STI Group’s High Pressure Pipe Fabrication Services

January 30, 2018

STI Group provides high pressure pipe fabrication suitable for a full range of industrial applications. From fabrication to installation and maintenance, STI Group has the experience, resources, and expertise it takes to complete pipe fabrication projects of all sizes and scales on-time and on-budget with the highest standards of quality and safety.

Material Capabilities

  • Carbon Steel Piping
  • Stainless Steel Piping
  • Aluminum Piping
  • Hastelloy Piping
  • Chrome and Chrome-moly Piping
  • High Pressure Piping Systems
  • Double Wall Containment Piping
  • High and Low Temperature Grade
  • Jacketed Pipe

Specialty Welding

STI Group’s extensive specialty welding capabilities ensure that our customers receive safe, reliable welds on high pressure piping systems and vessels regardless of the challenges of the job. In fact, STI Group maintains weld-rejection rates that average below 1 percent, and all of our welders are tested under ASME Section IX welding procedures to ensure a high level of skill and competency. Our welding services are grounded in the best practices for industrial welding, ensuring the highest quality of our work.

Different piping materials and projects call for different welding processes. STI Group offers a full range of industrial welding services including the following:

  • GMAW (MIG welding)
  • GTAW (TIG welding)
  • SMAW (Stick welding)
  • FCAW (Flux Core Welding)
  • SAW (Submerged Arc Welding)
  • 400+ Welding Procedures

For more details on this, check out our guide on welding and pipe fabrication processes for different grades of piping.

Quality Control in High Pressure Piping Systems

By its nature, high pressure piping requires the strongest level of quality control. Failures of high-quality piping can be catastrophic, and even small defects could seriously compromise the integrity of the piping system. This is also true for large bore pipe fabricators, who must meet stringent qualifications and certifications. That’s why STI Group utilizes a rigorous, comprehensive quality control program that includes the following components:

  • Inspection and Testing (CWIs in every facility)
  • Policy and Authority
  • Organization standards
  • Testing Requirements
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Code Stamp Control
  • Document Control
  • Calibration
  • Record Retention
  • Comprehensive MTR Program

Real-World Applications

Energy Sector

Our high pressure piping systems are integral in power plants, especially in high pressure steam applications. They ensure efficient energy transmission and safety in high temperature and high pressure conditions.

Chemical and Industrial Plants

From ammonia plants to chemical processing facilities, our piping systems handle a wide range of fluid pressures and temperatures, ensuring seamless operations and safety.

Water Treatment Facilities

Our piping solutions play a crucial role in water treatment plants, managing the flow and treatment processes under various operating conditions.

Key Features of Our Piping Systems

Our high pressure piping systems are designed with precision and expertise, ensuring they meet the rigorous demands of various industries. Here are some of the standout features:

  • High Pressure Fluid Service: Our systems are adept at handling fluids under extreme pressures, ensuring seamless operations.
  • Power Piping and Process Piping: Whether it’s for energy transmission or specific industrial processes, our piping solutions are tailored to meet the unique requirements of each application.
  • Heat Exchangers and Expansion Joints: Our systems incorporate advanced heat exchangers and flexible expansion joints to accommodate temperature fluctuations and physical expansions.
  • High Strength Steels: We use high strength steels in our fabrication, ensuring durability even under high pressure conditions.
  • Pressure Vessels: Our pressure vessels are designed to store and transmit liquids and gases under pressure, ensuring safety and efficiency.
  • Low Pressure Options: For applications that don’t require high pressures, we also offer low pressure piping solutions.
  • High Temperature Resistance: Our pipes can withstand high temperatures, making them suitable for industries like power generation where high pressure steam is prevalent.
  • Pipeline Systems and Pipe Line Construction: From designing pipeline systems to the actual pipe line construction, we handle it all, ensuring quality at every step.

Operational Excellence in Piping

At STI Group, we understand that the efficiency of a piping system is determined not just by its design, but also by its operation. Here’s how we ensure operational excellence:

  • Monitoring Fluid Pressure and Temperatures: We employ advanced sensors to monitor fluid pressure and temperatures, ensuring the system operates within safe limits.
  • Valves, Pumps, and Fittings: Our systems incorporate high-quality valves, pumps, and fittings to regulate flow and maintain pressure.
  • Dealing with Fluids and Gases: Whether it’s air, steam, gas, or other fluids, our systems are designed to handle a wide range of substances efficiently.
  • Operational Factors and Reliability: We consider various factors during the design phase to ensure the reliability of our systems. From corrosion resistance to handling surges, we’ve got it covered.
  • Cost-Efficient Solutions: While we prioritize quality, we also understand the importance of cost. Our solutions are competitively priced without compromising on quality.
  • Safety Protocols: Safety is paramount. From ensuring the right thickness of the pipes to monitoring for any failure signs, we prioritize the safety of our systems and, by extension, your operations.

High Pressure Pipe Fabrication You Can Trust

STI Group has multiple state-of-the-art pipe fabrication facilities with hundreds of thousands of square feet of available fabrication space. This offers us a competitive advantage in delivering superior pipe fabrication services. We maintain ASME’s “U,” “S,” stamps, NBIC’s “R” stamps, and employ experienced, NCCER-Certified welders. With 40 years of industry experience and a track record of proven success, we have what it takes to deliver the most dependable, highest quality high pressure pipe fabrication services.