This publication explains how steelmakers can use small levels of niobium, up to 0.10%, in linepipe steels providing pipe manufacturers with a product that meets the desired quality at a competitive cost.
It is important for steel producers to work together with the pipe manufacturers to agree the properties of the steel used to produce the pipes. This ensures that the properties of the pipes can then meet the specific pipeline project requirements.
In essence, the pipe manufacturers require steelmakers to provide:
• Competitive steel prices;
• Delivery time to meet the specified schedule and volume;
• Reliable products that consistently meet the required quality standards, ensuring a smooth and efficient pipe manufacturing process.