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Steel Pipe Prices, Sheet Steel Prices and Product Details

September 11, 2013 in Pipe, Structural by

Sheet steelWhen you’re considering starting a construction project, the first item on your list tends to be materials. In this post, you’ll learn why steel makes a great choice for a number of projects, plus get a quick breakdown of how to estimate sheet steel prices and what to consider when thinking about the average steel pipe price.

The Benefits of Steel

First off, why should you choose steel? There are a number of reasons this material makes a very good choice. It’s versatile, dependable and offers a number of benefits as a building material.

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Steel Pipe Pricing And Advantages

July 17, 2013 in Pipe, Structural by

Steel pipeSteel piping is a popular material in so many industries–from oil to automobiles, from shipping to food, from schools to hospitals and refineries.

Let’s look at some of the top reasons why engineers, builders, pipe suppliers and oil drillers love steel pipes and why they’re preferred in so many different applications.

Heat Treatable

Some steel pipe alloys, such as alloy 140, are heat treatable, meaning that extreme temperatures can be used to modify their chemical and physical properties.

Strength

Steel pipes have great tensile and stress-to-rupture strength, and they can maintain this strength even at high temperatures.

Temperature Resistant

Stainless steel pipes provide excellent resistance to oxidation at extremely high temperatures. And when chromium is added to the steel, it makes the steel even more temperature resistant.  

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The Three Benefits of Seamless Steel Commercial Pipe

April 17, 2013 in Blog, Industry Trends, Pipe, Structural by

Commercial Pipe From St. Louis Pipe and SupplyThe seamless steel pipe manufacturing process starts with a solid, round steel billet. This billet is then heated to great temperatures and stretched and pulled over a form until it takes the shape of a hollow tube. As other steel pipe suppliers will tell you, there are three great advantages to making a pipe in this way.

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Uses for Copper & Nickel Alloy Pipe

March 21, 2012 in Blog, Pipe, Structural by

The Basics

Copper and Nickel Alloy Pipe

Nickel is an element found in most metal alloys, sometimes in very small amounts. In stainless steel, there is a small percentage of nickel that is added to improve resistance to both corrosion and oxidation. Along with resistance, it adds more strength and durability when combined with chromium metal at both high and lowtemperatures.

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Why You Should Buy I-Beam Steel and 304 Stainless Steel Bars

October 05, 2011 in Blog, Manufacturing, Structural by

About I-Beam SteelI-beam steel

I-beams are beams with an I- or H-shaped cross section; the vertical structure is referred to as the web, while the horizontal structures of the beam are referred to as the flanges. While the web resists forces, the flanges resist the bending movement brought upon the beam.

There are two I-beam structures that are typically seen:

  • A rolled I-beam, which, depending on the material, is formed by cold rolling, hot rolling or extrusion
  • A plate girder, which is formed by welding, riveting or bolting plates

Most commonly, I-beams are made of structural steel. Sometimes, though, they may be formed from aluminum or a variance of other materials.

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316 Stainless Steel Sheets and Pricing

September 28, 2011 in Blog, Manufacturing, Structural by

Pricing for Stainless Steel Sheets316 Stainless Steel Sheets

Stainless Steel sheet prices vary, depending on a number of factors, such as:

  • Size
  • Quantity
  • Dimensions
    • Measured in Ga. units
  • Sub metal type
    • e.g., 304-2B Mill Finish
    • 309-2D Mill Finish
    • 316 Mill Finish
    • 430-2B Mill Finish, etc.

Typically, stainless steel sheets run anywhere between $200-$800, dependant upon the aforementioned factors (and, namely, quantity).

To request a quote for your specific needs, please contact us today .

What is 316 Stainless Steel?

Unlike conventional chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steels, Alloy 316 is a molybdenum-bearing austenitic stainless steel, which means it’s more resistant to chemical corrodents, marine atmospheres and to general corrosion and pitting and crevice corrosion. 316 stainless steel sheets offer higher creep, stress-to-rupture and tensile strength at elevated temperatures.

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