Four Reasons Why You Should Choose Galvanized Steel Pipe

January 30, 2013 in Blog, Industry Trends, Pipe by

 Four Reasons Why You Should Choose Galvanized Steel PipeFor your next project, do you want pipe that will stand up to rust and last as long as 100 years?  If so, choose galvanized steel pipe, steel pipe that has been coated with a thin layer of zinc to protect it from corrosion.

As one of the largest domestic and international galvanized pipe distributors, we’ve seen these pipes satisfy thousands of customers. Here are four reasons why you should choose galvanized pipe.

A BARRIER OF PROTECTION
If left unprotected, the iron in steel will react with water and oxygen in the air. This causes rust, corrosion and eventually disintegration.

Galvanization adds a layer of zinc on top of the steel, and this layer acts as a barrier that will make it take longer for those corrosive elements to reach the steel.

This layer is also resistant to wear and scratches, and many believe that it makes the steel look more attractive.

A SACRIFICIAL LAYER
This layer of zinc also offers protection against rust by serving as a “sacrificial layer.”

If the galvanized steel does begin to rust, the zinc will rust before the steel. This holds true even if the surface is worn or scratched. Even if the galvanized pipe does show some rust, most of the zinc will have to be corroded first before the pipe’s steel integrity is compromised.4 Reasons To Choose Galvanized Steel Pipe | STL Pipe & Supply

These two methods of protection mean that industrial galvanized steel can last up to 100 years.

COST
Many think that galvanized pipe is more expensive, but if you consider its lifespan, it can actually decrease cost in the long run.

From material to labor, replacing pipe can be expensive. But because galvanized steel has a lifespan that’s as long as yours, you’ll only have to incur the cost of installing galvanized pipe once.

UBIQUITOUS AND RECYCLABLE
You can find galvanized steel everywhere: in houses, skyscrapers, cars, boats, and other marine structures that need protection from the elements.

Besides its durability and anti-corrosive properties, galvanized steel is so ubiquitous because it can recycled and reused. This will not only benefit your bottom line, but it’s also good for the environment.

Those are four reason why you should choose galvanized steel pipe. Not only is it resistant to corrosion and cost-effective, but it’s also reusable.

Would you like to use galvanized steel in your next project? Get in touch for a quote. We’re one of the largest international galvanized pipe distributors and can ship your order anywhere in the world.

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