Canpipe Limited

Lance Pipe and Thermic Pipe (Burning Bars)

Material Description:

  • ERW (electric resistance weld)
  • Made to A53 dimensional and mechanical specification
  • Cleaned in proprietary bio degradable food grade alkaline bath


  • The differences between Lance Pipe and Thermic Lance is that the lance pipe is hollow and the thermic lance is filled with wire rods. They are both connected to a source of oxygen and ignited.


    Lance pipe is used to remove the carbon from the molten metal in blast furnaces, basic oxygen furnaces and also induction and electric furnaces.

    They are used for the following purposes:

    • Opening furnace tap holes
    • cleaning ladle well blocks
    • unclogging tundish nozzles
    • ladle maintenance
    • cutting ferrous materials



    A thermic lance is a pipe or tube filled with wire rods. The lance is connected to a source of oxygen and ignited. As the thermic lance is consumed, heat is generated enabling the bars to melt a variety of materials. It is specifically designed for cutting and piercing of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, with precision and speed.

    This uniquely designed lance packed with wires results in a high intensity flame of concentrated thermal energy; allowing you to cut through large objects with speed and ease.

    The Thermic Lance can produce a combustion heat above 3,000 degrees C; it will melt solidified metals, slag, concrete, rock and refractory with ease.

    Other terms for this product is exothermic lance, mag rod, and mag bar.


    They are used for the following purposes:

    • Cleaning out freeze-ups in furnaces or ladles.
    • Cutting spills into pieces that can be easily handled.
    • Removing cupola skulls.
    • Opening difficult tap holes.
    • Cutting and removing refractory materials.
    • Salvaging heavy sections of cast iron and non-ferrous metals, such as bronze, copper, aluminum and stainless steel.
    • Penetrating holes or severing sections of concrete.
    • Underwater cutting applications.


0.405” O.D.
10.287 O.D. mm
0.540" O.D.
13.716 O.D. mm
0.675" O.D.
14.145 O.D. mm
0.840" O.D.
21.336 O.D. mm
1.050" O.D.
26.670 O.D. mm
1" (Lance Pipe Only)
1.315" O.D.
33.401 O.D. mm

Available in any length up to 21 ft.

Made to customer specifications

End Finishes:

Threaded & Coupled

Plain End

Push Fit Quick Couple



Holders available in SS for lance pipe and Brass for thermic pipe

*SS is used for both thermic and lance pipe for ¾” applications