What is it?
The first thing to consider about carbon steel pipe is simply what it is. Carbon steel pipe is pipe comprised of carbon steel. But what is carbon steel? Here’s how the American Iron and Steel Institute defines it:
Steel is considered to be carbon steel when no minimum content is specified or required for chromium, cobalt, niobium, molybdenum, nickel, titanium, tungsten, vanadium or zirconium, or any other element to be added to obtain a desired alloying effect; when the specified minimum for copper does not exceed 0.40 percent; or when the maximum content specified for any of the following elements does not exceed the percentages noted: manganese 1.65, silicon 0.60, copper 0.60.
That’s a mouthful. To put it more simply, carbon steel is steel in which the main alloying component is carbon. Interestingly, most of the world’s steel falls into this category.
What are the different types of carbon steel?
Carbon steel is classified according to how much carbon has been mixed with the base element, iron.
As a general rule, as the carbon percentage in carbon pipes increases, the steel becomes stronger and harder. However, its ductility decreases.
What are some advantages of carbon steel pipes?
Carbon steel pipes have many benefits. Here are a few:
What are some of the applications?
A few of the many applications for carbon pipes include:
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