carbon steel

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?

Read More

Leave a Comment

Tags  , , ,

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. 

Read More

Leave a Comment

Tags  , , ,

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.

Read More

Leave a Comment

Tags  , , , ,

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.

Read More

Leave a Comment

Tags  , , , ,

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.

Read More

Leave a Comment

Tags  , , , , ,

  • Headquarters

    St. Louis Pipe & Supply
    17740 Edison Ave.
    Chesterfield, Missouri 63005
    View Map »

    P: 636-391-2500 / 800-737-7473
    F: 636-391-2626

    stl@stlpipesupply.com

  • Warehouse

    611 Garner Road
    Pasadena, Texas 77052

    View Map »

    P: 713-941-4119
    F: 713-941-4123

  • Our Photo Gallery

    Check out the latest photos of St. Louis Pipe & Supply events, pipes & other products.


    View Our Photos