Industrial Pipe Fittings and Industrial Pipes

November 16, 2011 in Blog, News & Articles, Valves and Fittings by

Industrial pipes are used for many purposes. From electric power and chemical to shipbuilding, they can help support and transfer various gas and liquids through commercial application. With most supplies in the industrial pipe industry, it’s important to find strong, durable and anti-corrosive materials. Here are a few types and descriptions of industrial pipes and industrial pipe fittings:

Industrial Pipes

Schedule 40 black pipe & steel pipe: Schedule 40 pipes are a lightweight solution that is resistant to corroding materials like liquid, gas and other chemicals. They can be yielded in extreme temperature situations. Typically they are used for drainage, irrigation, plating and chemical processing. Schedule 40 black pipe and steel pipe, however, should not be used with gases or other compressed air. The benefits include its costs-effective and easy-to-install nature. It also is very easy to transport and is lightweight.

Galvanized Steel Pipe: Also referred to as galvanized iron pipe, this type of piping is coated with zinc. This results in more corrosion resistance and better durability. Typically, this type of pipe is best use for outdoor construction of for the transportation of gases and liquids.

Carbon & Alloy Steel Pipe: Slightly different from schedule 40, these pipes can me most efficiently used in the transportation of oil and natural gas. They have acceptable strength and durability, as well pressure and corrosion resistance characteristics.

Welded Pipe: Used mostly in petroleum, shipbuilding and chemicals, welded pipes are also very strong and very durable. A few types include; butt-weld, arc-weld, and resistance weld. These commonly transport water as well as oil and gas. In some cases they are more cost-efficient than other steel pip solutions.

Industrial Pipe Fittings

Elbow: Pipe elbows are used for industrial pipe connections that require a change of direction. They can connect two pipes or tubes and come in different sizes such as long or short radius. Made of different types of steel, they are resistant to corrosion.

Tee: Typically there are two types of tees that are used as industrial pipe fittings. There are seamless and welding that can further be divided into both straight and reducing style. They are commonly used for connecting pipes of the same diameter.

Cap: This fitting works like a plug and goes on the end of a tube as a cover. Typically they are made with resistance to corrosion as well as vibrations.

Reducer: It’s important to find a reducer that is resistance to vibration and shock. There are two types to choose from: eccentric and concentric reducers. Eccentric reducers have an edge that is parallel to the connecting pipe that creates two offset lines. Concentric, on the other hand, is cone-shaped.

It’s important to explore different shapes and sizes of industrial pipe connections and industrial pipes before embarking on any large-scale commercial project. Contact St Louis Pipe and Supply for industrial pipe fittings and pipes including schedule 40 black pipe and schedule 40 steel pipe, that meet your project needs.

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