steel casing fabrication

Steel Casing Fabrication

Steel (pipe) casing is used to protect underground water mains, gas lines, utility cables, fiber optics, and anything else that needs to be run through the soil. Also used as shaft casing and tunneling casing.

Here at T BAILEY INC., we have spent well over 25 years perfecting the art of steel fabrication. During that time, our fabrication division has earned a reputation for creating quality casing and elevates T BAILEY INC. as an industry leader in the Northwest.  

One of our unique strengths is that T BAILEY INC. has the capability to do both the fabrication and coating required to create steel casing. Every step of the casing creation process is carried out within our state-of-the-art Anacortes facilities. From fabrication to blasting, painting to testing — we are your one-stop-shop for steel pipe casing.

Our fabricating processes are highly customizable and can produce anything our industrial or commercial customers may need. We have the capability to fabricate pipe in lengths 240+ feet long, approx. 36” up to 180” in diameter, and 4 inch thick. Auger bore casing, road bore casing, drainage casing, rammed steel casing — if you can name it, we’ve probably fabricated it.

T BAILEY INC.’s casing is fabricated from the highest quality carbon steel and must pass rigorous comprehensive testing before we ship it to the customer.

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T BAILEY INC.’s Casing Pipe Capabilities

Our process-driven fabrication division can produce a wide range of steel casing. Our capabilities are:

  • Casing Pipe Codes: ASTM A252 and API  
  • Materials Used: Carbon steel
  • Diameter: 36” up to 180”
  • Wall Thickness: 3/8” up to 4”
  • Length: Up to 240’+

Don’t see the specs you’re looking for? We at T BAILEY INC. pride ourselves on being able to accommodate even the most creative of steel casing requests. Contact us today to hear how we can tailor our processes to meet your needs.

Pipe Casing Certifications

At T BAILEY INC. we are constantly striving to improve our services. One way we do this is by making sure we maintain top level certification.

  • DOT certification for Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, California (Caltrans Class  R and Class N, and Hawaii (HART).
  • AWS D1.1 certification for welding.
  • CWB Certification for the Canadian market.
  • SSPC QP3 certification for painting.

Our certifications demonstrate our dedication to fabricating the best steel casing available.

AISC Painting & Blasting For Casing Pipe

A huge benefit of working with T BAILEY INC. is that we can meet all of your blasting, coating, and painting needs in-house.

T BAILEY INC.’s industrial coating division uses the same location as our fabricators, meaning we can help you come in under budget by eliminating the need to ship casing to a different facility for blasting and coating.

Our trained professionals will begin blasting and coating from the very first stage of the fabrication process and will continue until your casing is completed. This comprehensive coating gives T BAILEY INC.’s steel casing a huge longevity bonus over companies who only coat the steel after fabrication.

Our blasting and AISC painting processes include:

  • Prewashing the steel to eliminate contaminants, soluble salt, and oil per SSPC SP1.
  • Machine blasting or manual blasting the steel to prepare the surface for coating.
  • Metalizing casing with aluminum or zinc.
  • Prime and finish the coating with zinc, urethanes, enamels, epoxies, and vinyl ester coatings.

Our Steel Casing Pipe Fabrication Process

As soon as we receive your casing steel pipe specs, our fabrication division will get to work forming your casing. Casing fabrication is usually carried out in these steps:

  1. Cut and etch steel plate with CNC plasma cutters.
  2. Bevel the plate ends (if required) for ensuring a quality weld.
  3. Roll the plate into cylinders.
  4. Weld the longitudinal seam of the cylinder.
  5. Form cylinders into pipe by connecting and welding the circumferential seams using our sophisticated submerged arc process.
  6. Blast and coat steel to make casing impervious to environmental conditions.
  7. Forward the casing pipe to T BAILEY INC.’s testing division, where the completed casing must pass rigorous testing and quality control before getting shipped to the customer.

Testing & Quality Control For Pipe Casing

T BAILEY INC.’s Director of Quality Assurance is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector and CWB Certified Welding Supervisor ensuring each pipe casing is able to successfully pass our comprehensive testing process as well as meet T BAILEY INC.’s high quality standard.

Our testing process includes:

  • Visual inspection and step by step monitoring of all processes to ensure the best possible quality
  • Radiographic Testing (RT)
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Dye Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • Heat treating and stress relieving
  • Hardness Testing
  • Impact Testing
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Leak Testing
  • Hydrostatic Testing, up to 2,500 psig
  • Environmental monitoring and reporting
  • Soluble Salt Testing
  • Full blast and lining profile measuring
  • Dry film thickness testing
  • Adhesion Testing
  • Lining continuity (holiday) testing

When you receive steel casing from T BAILEY INC. you are getting the highest quality available. Our process-driven fabrication experts ensure that your steel is fabricated from the highest quality steel, subjected to intensive testing, and is able to protect your buried cables, drains, and bores for decades to come.

Casing Pipe Shipping Options

T BAILEY INC.’s steel casing fabrication facilities are located just seven miles from a rail spur, five miles from the Anacortes deep-water port, and a short ten miles from the interstate. Our close proximity to these delivery options gives you the ability to choose the best shipping option for your project and job site.

Our shipping options are:

  • Rail: Access to rail spur allows for ship anywhere in the continental United States and Canada.
  • Truck: we have our own expert truck drivers who can deliver completed casing pipe to local job sites. For farther distances or oversized loads, T BAILEY INC. coordinates with skilled third-party trucking companies.
  • Barge: if you are located in Hawaii or Alaska, we can deliver your casing pipe via barge or steamship.

To help you choose the best shipping option for your project and budget, we will provide you with a detailed cost analysis of each of the available options.

Casing Pipe Project

Our 125,000 square feet of covered steel fabrication facilities are situated on 30 acres of improved industrial property near the Burlington Northern Railroad, 5 miles from the deep-water port of beautiful Anacortes, Washington – just 10 miles from interstate highway 5 and approximately 70 miles north of Seattle. Our prime location affords us the opportunity to directly ship and receive oversized loads via barge, rail, or truck.

Quality Control Certifications

As part of our commitment to quality, we work toward continuous improvement and maintain compliance with industry codes and standards.

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What can we do for you?

Through experience, innovation, and planning, T BAILEY, INC. delivers each project on budget, with unmatchable quality, and precise timing. Contact us and see how we can help you complete your project.