High Frequency Electric Weld (ERW) Line Pipe and Standard Products

Energy-specific high frequency electric weld (ERW) tubular products that are developed, tested, and produced in the United States.

U. S. Steel Tubular Products high frequency electric weld (ERW) line pipe and standard electric resistance weld pipe products are smoothly finished and thin-walled. They are produced by continuously forming coiled hot rolled strip into a tube and welding the longitudinal seam using high-frequency electric resistance welding. Chemical and mechanical property requirements are as prescribed by current API 5L and applicable ASTM standards.

*U. S. Steel Tubular Products ERW pipe is HFW as defined by API 5L.


ERW standard pipe and high frequency electric-welded line pipe are widely used throughout the oil and gas industry, as well as for pipe piling and cable pipe systems. With over a century of producing steel products for the energy business, U. S. Steel Tubular Products offers a variety of manufacturing methods to produce steel pipe that can meet our clients’ specific requirements. Contact us to find the right steel for your application.

Characteristics and advantages of U. S. Steel Tubular Products welded line pipe

Some reasons why our customers prefer our welded pipe products:
  • Smooth surfaces: Our hot-rolled strip steel is continuously cold formed into smooth-surface, uniform wall pipe for superior coatability and flow characteristics.
  • Stronger, lighter walls: U. S. Steel’s higher strength, lighter gauge steel strip is fused by high frequency electric resistance welders into high toughness steel pipe that meets exacting tolerances and strength specifications.
  • Uniform dimensions and quality: Our ERW steel pipe products have uniform wall thicknesses made from hot-rolled steel strip. U. S. Steel’s highly automated processes, combined with continuous non-destructive and visual inspection, and hydrostatic testing, means our customers are getting only the highest quality of steel pipe products.

U. S. Steel Tubular Products Welded Standard and Line Pipe pipe distributors

U. S. Steel Tubular Products are available through authorized distributors across North America. See our complete U. S. Steel Tubular Products Standard & Line Pipe Distributor list here.

U. S. Steel Certifications

U. S. Steel Tubular Products electric-welded pipe facilities meet the internationally recognized quality system requirements of ISO9001 and API Q1 and are licensed to manufacture API monogrammed API5L line pipe products. See the complete list of U. S. Steel Tubular Products certifications.

For pipe sizes and grades not found in the sections above, please contact U. S. Steel Tubular Products at 877-893-9461 with your inquiry.