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Carbon Pipes: Advantages and Applications

November 26, 2014 in Pipe by

Carbon pipeCarbon steel pipe is one of the most popular piping materials in the world. And for good reason: it has many advantageous characteristics.

Let’s take a look at some of those characteristics and the applications that they make carbon pipe particularly well suited for.

Shock Resistance

Carbon pipes have a tremendous ability to withstand shocks and vibrations. While other materials may succumb in such environments, carbon pipes are able to maintain their integrity and performance in even the most jarring conditions.

This makes carbon pipes and welded carbon pipes particularly useful in the transportation industry. Pipes laid under roadways can experience extreme shocks and vibrations from the heavy traffic above. Carbon pipe, with its ability to withstand shock, is a great choice for such situations.

Tensile Strength

Carbon steel can endure very high pressures. This gives carbon pipes an excellent carrying capacity, meaning that, pound for pound, they can carry more than most pipes comprised of other materials.

Its high tensile strength not only makes carbon pipes a great solution for high-pressure applications, but also for projects where your budget may be tighter than usual. Their high carrying capacity means that thinner carbon pipes can be used to get the same job done that only thicker pipes of other materials could handle. This, in turn, means your material costs can be lower.

Safe and Easy to Work With

Many piping materials must be treated with preservatives, glues or pesticides, which means they must be handled with caution. However, carbon pipes and welded carbon pipes don’t need these treatments.

Not only does this make them safer to work with, it makes them better suited for use in home projects–you certainly don’t want to introduce dangerous chemicals into your house. Furthermore, carbon pipe can also withstand disasters like tornados and hurricanes better than some other pipes, which also makes them a good choice for home projects.

 As you can see, carbon pipe has a number of advantages that make it well-suited for a variety of projects. Contact us today so we can discuss how it might work well for your next project.

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4 Things To Know About Carbon Steel Pipe

February 19, 2014 in Blog by

Carbon steel pipeWhat 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?

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5 Advantages of Carbon Steel Pipe

November 20, 2013 in Pipe by

Each piping material has its advantages, advantages that make it particularly useful in certain types of projects. The key to picking the right material is knowing what your project requires, then choosing the material that can live up to those requirements.

In that vein, here are five advantages that carbon steel pipe suppliers often cite about carbon steel pipe, as well as applications when those advantages come in handy.

1. Safe to work with

Many building materials need to be treated with glues, pesticides or preservatives, but carbon steel pipe does not. Carbon steel is also inflammable and invulnerable to pests and rotting.

Application: Homes. No one wants to live in a house with pipes that have been treated with chemicals or that can be eaten by critters. Nor do you want pipes that make your house more susceptible to fire. 

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Top Projects for Carbon Pipe

August 28, 2013 in Jobs/Projects, Pipe by

Carbon pipeWhen you’re thinking of starting a piping project, it can be hard to decide which pipe may work best for your needs. But Carbon pipe distributors know that carbon pipes are a great option for all types of applications. Because of it’s durability and strength, carbon pipe is a popular option for a number of projects. Let’s take a look at a few of the top uses, so you can decide if it’s right for you.

Transport and Service: Heavy traffic can put high amounts of pressure on roadway foundations, but the high tensile strength of carbon pipe, in addition to its elasticity and its ductility, allow it to be used safely in transport and service projects. Carbon pipe distributors know the product works well for water mains under roadways because it’s highly resistant to shock and vibration. It also tends to react more evenly when put under various degrees of fluctuating water pressure. Additionally, it can be made much thinner than pipes made from other materials. This means that it has a greater carrying capacity. Plus, it’s cheaper than copper, and the durability of carbon pipe helps decrease costs needed for repairs or replacement.

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6 Great Benefits Of Using Carbon Steel Pipe

June 04, 2013 in Blog, Pipe by

Carbon steel pipeCarbon steel pipe is an alloy pipe that is solely made of steel and carbon. It can be used for a wide variety of applications, and it comes with these six great benefits:

1. Safety
Unlike some other materials, carbon steel pipes don’t need to be protected with preservatives, glues or pesticides, which makes them safer to handle and work with. Furthermore, while other pipes may be vulnerable to pests or rotting, carbon steel isn’t, which makes it a great choice for underground piping. Carbon steel is also great for use in homes because it’s inflammable and resistant to tornados, lightning, earthquakes and hurricanes.

2. Corrosion Resistance
Carbon steel pipes are also resistant to corrosion. This allows builders to use smaller, thinner pipes, even in environments that are acidic or extremely corrosive.

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3 Reasons to Use Carbon Steel Pipe

August 08, 2012 in Blog, Pipe by

Carbon Steel PipeBuildings, infrastructure, tools, ships, automobiles, machines and appliances are all made from steel. There are three main reasons that steel is one of the most common materials in the world, with over 1.3 billion tons are produced annually.

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Find Carbon Pipe Suppliers for Your Next Project

March 07, 2012 in Blog, Jobs/Projects, Pipe by

Carbon Steel PipesWith so many types of metal to choose from, it can be hard to decide which would work best for your specific project. One type may be better than another based on specific needs. One of the most popular metals used in the pipe industry today due to its durability and strength is carbon steel. Pipe fittings made with carbon are not only strong, but depending on the amount of carbon used, can increase or decrease in strength to further customize for your project. Let’s take a look at a few of the specifics.

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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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5 Questions and Answers About Carbon Steel Pipe

June 29, 2011 in Blog, Manufacturing, Pipe, Pipes Valves and Fittings by

What is carbon steel?

As defined by the American Iron and Steel Institute, carbon steel is:

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.

Most the steel produced in the world falls into the category of carbon steel.

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