Moving water from its source to civilization is not a new concept. For thousands of years, pipe has been the trustworthy transport to supply water to growing communities. The basic principle of delivering water has not changed over the years, but the innovation behind each piece of steel water pipe is a demonstration of modern manufacturing.
Steel pipe installed in North America over 125 years ago is still meeting performance requirements, and today’s spiral-weld steel pipe has even greater efficiency and longevity. Modern steel pipe features reduced weight and wall thickness. It is manufactured with high-grade steel and dielectric coating systems to ensure working pressures in excess of 400 psi. Watertight joints accommodate joint offset (joint movement caused by differential water temperature) and differential settlement, and they can be as strong as the pipe itself. The resilient nature of steel pipe delivers joint soundness without perfect trench grading or soil stability. Unlike ductile iron or plastic pipe materials, we manufacture each piece of steel pipe to be part of an engineered system designed specifically to your project’s performance requirements and site conditions.
Northwest Pipe Company has been perfecting pipe since 1966. We are the industry leader in engineered steel water transmission pipe with technical ability and industry knowledge second to none. We are the only water transmission manufacturer with a multi-site certificate of conformance for ISO 9001:2015. As a project partner, we manufacture quality pipe that meets industry-set standards while exceeding personal team standards.