Galvanized Steel Pipe

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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Quick Facts About Galvanized Pipes

January 29, 2014 in Pipe by

Galvanized steel pipeFor most projects, you want to use materials that will last, because pipes that fail create headaches and added expense.

In certain situations and environments, steel pipes and fittings quickly begin to rust. And once they begin to rust, failure isn’t very far behind.

In those conditions, galvanized steel pipe may be your solution. Galvanized pipes are coated in a layer of zinc, making them resistant to rust and corrosion. Here are some basic facts about galvanized pipe that will help you decide whether it’s right for your next project:

  • The galvanization process involves hot-dipping a steel, iron or aluminum product in zinc, which completely coats the metal in zinc. Once the materials are in use, rusting will still occur, but the zinc layer will rust before the material underneath. This means that galvanized steel pipes remain usable for much longer.
  • Although galvanized pipe can be used outdoors, it’s typically used for indoor projects.
  • Galvanized pipe is designed to carry liquids, like water, but is not typically a component in gas supply lines.
  • In extremely corrosive environments, galvanized steel pipe usually lasts between 50 and 100 years. To determine a more precise lifespan for your galvanized pipes, you should think carefully about the environment you’re placing them in and speak with a galvanized pipe distributor about your particular project.
  • Although the cost of galvanized pipes will vary depending on your project, over time galvanized pipes are often more cost effective than a typical paint project. Some opt to repaint their pipes to maintain their appearance, but if your pipes are corroding, galvanization is a better solution.
  • You can buy an array of different supplies made out of galvanized steel. Because galvanized steel is used in a wide variety of projects, you can find valves, nuts, fittings, bolts, I-beams, H-beams and other materials all made of galvanized steel.

Are you starting a project in a potentially corrosive environment? Do you want pipes with a long life span that will save you money over the long haul? Then galvanized pipes are probably right for you. Get in touch with us to learn more about our offerings and to get a quote. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

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Why You Should Choose Galvanized Pipes

July 31, 2013 in Pipe by

Galvanized pipeThe success of your project is often determined by the materials you choose at its outset, and so selecting piping materials is always an important decision for engineers, builders and contractors. One material that they seem to pick over and over again is galvanized pipe.

Galvanized pipe is pipe that has been coated with a layer of zinc. This coating protects the pipe from corrosion and rust, leading to increased longevity and enhanced reliability.

The zinc is often applied via a hot-dipping process, literally lowering the intended material—whether it is steel, aluminum or another metal—into hot zinc. This coating protects the pipe by corroding first when the pipe is out in the field, allowing the metal underneath it to stay intact and usable for a longer period of time.

Here are a handful of great reasons why you should choose galvanized pipes for your next project:

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A Leading International Pipe Supplier

May 01, 2013 in Industry Trends, Pipe by

Steel pipe distributionIn recent years, international pipe suppliers and steel pipe distributors have had to step up to meet an increased demand for their products. There are a handful of reasons for this trend.

The first is the rise of natural gas. To harvest and use this resource, companies have had to build refineries and filling stations overseas. These projects require pipes, and often very specific pipe alloys.

The second reason is

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9 Advantages of Using Galvanized Steel Pipe and Fittings

April 03, 2013 in Blog, Industry Trends, News & Articles, Pipe by

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Galvanized steel is steel with a protective zinc coating. This coating has many advantages over other methods used to protect steel, and it makes galvanized steel pipe, fittings and other structures more desirable in many situations. Here are nine of the advantages associated with using galvanized steel.

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Four Reasons Why You Should Choose Galvanized Steel Pipe

January 30, 2013 in Blog, Industry Trends, Pipe by

Galvanized Steel PipesFor your next project, do you want pipe that will stand up to rust and last as long as 100 years?  If so, choose galvanized steel pipe, steel pipe that has been coated with a thin layer of zinc to protect it from corrosion.

As one of the largest domestic and international galvanized pipe distributors, we’ve seen these pipes satisfy thousands of customers. Here are four reasons why you should choose galvanized pipe.

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From Ancient Egypt to Modern Suppliers: A Pipe History Lesson

September 05, 2012 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipe by

Pipes have been used for thousands of years to transport fluids. But the first galvanized steel pipe supplier appeared only 135 years ago to help supply water to the citizens of San Francisco. What did people ever do without steel pipe?

Over the course of history, many civilizations developed a method of piping to transport water for drinking and irrigation. Bored stone, wood, clay and lead were popular materials for building the first piping systems.

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Galvanized Steel Pipe & Supplies for Better Projects

February 08, 2012 in Blog, Industry Trends, Jobs/Projects, Pipe by

Galvanized Steel Pipes

When investing in pipe supplies for your next project, it’s important to purchase the best material possible for your pipes, fittings and valves to increase their longevity. Steel pipes and fittings can begin to rust early on, depending on the environmental factors, but the process of galvanization can protect pipes and pipe supplies for much longer. Galvanized steel pipe has an added layer of zinc to protect the pipes from rust and corrosion. Here is a little information on how finding a domestic or international galvanized pipe distributor can help your project in the long run.

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Galvanized Steel Pipe: Your Best Defense Against Rust

January 25, 2012 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipe by

Galvanized Steel Pipe SuppliersCorroding pipes, pipe fitters and valves can create extra, unnecessary costs for new supplies and reconstruction. Instead of having to replace pipes and fittings often, try to increase the longevity of your products by using galvanized steel pipe in your next project.

Galvanizing pipe supplies can be done by a process called hot-dipping. This is a process where pipe made of steel, aluminum or iron is layered with a hot coat of zinc for extra protection from rust and corrosion. Before contacting galvanized pipe suppliers and beginning your project right away, read over a few of these brief facts to provide yourself with the knowledge about pricing and specific benefits of galvanized steel pipe.

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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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