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Clif-Clad Pipe is a superior abrasion resistant piping solution for extreme applications. The clad overlay pipe product was designed to combat severe abrasive wear with moderate to low impact over a wide temperature range.  Cladded piping products have all the advantages without the disadvantages of double walls or cast lined pipes.

Clif-Clad Pipe is a fabricated pipe produced with our industry proven, high quality chrome carbide overlay. It offers outstanding abrasion resistance for most low pressure applications. Clif-Clad overlay pipe has reduced downtime in various industries including steel, cement, paper, mining, power generation, aggregate, and glass industries. The clad overlay pipe is the preferred choice in the transportation of materials such as: aggregates, ash, coal, gravel, limestone, magnetite, mill scale, mine tailings, ores, pyrites, raw kiln feed, slurries, sludge, slag, and sand. To learn more about our chromium carbide overlay product, view our blog post here.


  • Superior wear resistance under severe conditions
  • Reduces life cycle maintenance cost and unplanned outages
  • Outlasts mild steel pipe by up to 10 times
  • Outlasts basalt in moderate impact applications
  • Abrasion resistant properties up to 1,250° F
  • Variety of pipe sizes for most applications
  • Available in straights, mitered bends, wyes, tees & reducers
  • Easily installed & field patched 
  • Learn more about the advantages of our Clif-Clad overlay here.


  • There are multiple wall thickness options available. 
  • Clif-Clad pipe is designed to match the ID of standard schedule low carbon pipe. 
  • Coupling options are designed to mate to standard size pipe configurations. 
  • Contact us for custom sizes


clad metal pipe


Based on Mild Steel

 Mild SteelOverlay Pipe
Hardness120 – 150 BHN56 – 62 Rc
Max Temperature750° F 1250° F
Abrasion ResistantPoorVery Good
Impact ResistantGoodGood
Std. Sizes (OD)Unlimited8″ to 40″
Handling/ InstallationExcellentVery Good
FabricationUnlimitedSome Limitations
Emergency RepairEasily PatchedEasily Patched
Initial Cost16-8x
Life Expectancy1Up to 10x

Mechanical properties

Mass Loss
Carbide Hardness
Single56 – 62 Rc.195 – .235 g1750 HV
Double56 – 62 Rc.189 – .208 g1750 HV

Chromium Carbide Steel Pipes


We recommend the use of Clifton Steel’s fabrication services to eliminate processing and fabrication errors. 

Field Fabrication/Modification of Pipe

All pipe products must be supported on both sides of the cut area to prevent damage to the pipe and/or cutting equipment. Normal safety and workmanship practices are recommended.

WARNING: All structural welding must be confined to the base plate and not overlap into the overlay. This procedure will prevent carbon embrittlement and failure of the weld. 


Clif-Clad can be cut with plasma burning equipment, air arc, or abrasive saws. When cutting with an abrasive saw, the use of an abrasive silicon carbide wheel is recommended.

Joint Preparation

Always inspect surfaces to be welded and avoid welding areas that have tears, cracks and other discontinuities. Clean joint area from at least 1/2″ of weld joint, remove all loose scale, rust, moisture, grease, etc.


Place welds on exterior of pipe first. Working from the exterior of the pipe, join the pipes using any low carbon electrode. Maintain a maximum of 1/4″ weld fillet per pass, and rotate the pipe during the process to eliminate excessive starting and stopping of the weld. Our Tensaweld Workmate welding wire is compatible for base plate welds, while our Ultra-100, Ultra-200, Ultra-300 are all compatible with the overlay.

Chromium steel overlay pipe

End Options / Coupling Methods

Standard Weld Rings

  • Most common style.
  • Typically no face seal weld.
  • Butt weld field applied.

Self-Aligning Weld Rings

  • Male/Female recess.
  • Butt weld field applied.

Victaulic End Styles

  • Fast installation
  • Low working pressure

Standard Flanges

  • 150#, 300# or 600# most common: others available.
  • Industry standard dimensions.
  • Raised face (shown) & plate flanges.
Standard Weld Rings
Self Aligning Weld Rings
Victaulic End Style
Standard Flanges