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Copper Pipes: Types, Sizes and Applications

August 13, 2014 in Pipe by

Copper PipeCopper pipes are popular in plumbing, cooling and heating systems. Here’s some basic information about this reliable, long-lasting material.

Types

There are two types of copper pipes: soft and hard.

Soft copper pipes are annealed to make them soft and flexible, and they can be bent so that they can travel around potential obstacles. Hard copper pipes are not annealed. They’re rigid, so fittings like elbows are needed to change the direction of the fluid flow.

Sizes

In the U.S., copper pipes often fall into one of four categories, based on their wall thicknesses.

Type K has the thickest walls and is often used underground, beneath streets and sidewalks.

Type L is one step down in thickness, and is often used for water supply in both residential and commercial buildings.

Type M is thinner still and also used for water supply.

Type DMW is the thinnest and primarily used in unpressurized applications, like waste lines or drains.

Advantages

Copper pipe offers a number of advantages, including:

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5 Benefits of Nickel Alloy Pipes

January 01, 2014 in Pipe, Products by

Nickel Alloy PipeNickel 101

Nickel is a ductile, hard, silvery white material. You rarely find it alone, but you will find as an alloy in a wide variety of different materials. It’s used in the coins we pay with, the tools we build with and many other stainless steel items, including household objects like magnets, batteries and ceramics. It can even be added to things like guitar strings and glass. And, of course, you’ll find it a number of different nickel alloy pipes, which is our favorite application!

The Benefits of Nickel Alloys

Okay, so nickel alloy is fairly ubiquitous material. But why? Well, it has a number of different characteristics that make it useful in a variety of environments. Some of them include:

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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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