TO 34 Tube

Jernkontoret's technical area 34, Tube, is where collaboration takes place between companies, research institutes and higher education institutions interested in research within tube and pipe production. 

Tube rolling in Hofors. Photo: Ovako/Lars Möller-Madsen. 

There are two main types of tube products, namely welded tube and seamless tube. In the case of welded tube, these are manufactured through steel strip being formed into a tube and the joints or seams being welded together. Seamless tubes can be produced by rolling from bar stock or be extruded via a die opening. Thin wall tubing can be further processed through drawing or pilgering (to reduce the dimensions).

Tubes may be of both stainless and carbon steel. Applications include tubes for different types of process industry, for high temperature use, in corrosive environments, for many types of transport, for oil pipelines etc.

Committee meetings are arranged 2-3 times per year, often on the premises of member companies.

Committee Chairperson

Jan Beijbom, SSAB Special Steels, Virsbo

Research Manager

Rachel Pettersson, Jernkontoret

Member companies

Alleima AB, Sandviken
Ovako Sweden AB, Hofors
SSAB Special Steels, Virsbo

Co-opted members

Dalarna University, Borlänge
Swerim AB, Kista
Swerim AB, Luleå

Purpose and general orientation 

  • To seek financing for, to plan and initiate own projects, as well as externally co-funded projects or major research programmes, via co-ordinated contacts between companies, researchers and donors
  • To run this process-focused research, with an input of joint research efforts from companies, institutes and higher education institutions
  • To foster contacts within the industry, facilitate the sharing of experiences, to make the best use of specialist knowledge and monitor the latest technology and processes
  • To strengthen the Nordic steel industry’s competitive position within this area through applying the research results obtained 

How does one become a member of the technical area?

The technical committee determines the acceptance of new members. Please contact the Research Manager of the technical area if you are interested in participating, or if you have questions about activities, membership fees etc.