Monotube Features

Offering a unique combination of design and construction features, Monotube Piles promote the use and economics of shorter driven lengths, using simple and economical installation techniques and conventional equipment.

COLD PROCESSING

A unique fabrication process which increases the tensile yield strength of steel in the fabricated pile to a guaranteed minimum of 50,000 psi.

FLUTED CROSS-SECTION

Provides increased rigidity to withstand handling and driving stresses. The combined effect of cold processing and vertical fluting permits the use of lighter gauges. For equal strength, a pipe pile must have a proportionally thicker wall.

TAPERED SHAPE

The tapered shape develops the necessary load capacity with minimum embedment in the bearing stratum.

CHOICE OF TAPERS

Three rates of taper - F, J and Y - are available to develop the required capacity in the desired bearing stratum.

FLEXIBILITY

Orders can be adjusted as to length of pile and quantity as the job progresses to meet actual requirements.

DIRECTLY DRIVEN

No mandrel or special devices needed. Readily available standard truck or crawler cranes can be used.

CONCRETE SAVINGS

The tapered shape reduces concrete volume requirements and attendant costs.

CONICAL NOSES

Forged steel conical noses are factory attached and included in the price of all tapered sections. Heavy wall provides maximum tip protection.

SPLICING

Pile sections are self-aligning for joint welding due to telescopic design and fluted cross-section. Cutoffs can be reused to extend other piles and to minimize waste.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Monotubes can be installed by any contractor having pile driving competence and experience. Monotube Pile Corporation piling engineers are available to provide advice and assistance, especially on export jobs.

Recommendations are available for the appropriate use of Monotubes on your project after review of soil borings. Assistance in wave equation input and static analysis is available to obtain more realistic estimated pile lengths and/or capacities with our uniform taper.

EXPORT CAPABILITY

The full versatility and the unique advantages of Monotubes are readily realized on foreign projects. From fertilizer plants in Indonesia and piers in Manila, to highway projects in Ecuador and industrial plants in Surinam, Monotubes have proven their dependability and economy.