Mining encompasses a wide array of industries that produce such essential resources as coal, copper, phosphate concentrates, limestone and numerous others. The mined mineral is often crushed and mixed with water and then transported by pipeline from the mine to the next step in the processing chain. This mixture is called a slurry.
Mining relies on strong, abrasion-resistant pipe to convey materials or minerals that have been mixed with water.
AMERICAN manufactures abrasion-resistant steel pipe in sizes ranging from 10 3/4-inch to 24-inch outside diameters to meet slurry and dredging pipeline needs. A single joint of pipe can be manufactured up to 100 feet in length with no mid-welds and with beveled or plain ends.