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Steel Pipe, understanding the basics to buy

The most important thing to do is determining the grade of steel, as a first step to Buying pipe. Having this clear provides a basis for additional questions to narrow down the best possible product.

We have developed a Pipe Size Chart, an on-line tool to help first time buyers,  this is a resource to choose the size of pipe they need. Also we have a Pipe Weight per Foot Calculator ahother free tool.

Here’s a quick checklist of what we will need to correctly quote the best pipe for your specific project.

  • Grade of Steel
  • Size of Pipe
  • Seamless or Welded
  • Any special pipe end requirements?
  • Quantity

Pipe is measured by the length, nominal inner diameter (ID) and pipe wall thickness (Schedule – Sch). It’s important to note that pipe sizes follow an industry standard, so the sizing is the same regardless of grade. Please access our pipe chart library for specific details.

30,0000+ Tons of Steel Pipe and Steel Piling

30,0000+ Tons of Steel Pipe and Steel Piling

We offer different kinds of pipe solutions:

Steel Pipe for Offshore drilling and production

For offshore drilling and production we offer 20in – 48” with up to 2” thick walls in E.R.W., D.S.A.W., or seamless manufacture.

Structural applications

For structural applications such as tubular piling, road casing, and sign posts, we have pipe certified to ASTM A252-Gr2 and Gr3.

Water treatment

For water treatment or water transmission we have spiral welded pipe to AWWA Standard C-200.

Frequently we supply pipe bent to specific, accurate Radii and delivered to your job matched and marked with your identification marks. Our pipe is ordered to ASTM, API, and AWWA Standards and comes with matching, certified mill test reports, including heat numbers.

If this is something you are interested in, please check our Offices and Stocking Yard location.

JD Fields Construction Group

JD Fields Construction Group

Prior to founding J D Fields & Company, Jerry Fields gained decades of experience in construction products and piling applications managing equipment rentals, material sales, and product operations. Coupled with his oil and gas experience, Jerry built a rock solid foundation of industry knowledge and relationships that allowed him and his partners to start the company in 1985. Incorporated in Houston, Texas, JDF quickly diversified into multiple construction markets and applications. Today, it is a premiere international source for natural gas pipe and piling products. Strategically positioned at the Port of Houston corridor, our flagship stocking facility has 40 acres of laydown area with steel processing and fabrication capabilities. We carry more than 50,000 tons of pipe and piling inventory throughout the states to serve North America, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and other international markets.