- Pipe piles usually consist of seamless, welded or spiral welded steel pipes of wall thickness in the range of 0.109” to 2.500” (2.8 – 63.5 mm).
- The piles are available in 8” (203.2 mm) to 48” (1219 mm) diameters.
- Common sizes of pipe piles can be considered for loads between 60 kips (267 kN) to over 400 kips (1779 kN).
- Pipe also provides a strong casing for concrete fill where underground pressures are high.
- Pipe piles may be driven with an open end or a closed end.
Steel Pipe Pile
- Wide selection of sizes and thicknesses available to choose from.
- Delivery is excellent since there are many manufacturers and distributors; popular sizes are stocked.
- Standard sizes of pipe pile can be driven with conventional driving equipment. Light wall pipe makes an efficient shell for concrete fill when mandrel-driven.
- Pipe piles driven open-end to rock, cleaned, inspected and filled with concrete can resist very high individual loads.
- Pipe piles with wall thickness over about 1/8” (3.2 mm) and filled with concrete are treated as a composite pile with both the steel and the concrete sharing the applied load. The advantages of both steel and concrete are enjoyed.
- Pipe piles can be inspected for material damage and curvature prior to acceptance.
- They can be readily spliced to extend lengths, resist hard driving, and drive straighter because of their constant radius of gyration. They make a more efficient column where unsupported length and large loads are design requirements.
Steel Pipe Pile
- Open-end pipe piles are not as favorable as H-piles for non-displacement applications since the plug of soil inside the pipe also offers resistance to penetration.
- Closed-end they are full displacement piles with certain potential problems associated with displacement.
- They may not be price-competitive with other displacement piles.
Closed Ended Pipe Piles:
- A closed ended pipe pile may be filled with concrete or left unfilled.
- They may be filled with a structural shape such as an H-section in addition to the concrete and socketed into bedrock (rock socketed piles).
- If bearing capacity from the entire pile toe area is required, the pile toe should be closed with a plate or a conical tip.
- Mandrels are usually not used for driving pipe piles, which are generally driven from the pile head.
- When the end of a pipe pile is equipped with a closure device, the pile becomes a displacement pile and functions well as a friction pile particularly in loose sands.
- When driven open or closed end it can also function as a high capacity end-bearing pile.
Closed Ended Pipe Piles
Open Ended Pipe Piles:
- Open-ended pipe piles are driven when hard driving, caused by the presence of debris, small boulders and the like is anticipated.
- The pipe can be fitted with a special driving shoe, which adds steel thickness at the toe to reduce stresses and damage.
- Open-ended pipe piles may also be partially socketed into rock at site of steeply sloping bedrock or where pile fixity at the toe is a design requirement.
- Pipe piles driven open-end may be filled with concrete after cleaning out the plug, back filled with sand, or the plug ignored.
- This type of pile is also common in the installation of offshore oil platforms, whether driven from the surface or underwater. In these applications, they primarily are designed for uplift loads due to wave or wind action on the structure.
- Open ended pipe piles are recommended where the pile or pile group is to be subjected to horizontal loads and bending moments such as vessel impact and scour on large structures such as bridges.
Open Ended Pipe Piles
PILE BUCK’S TOP RECOMMENDED STEEL SHEET PILE SUPPLIERS
We are a premier steel foundation manufacturer and supplier, serving the North American market. Skyline Steel, LLC (doing business as Nucor Skyline) is a Nucor company, North America’s most diversified steel and steel products company, and this relationship strengthens our ability to service our customers and the industry.
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Our flagship products include an unparalleled assortment of:
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Nucor Skyline’s knowledgeable engineering team works with owners, engineers, and contractors long before ground is broken. To ensure seamless project coordination and completion, our engineers propose solutions throughout all aspects of design, material selection, installation, and construction sequencing. Nucor Skyline’s engineering support is extended even further to include provision of onsite assistance after a project has started. Our relationships extends beyond sales – we are your true project partner.
