The Indian Hume Pipe Co. Ltd. (IHP) was established in 1926 with the object of manufacturing, popularizing and marketing Hume Pipes and allied products. Over a period of time the company has developed Prestressed Concrete Pipes (Non-Cylinder), Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipes, Bar Wrapped Steel Cylinder Pipes, Hume Steel Pipes, Welded Steel Penstocks, Prestressed Concrete Railway Sleepers and specialized in execution of Turnkey Water Supply and Sewerage Projects.
About 2.75 million IHP Sleepers made by the company are in the prestigious routes of Indian Railways.
A hume pipe is a concrete tube with reinforced bar. It was invented by the Hume brothers in Australia in 1910. A hume pipe is formed by pouring concrete into a formwork, and axially rotating it, and allowing it to compact using centrifugal force.
Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Sleepers
IHP introduced the Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Sleepers for railways in 1970. Prestressed Concrete Sleepers are made by the company by long line system initially in technical association with Dow Mac Concrete Ltd., of England, the then world leaders in sleepers.