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The Right Industrial Valve and Fitting for Your Project

April 04, 2012 in Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

Industrial ValveWhen embarking on a new, large-scale industrial project, it’s important to take into consideration a few factors that are imperative for your company success.  But, where do you start? We’re going to walk you through a few of the most important areas to think about before choosing a supplier, type of material and investing time and energy into your project.

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Recent Order of Flanges

January 17, 2012 in Blog, Jobs/Projects, Manufacturing, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

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Powerful Characteristics of Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings & Valves

January 11, 2012 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings and ValvesWhen deciding which type of material to use for an industrial project, it’s important to first consider the magnitude and scale of the task, what type of liquid or gas the pipes will be carrying and the longevity of structure. Once that has been established, you can then answer questions to what type of metal to use for the piping.

For example, due to its strength and versatility, steel is one of the most popular materials used for pipe and pipe fittings. Even better, different material, like carbon or chrome, can be added to steel to obtain a specific desired effect. Here are a few reasons why it may be beneficial to invest in carbon steel pipe fittings and valves for your next commercial project.

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Types of Industrial Pipe and Steel Pipe Fittings

December 14, 2011 in Blog, Manufacturing, News & Articles, OCTG, Pipe, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

Industrial Pipe and SteelIndustrial pipe and steel pipe fittings come in all shapes, sizes and material. For years they have been mixed with other substances for improved strength and durability, depending on the specific purpose. Because of its high heat resistance, it is typically used in projects that involve flammable gases.  Here are a few different types of industrial pipe and steel fittings and a little advice on how to choose your supplier.

Types of Industrial Steel Pipe:

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A Guide to Finding the Right Valve and Fittings Supply

December 07, 2011 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

When searching for an industrial valve and fitting supplier, you need to keep in mind the type of project needs that will need to be met. You’ll need to know the specific type of metal used in the making of the valves as well as size and shape. Once you’ve made those vital decisions, you can then compare price and decide on an international or domestic supplier.

Carbon, Chrome & Cast Iron: What’s the Difference?

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Galvanized Steel Pipe and Pipe Fitters: Common Questions

November 30, 2011 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipe, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

Galvanized Steel PipeGalvanization is the process of adding a layer of zinc to steel, aluminum or iron in order to protect the material from rusting. Typically, this is done by the process of hot-dipping. Here, the metal gets completed coated in a very hot layer of zinc. The end result is a pipe or pipe fitter that is best protected from rust. Here are a few questions you may want to ask galvanized pipe suppliers.

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Types of Stainless Steel Flanges Explained

November 02, 2011 in Blog, Manufacturing, News & Articles, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

High pressure steel flanges are essential to include in your next piping project. Stainless steel flanges are highly resistant to corrosion and contain enough strength for your industrial piping plan. For high temperature and pressure treatment, consider purchasing high pressure steel flanges that comply with ASTM, ASME, ANSI and/or API standards.

API vs. ASME/ANSI standards:

Flanges meeting API standards can withstand high pressures and temperatures. The main difference between flanges that meet API standards and those that meet ASME or ANSI standards is the material used that can handle a high-pressure environment. Typically they are more efficiently used in dealings with gas and oils. When working with water, air, and steam in an industrial setting, ASME/ANSI flanges are more common.

Types of stainless steel flanges:

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How to Choose Carbon Steel & Chrome Pipe Suppliers

October 26, 2011 in Blog, Pipe, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

What is Carbon Steel?

Because of its strength and durability, steel pipe and pipe fittings have been used for years in commercial construction, shipbuilding and electric-power petroleum. By the process of heat treatment, or the addition of carbon, the steel can become even stronger. However, heat treatment can reduce strength by the process of softening, increase strength with hardening or modify the material to receive optimal benefits.

What is Chrome Plating?

Chrome plating, or chrome, uses the process of electroplating chromium onto a metal, or in our case steel, object. Chrome plating is used for various reasons. Decorative chrome is made to be visually pleasing as well as durable. Typically, the chrome is plated over bright metals such as steel. Industrial chrome creates wear and corrosion resistance. This type is even harder and thicker than decorative plating. The addition of chrome plating to steel pipes also ease the cleaning process.

Carbon Steel & Chrome Pipe Distributors

When searching for pipe supplies to meet your needs, there are a few factors to first take into consideration:

  • Goals & Objectives
  • Product Specification
  • Domestic or International Supply

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All About Schedule 40 Pipe

October 12, 2011 in Blog, Pipe, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

The Basics of Schedule 40 PipeSchedule 40 Pipe Supplier

Schedule 40 pipe is lightweight and is resistant to high impacts, corrosion, waste system liquids, gases and chemical attacks by most acids, alkalies, salts, fungi and bacteria. Schedule 40 pipe exhibits excellent physical properties and flammability characteristics – these pipes are ideal for use in applications with temperatures up to 140ºF.

Typically, Schedule 40 steel pipe is used for:

  • Chemical processing
  • Plating
  • High purity applications
  • Potable water systems
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Drainage
  • Irrigation
  • Agricultural needs

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Help with Industrial Valve and Fitting Supplies

September 07, 2011 in Blog, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

St. Louis Pipe and Supply is your source for all valve and fitting supply. We are able to accommodate your needs, whether your needs are for industrial valve and fittings or non-industrial applications.

Some of the valves we regularly supply are:

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