Acronym in steel pipes family
No doubt that acronym has its special advantage for all industries when we reach an agreement for the same products. It would save us time to write and communicate when we discuss them with acronym. So does for the galvanized steel pipe for manufacturer and customer.
OD: it means outside diameter and the contrast one is ID which is for inside diameter.
NPS: nominal pipe size.
IPS: iron pipe size
DIN: deutsches institute fuer normung
SCH: pipe schedule/thickness
NPT: national pipe thread
PBE: plain both ends
SAW: submerge arc welding
DSAW: double submerge arc welding
TBE: threaded both ends
TOE: threaded one end
SRL: single random length(19-24tf)
DRL: double random length(38-42ft)
SMLS: seamless pipe
WLD: welded pipe
A106B: refers to seamless pipe
A53: refers to welded pipe
ERW: electric resistance welding
APS5L: refers to pipe that meets API5L specification
OCTG: oil country tubular goods
Generally speaking, people would familiar with OD, SAW, DSAW, SMLS, WLD, A106B, A53, ERW for we use them often during the steel pipes production. Of course, we need to know others too for a good service to our clients.