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Since 1985, JD Fields & Company, Inc. has supplied millions of tons of high-quality steel products to customers around the world. We can serve your immediate needs from over 150,000 tons of steel we carry in stock. Our experienced sales consultants can also work with you to meet any special requirements.
Our Construction Products division inventories and markets a broad range of carbon steel products, including H Bearing Piles, Hot Rolled Piling, Cold Formed Piling and Pipe Piling of all sizes. Although we carry one of the most complete inventories in the industry, we are also your source for hard to find items and solutions in various products. We have multiple stocking locations nation wide to suit your immediate needs, and we can offer third party turn-key services such as fabrication, coating, painting and galvanizing.
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Meever USA offers a wide range of steel pipes from production and stock. You can rely on us for the supply of pipe projects. Seamless and welded pipes are offered according ASTM or API standards. We offer coatings and other surface treatments or fabrication work like welding attachments to the pipes or pile tip protectors.
- Welded steel pipes (ERW, SSAW, LSAW) Ideal for large diameter and wall heavy wall thickness pipes
- Screw injection piles
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Service Steel Warehouse is a full-service, independent, carbon structural steel distributor serving customers in the United States and internationally. Located next to the Houston Ship Channel with rail access to the Port of Houston and the mainland, Service Steel uses its efficient transportation system to ship steel across the United States and around the globe. Our large inventory, competitive pricing and intense commitment to customer satisfaction forms the foundation of our growth as an industry leader since 1965.
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Samuel Roll Form Group (RFG) has been manufacturing roll formed steel products for over 45 years. Our locations include roll forming capabilities which are complemented by in-line notching and piercing, eliminating the need for secondary operations. Heavy, long and wide sections are our specialty. Our projects can be seen nationwide and can endure the test of time. Explore this section to find out more about us: our high standards for quality, our strategic locations for customer service, our trade memberships, and our strength and stability in the marketplace.
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As one of the premiere providers of sheet piles, pipe piles and related accessories in North America, ESC brings some of the highest product integrity and the most rapid project completion times in the industry. Since its beginnings in the 1980s, ESC has developed a comprehensive support system for its clients, providing them with a variety of customizable options tailored to their individual needs. Our team of experienced design and engineering professionals believes that simply supplying a product is insufficient.
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Since 1956, Seaboard Steel Corp. has been serving the needs of pile driving contractors in the southeastern U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America. We provide equipment and material, for rental or purchase, to pile driving contractors and related construction firms. Seaboard Steel offers steel sheet piling, H-bearing piles, pipe piles, and related items from several domestic manufacturers.
Along with these piling products, Seaboard Steel is a factory distributor for MKT Manufacturing, Inc., offering a full line of pile driving and extracting equipment, along with a complete line of parts and in-house pile driving equipment service. If you have a need for service parts “in the field”, contact us and we’ll arrange to get you the parts you need to minimize your down-time.
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Consolidated Pipe & Supply is a full line supplier, fabricator and manufacturer of pipe, valve, and fitting products and services to the natural gas, waterworks, energy and industrial sectors. Consolidated Pipe & Supply’s Structural Pipe Division offers a complete inventory of 1/8” through 48” prime grade and structural carbon steel pipe.
- Conical Points
- Steel End Plates
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- Pad Eyes
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We buy and sell used pipe from 14” and larger. Purchase straight seams, welded and spiral weld throughout USA. Also, we buy and sell new, surplus and used sheet piling, h-piles, large wide flange beams, bracing, shoring and road plates any quantity anywhere.
Crestwood Tubulars is a stocking distributor of steel pipe, piling, casing, caissons, stocking in OHIO / OKLA / TX …. We have been in business 30 years
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- added on products such as coatings
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Founded in 1905 in Birmingham, Alabama, AMERICAN is a manufacturer of fire hydrants, valves, ductile iron pipe and spiral-welded steel pipe for the waterworks industry and high-frequency-welded steel pipe for the oil and natural gas industries. AMERICAN’s diversified product line also includes fire pumps, structural casing and piling, castings for large machinery, and specialty rubber products.
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