NIPPON STEEL(Nippon Sumitomo) is one of the biggest UOE pipe suppliers all over the world. They have a pipe mill at KIMITSU in JAPAN. Total capacity is 500 thousand ton per year. Nippon Sumitomo have been supplying high quality UOE pipe compatible with severe environment application with most-advanced technology.
Volume Production of Quality Materials
The performance of UOE pipe – strength, toughness, weldability and corrosion resistance – are largely determined in the phases from steel making to plate rolling. NIPPON STEEL has a world-class system for the volume of production of high quality steels.
Advanced Production Facilities Backed by Expertise and Long Experience
Fully automated mill equipment and the advanced pipe making technology – especially in the area of welding – ensure the high and stable quality of UOE pipe.
Stringent QA/QC Systems
Every UOE pipe is produced under a special quality assurance system comprised of:
- An advanced tracking and identification system for the stringent control of the entire process flow from steel making to warehousing of finished pipe
- An array of automatic quality control instruments covering the entire process to ensure high reliability in inspections and tests.
- A computer-assisted quality control and production specification system for high efficiency in process control.
- Certified inspection staff for nondestructive, visual and dimensional inspections