Tubular – Structural, Waterpipe and Scaffolding Overview

Augusta Steel has four tube mills with the ability to manufacture tube from 21.4mm to 177.8mm in diameter, in various thicknesses ranging from 1.6mm to 6mm. A variety of steel grades including high yield steel, normal commercial quality, S355 and Superform can be processed. The tube is available in various lengths ranging from 4000mm to 15000mm long. All tubing is produced in accordance with SANS 657-1 specification.

Specialised tubing, high yield strength tube and waterpipe are hard stamped during the milling process for clear identification. Augusta Steel supplies tubing to a wide variety of industries: scaffolding manufacturers, conveyance systems, the mining industry, power stations and general fabricators, and produces a quality product suitable for thread rolling applications.

Scaffold Tube

Scaffold tube is manufactured using Grade S355 specified steel, in accordance to SANS 657-1 specification. This is procured from ArcelorMittal. It is hard stamped, identifying the specification to enable full traceability. Scaffold tube is available in a variety of lengths, with specific industry lengths being held in stock.


Augusta Steel manufactures waterpipe ranging from 25 to 150 nominal bore (PEUC), in medium and heavy class. Augusta Steel produces and stocks both these ranges. In accordance with SANS 62-1 specification, and for traceability, all tubes are hard stamped with the SANS 62 mark, and the manufacturer’s name and date. Eddy Current testing is carried out online during production. As with the scaffold tube, material is procured from ArcelorMittal. Waterpipe is used for fire protection, the petrochemical industry and the conveyancing industry.

Conveyor Tube

Augusta Steel manufactures steel tubing which is used in the manufacture of conveyor belt idlers.  101mm, 127mm, 152mm and 177mm in various wall thicknesses are the tube sizes produced by Augusta Steel for our customers.  Steel tubing is internally scarfed, and manufactured in accordance with international standards and carries the SANS 657-3 mark of approval.  Augusta Steel’s conveyor tube is produced at tighter than specified tolerances making it the idler manufacturers preferred choice of tube.