At Tubes India, we strongly believe in transparency at all levels; ergo we’ve designed this page especially for our clients for them to get an insight into the activities practiced by a few traders in the market.
We’re aware of the invasion of low quality imported &indigenous substandard products in all walks of our lives;however they’ve not refrained themselves from supplying cheapand substandard/ unreliable quality pipes in such criticalapplications as well.
The substandard pipes are stenciled with branding of reputed manufacturers & mill test certificates are easily fabricated withhelp of document editing tools.
Sometimes traders claim to sell materials originating from Japan/ Europe at cheap rates are only taking advantage of customers innocence; in-fact Japanese/ European origin pipes are very expensive due to itssuperior quality; but these unscrupulous traders sell them at a price even lower than the Indian mills. They provide fake MTC’s of European/ Japanese Mills which cannot be easily verified from the manufacturer.
Few suppliers cheat the clients by supplying them with partiallygenuine pipes. For eg.: If a client places order for 100 pipes, the vendor will initially buy 10 pipes from genuine stockist but the remaining 90 pipes supplied are of inferior quality or the used/ rejected pipes which are refurbished making them look exactly similar to original ones. The supplier forges the MTC of original 10 pieces and converts them into 100 pipes, it’s just like a case of adulterating milk with water.
Seamless Pipes are generally sold in mtrs& are random in lengths of 5 -7 mtrsalso the quantity is used in bulk, there have been cases where quantity is reported in the invoice more than the actual quantity supplied.
Since the pipes are in random length,measuring the length of each pipe is a verytime consuming& resource draining procedure.
At times it’s been observed that suppliers are selling ERW (Welded) pipes instead of Seamless Pipes, visually the difference between seamless & welded pipes can only be ascertained via the weld joints, the same can be removed by means of Grinding the pipe internally; by doing this there is no visual difference between Seamless & ERW pipes, but application & price wise there is a vast difference as seamless pipes are used in critical applications. This kind of malpractice puts the whole plant/ equipment at risk.