What Is The Difference Between Casing And Tubing?

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Casing pipe, also called encasement pipe, is used to protect a number of utilities such as high-voltage electrical lines, water mains, gas lines, and fiber-optic lines. It is an underground construction that protects these important utilities from potential harm from humans as well as natural elements such as storms.

Casing pipe is used in underground boring where the pipe is jacked into an augered hole in different segments and then welded or threaded together.

Casing Manufacturing

Casing pipes are made of chemically pure steel smelted in electric furnaces. The resulting casing is highly ductile, malleable, and corrosion-resistant. These pipes can operate in below-freezing temperatures and even underwater. Casing pipe is extremely durable and strong.

What is Tubing?

Tubing is used for many things in many industries. Tubing is likewise very durable, however, it usually requires a treatment and a coating applied over it to make it more durable as well as rust-resistant.  Tubing is used to transport gases and fluids in different applications. Tubing can also be made of many different materials and be either flexible or rigid. Metal tubes are made of metals such as aluminum, bronze, copper, steel, or stainless steel, to name a few. Plastic tubing can be made from polyamides, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, among others. Rubber tubing is made of synthetic materials such as silicone. There are many other materials that can be used to make different kinds of tubing for different applications.

The Difference Between Tubing and Casing

Casing is typically an extremely strong steel pipe installed in a wellbore and then subsequently cemented into place for added security. Tubing of various kinds is usually installed inside of casing and then used to run oil, natural gas, and other liquids and gases securely and safely.

We hope this article was informational, and if you ever need to know something more about the tubing and casing that we sell, don’t hesitate to contact one of our professionals today.

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