 0.165 (4.191) 0.188 (4.775) 0.250 (6.350) 0.312 (7.925) 0.375 (9.525) 0.375 (9.525)
18 450 18.00 (457.20) 0.165 (4.191) 0.165 (4.191) 0.188 (4.775) 0.250 (6.350) 0.312 (7.925) 0.437 (11.100) 0.375 (9.525)
20 500 20.00 (508.00) 0.188 (4.775) 0.188 (4.775) 0.218 (5.537) 0.250 (6.350) 0.375 (9.525) 0.500 (12.700) 0.375 (9.525)
22 550 22.00 (558.80) 0.188 (4.775) 0.188 (4.775) 0.218 (5.537) 0.250 (6.350) 0.375 (9.525) 0.500 (12.700) 0.375 (9.525)
24 600 24.00 (609.60) 0.218 (5.537) 0.218 (5.537) 0.250 (6.350) 0.250 (6.350) 0.375 (9.525) 0.562 (14.275) 0.375 (9.525)

Titanium Tube Production

The production of titanium tubes takes two distinct approaches, one for the production of seamless tubes, the second for welded tubes. The type of tube is determined by the size and the application for use.

Seamless Tube Production

Seamless tube production uses a variety of equipment dependent on the tube requirements and seamless ti tubing is manufactured by either rotary piercing or extrusion.

Rotary Piercing

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titanium Tube Extrusion Rotary piercing tube production is where billet is pushed through a two roller which are convex-tapered rotating in the same direction. The rollers compress the material and a tapered mandrel is set inside the central void. The mandrel forces the titanium outards and then compresses teh material against the back tapered rollers. The tube is then cooled and then cold and hot worked to the desired diameters and specifications.

Extrusion

Extrusion is a process used to create objects of a fixed, cross-sectional profile. A material is pushed or drawn through a die of the desired cross-section. The two main advantages of this process over other manufacturing processes are its ability to create very complex cross-sections and work materials that are brittle, because the material only encounters compressive and shear stresses. The internal cavity is extruded by placing a pin or mandrel inside of the die

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Welded Tube Production

The welding process is one of the core ways in which we manufacture titanium tubes. Our high quality tubing starts off as a flat strip of metal. The strip is formed into a tube through a series of rollers and the join, also called the seam, is then welded together.

Titanium Tubes and Packaging

All of our titanium pipes come packaged in plywood cases and wrapped in foam with all pricing and quotes include the titanium tube packaging. We also can accommodate customer specific packaging and shipping requirements for ti tubes. Contact our customer service team now for more information.

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Titanium Pipe Production Technology

From all the titanium mill products, titanium tubing offers perhaps the greatest technical challenge and so is the need for superior excellence in engineering.

Titanium Tube Quality Assurance

At Norstl we strive to be the market leader in titanium production through our dedication to control and quality. We have invested heavily in governance and training.
We have invested in advanced equipment & advanced technology, including our own ERP management & QC system.
Each of our product orders undergoes extensive quality control and each comes with an independent third party testing and inspection report.
We have a large inventory stock to be able to satisfy order quickly and on time.

Titanium Product Showcase

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Other titanium products

Below is a showcase of our other titanium products including the full range of titanium mill products such as titanium bar, titanium sheet, titanium ingot and titanium wire. We also manufacture a number of specialist forged components including tanks
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Why North Steel ?

North Steel manufactures titanium products direct from titanium sponge and we are located at the worlds largest titanium mines in China. This allows us to ensure quality of titanium grades and gives unrivalled access to the world leading titanium expertise which we produce to at the lowest market rates.

We are a leader in innovation and engineering excellence and our forged, cast and machined parts use the very latest advanced engineering techniques to deliver finished products to the highest quality, fastest production times and to the lowest market rates!

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