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Steel Tubing Basics


The THORS Steel Tubing Basics course explains the various primary and secondary specifications of steel tubes.
Learning Hours: 1.5

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Course Description

The THORS Steel Tubing Basics course explains the various primary and secondary specifications of steel tubes. The size and material specifications are discussed under the primary specifications of steel tubes. The various heat treat conditions are explained, along with the microstructural and chemical changes that happen at different stages of heat treatment. The secondary specifications, such as finished condition, corrosion resistance, and industry standards, are explored in detail. This introductory course offers an interactive learning experience that allows learners to gain an in-depth understanding of steel tubes.

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Who will benefit from this steel tubing course?

Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, and Design Engineering

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Steel Tubing Basics

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast the difference between tubes and pipes.
  2. Identify the key characteristics and specifications that define the nature and strength of steel tubes.
  3. Gain a broader understanding of various steel tube heat treat conditions, advantages, limitations, and applications.
  4. Relate the change of property and microstructure in steel tubes subjected to various finished conditions.
  5. Understand the corrosion test mandates specific to steel tubes.
  6. Learn and comprehend the final product specifications of steel tubes.
Steel tubes are cold pilgered to enhance their surface finish and deform the microstructure.
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Table of Contents

  1. Primary Specifications
    1. Size Specifications
    2. Material Specifications
      1. Grade and Chemistry
      2. Restrictions on Steel Grade
        1. Restriction on Sulfur
        2. Restriction on Tramp Elements
        3. Restriction on Alloying Elements
    3. Strength and Ductility
    4. Other Material Characteristics
      1. Hardness
      2. Hardenability
      3. Microstructure
      4. Weldability
    5. Heat Treat Condition
      1. Annealing
        1. Hot Rolled-Annealed
        2. Hot Rolled-Spheroidize Annealed
      2. Normalizing
      3. Quenching and Tempering
        1. Hot Rolled-Quenched-Tempered
        2. Rough Turned-Quenched-Tempered
        3. Cold Pilgered-Quenched-Tempered
      4. Stress Relieving
  2. Secondary Specifications
    1. Finished Condition
      1. Hot Rolled Finish
      2. Cold Finish
        1. Machining
        2. Cold Draw
        3. Cold Pilger
      3. Combination Finish
    2. Corrosion Resistance
      1. Factors Inducing H2S Corrosion
      2. Corrosion Test Mandates
      3. Corrosion Tests
    3. Industry Standards

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