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Orrcon Steel manufactures and stocks Precision Oval Tube Steel in a range of sizes. Some gauges within this range will be sourced from pre-qualified suppliers, which may involve longer lead times. Sizes outside this range are available subject to enquiry. Orrcon Steel products are manufactured to comply with AS1450. Our quality management system is certified to ISO9001. This is your assurance that Orrcon Steel products meet the highest quality standard. A variety of surface finishes are available across our range of precision tubulars, but not all finishes are available in all sizes.
Our Oval Tube Steel
There are a number of advantages in using Oval Tube Steel as opposed to standard circular tubes. Oval Tube Steel is less likely to become distorted or bent out of shape as its shape is much stronger than round tubing when it is used on its preferential axis. It is also more compact and the tube takes up less storage space, making it a good choice for smaller settings with limited workroom. Furthermore, the shape of Oval Tube Steel is more aerodynamic, which makes it the ideal option for products such as exhaust pipes on vehicles.
Other benefits of Oval Tube Steel are listed below:
- Cost Saving: With increased strength, lighter gauges of Oval Tube Steel can be used, which means cost savings for your business
- Production: When welding, the flat side on Oval Tube Steel eradicates the need wall flattening. This means that sections can be joined directly to the flat side, which reduces fabrication costs.
- Aesthetics: The shape of Oval Tube Steel creates a fresher look for contemporary styling.
Oval Tube Steel is extremely versatile and can be used in a number of locations including homes, shopping malls centres, offices, hotels and hospitality establishments, airports and other public places. Oval Tube Steel can be used both internally and externally for a range of products, including:
- Hand, wall and grab rails
- Sections for chairs and other pieces of furniture
- Pilars, columns and posts
- Door knobs, handles and accessories
- Street signs and lighting poles
You can view the sizes of Oval Tube Steel that we offer below. We have clearly labelled the sizes so that you can find the measurements that you need with ease.
It’s important to bear in mind that steel which is not circular in nature is much more difficult to bend and adapt. This means that more care and skill is required to manipulate the material, as well as using the right pieces of equipment to do so. This is necessary because non-round steel varieties do not have the same ability to support themselves as round tube steel, and and can flatten or buckle when they are manipulated.
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We also provide a number of other precision tubing products in a range of shapes, sizes and forms. View our other products here:
- Rectangular tube
- Square tube
- Circular pipe
- Special shapes
- Sprinkler and hydrant pipe
In addition, we have a range ready-primed and zinc-coated ERW of Structural tube products:
- Circular hollow section
- Rectangular hollow section
- Square hollow section
We also offer the following tube & pipe products:
- Hot dipped galvanised
- Silo section
- Broadspec pipe
|Size dxb (mm)||Flat / Oval Side||Gauge (mm)||Lengths (mm)||SEMB||MSGB||MSBR||Nom. Linear Mass (Kg/m)||Lengths Per Pack|
|30 x 15||OV||2||6100||✓||1.15||128|
|31.8 x 16||FS||1.2||6100||✓||0.74||128|
|31.8 x 16||FS||1.6||6100||✓||1.00||128|
|31.8 x 17.5||OV||1.6||6100||✓||0.94||96|
|31.8 x 17.5||OV||2||6100||✓||1.20||120|
|35 x 15||OV||2||6100||✓||1.31||128|
|37.7 x 20.7||FS||1.6||6100||✓||1.24||84|
|51 x 16||FS||1.2||6100||✓||1.11||80|
|51 x 16||FS||1.6||6100||✓||1.48||80|
|61.8 x 29.6||OV||1.6||6100||✓||1.86||48|
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Precision Tube Steel Info
Standard Mechanical Properties
|Standard||Surface Finish||D/T Ratio||Yield Strength
|Elong on5.65√So% (min)|
|AS1450||Commercial Quality & Aluminium Coated||<15||300||310||15|
|15 to 25||275||300||20|
|<25 to 35||250||290||25|
D = Outside diameter or equivalent round | t = nominal wall thickness | So = Cross Sectional Area
AS1450 Dimensional Tolerance
|Characteristic||Round||Rectangular & Square|
|Dimension (d, b, d0)||>25mm||±0.15mm||±0.5mm|
|>25 and ±50||±0.20mm|
|>50 and ≤75||±0.30mm||±1%|
|>75 and ≤100||±0.40mm|
|Rounds, Rectangular & Square|
AS1450 Shape Tolerances
|Twist (v)||< 2mm + 0.5mm/m Lengths|
|Squareness||90 ± 1°|
|Straightness (a)||Shall not exceed Mill Lengths(mm) / 600|
Precision Surface Finishes and Services
Commercial Quality ERW Steel Tubing
Standard tubing is manufactured from a range of steel strip types including cold rolled and hot rolled pickled and oiled. The strip has a matt finish, and after being polished in the tube rolling process the resulting surface finish is suitable in most applications. Tubing is coated with a non-tacky rust preventative that is designed to withstand corrosion for at least three months when stored in normal, dry warehouse conditions. The tube can be welded without removal of the rust preventative. Standard tubing is manufactured from a range of steel strip types including cold rolled and hot rolled pickled and oiled. The strip has a matt finish, and after being polished in the tube rolling process the resulting surface finish is suitable in most applications. Tubing is coated with a non-tacky rust preventative that is designed to withstand corrosion for at least three months when stored in normal, dry warehouse conditions. The tube can be welded without removal of the rust preventative.
Rust preventative oil should be re-applied periodically where prolonged storage is required.
MSGB, HTGB, ACMS, Zinc and Aluminium Coated ERW Steel Tubing
Tubing is manufactured from a range of zinc and aluminium coated steel strip types which are coated on both sides. The welded seam of the tube is re-coated with a zinc and aluminium alloy to replace the material that the welding process has burnt away. Zinc coated tube is coated with a protective agent designed to withstand white rust when stored in normal, dry conditions. Aluminium coated tube is supplied without this protective agent. The performance of zinc coated steel is influenced by micro-environments, which vary from site to site. In corrosive environments it is recommended that a suitable barrier coating (eg. paint or powder coating) be applied over the zinc surface. This application should be in accordance with the supplier’s recommendations with regard to surface pre-treatment, application, curing, and maintenance of the coating - refer to AS/NZS 2312 ‘Guide to the Protection of Iron Steel against Exterior Atmospheric Corrosion’.
MSBR - Mild Steel Bright
Finish – Has a bright finish and is typically used in the manufacture of products that require a higher grade surface finish such as electroplating or similar critical finish applications.
SEMB - Semi Bright
Finish – Typically has a steel grey appearance and suitable surface for general applications. Ideal where demanding and consistent properties are required.
HRSB - Hot Rolled Semi Bright
Finish - Typically has a steel grey appearance and suitable surface for general applications. Ideal for paint or powder coated products.
MSBL - Mild Steel Black
Finish - Has a black, mill finish.
Special Requirements & Non Standard Products
If you have special requirements which are not in our standard range of Commercial Quality, zinc coated or aluminium coated products, Orrcon Steel is happy to assist. Some of the services we offer include different mill lengths, other section sizes, different grades, chemical composition, and mechanical properties, exact cut Lengths, restricted tolerances, other surface finishes and coating thickness as well as perforating. Minimum order quantities (MOQ’s) may apply.