FAQ’s About Galvanized Steel Pipes

May 28, 2014 in Pipe by

Galvanized Steel Pipe SuppliersGalvanization involves coating steel, iron or aluminum with a layer of zinc. Although various methods can be used to apply the zinc layer, the most common method is hot-dipping, or fully submerging the metal in a bath of molten zinc. Hot-dipping is usually preferred over other methods because it produces a thicker, more durable zinc layer.

Galvanized materials have a range of uses, including pipes. Galvanized steel pipes are particularly popular for outdoor applications. Here are a few commonly asked questions about galvanized pipes.

How does galvanization protect pipes?

The zinc serves as a sacrificial layer. It will rust before the metal beneath it, keeping the integrity of the pipe intact for much longer than regular pipes. Furthermore, even if the zinc layer is scratched or damaged, it will still protect the metal beneath it.

Are galvanized pipes expensive?

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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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