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Nickel Alloy Pipes: Benefits, Manufacturing & More

October 09, 2014 in Pipe by

Alloy pipeNickel alloy pipes are a popular choice for many different projects. Let’s take a brief look at their benefits, manufacturing process, grades and applications.

Benefits

Using nickel alloy pipe brings three primary advantages:

Resistance to Heat

Some nickel pipe alloys can endure very high temperatures, making them advantageous in machinery or other environments where intense heat is present.

Resistance to corrosion

Oxidation reactions cause corrosion. Nickel alloys have a slower rate of oxidation than most metals, meaning they can resist corrosion for longer.

Low Rate Of Expansion

Many nickel alloys pipes have either a low rate of thermal expansion or a rate of thermal expansion that can be predicted very accurately. This makes them desirable in high-temperature environments where you need a uniform shape.

Manufacturing

Nickel alloy pipes are made with a complex manufacturing process that begins with the purest materials. Contaminated materials would lead to pipes without the beneficial properties mentioned above. The stages of the manufacturing process include:

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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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How to Choose The Right Pipe for Your Project

February 13, 2013 in Blog, Manufacturing, News & Articles, Pipe by

Nickel PipesNickel pipe, Galvanized steel pipe, PVC, nickel alloy pipe… as a piping system designer, you have many materials to choose from. As a result, it’s a choice you can’t afford to get wrong.

One of the first steps is picking between three major categories of piping material: metal, non-metal and nonmetallic-lined metallic pipe.

Here are some guidelines to help you with that choice. From there you can get down to the nitty gritty, choosing between nickel pipe, galvanized steel, non-metallics or any other specific option.

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