Hi-tech Metal & Tubes is a manufacturer and supplier of metallic products. We supply steel pipes of all types and specifications. One of our products is the API 5L specification of pipes.

API 5L X46 Pipes
X46 Pipes API 5L X46 Erw

The X46 Pipes is a grade of the same specification that covers steel pipe lines for oil, gas and water transportation. Large and long lines of pipes conveying water, oil and gas need special pipes. There are two different product specification levels in this grade. The 5L X46 PSL2 is made to be better than the PSL1 pipes. These have higher mechanical properties and therefore the pricing differs a little bit as well. The material composition has chromium, nickel, copper and molybdenum in this grade. The pipes could be seamless or X46 Erw Pipes types. The molybdenum addition to the composition makes these pipes more corrosion resistant than the lower grades. The standard product specification level of these pipes is the API 5L X46 PSL1 and it serves in water supply, marine, sea water desalination and oil and gas industries. Our 5L Gr X46 products are of superior quality and undergo tests to confirm the standards. We also manufacture other grades of pipes such as the L320 Pipes in this specification. Please feel free to contact us to know more about our products.


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API 5L X46 PSL1 is a standard quality used for pipelines, whereas API 5L X46 PSL2 sets more stringent chemical, mechanical properties, and testing requirements


Specification Chart of API 5L X46 Pipes

X46 Seamless Pipes 1/2 Inch NB To 60 inch NB
L320 Pipe SAW 16 Inch NB To 100 Inch NB
API 5L Gr X46 ERW 1/2 Inch NB To 24 Inch NB
Grade B X46 LSAW / DSAW 16 Inch TO 54 Inch Outer diameter (8 MM TO 50 MM Thick)
X46 Carbon Steel Pressure Rating 42100 Psi
Pipes Length 6 to 12 meters
Wall Thickness of Tuberia API 5L X46 Schedule 10, 20, 30, STD, 40, 60, XS, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, XXS DIN, JIS
PSL Level
  • PSL1
  • PSL2

API 5L X46 PSL1 Dimension

Seamless Pipes size range 2 Inch to 28 Inch
Welded Pipes size range (LSAW) 80 Inch

L320 Pipes Chemical Equation

PSL1 PSL2

Grade

Carbon

Manganese

Phosphorus

sulphur

Carbon

Manganese

Phosphorus

sulphur

X46

0.26

1.40

0.03

0.03

0.22

1.40

0.025

0.015


Mechanical Characteristics of API 5L X46 Erw Pipes

Pipes Grade Tensile Strength Seam of X42 Welded Pipe
High Yield Strength Tensile Strength Ratio Elongation Tensile Strength
PSI minimum PSI minimum R10,5IRm (in 2in) Rm (psi)
Af %
Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Maximum Minimum Minimum
X46N, X46Q, X46M 46,400 76,100 63,100 95,000 0.93 f 63,100