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Why Get A Steel Pipe Estimate From Us?

December 24, 2014 in Jobs/Projects by

We can’t deny it–there are lots of pipe suppliers out there.

And that begs the question—why should you request a steel pipe estimate, or any other piping estimate, from us?

We believe there are three reasons: our affordability, our experience and our dedication to customer service.

Affordability

When it comes to steel pipe pricing or pricing for any other piping material, we are dedicated to working with you to find a solution that fits your budget.

Now we can’t guarantee that we can give you a rock-bottom price. But we can guarantee that you’ll get a fair one that will get your project on the road within your cost considerations.

Experience

There’s no getting around it. In any field, experience matters.

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The Advantages and Cost of Steel Pipe

August 27, 2014 in Pipe by

Steel pipeSteel is a very popular piping material. Here are some reasons why.

Resistance to Internal and External Pressure

Steel’s high tensile strength, ductility and elasticity give it the ability to withstand severe pressures. This performance advantage is particularly notable in stresses resulting from uneven bedding, misalignment, fluctuations in temperature or abnormal cover. Plus, steel pipes are often able to hold up to severe bending or longitudinal stresses that may cause other materials to fail.

Resistance to Shock and Vibration

Modern traffic can impose jarring and damaging shocks and vibrations on the pipes beneath roadways. In these situations, steel pipes are preferable. Their strength and lack of brittleness means they can withstand the stresses of vibrations much better than some other materials.

Protection Against Corrosion 

Galvanized steel pipes have a zinc coating that allows them to endure corrosive environments. The zinc serves as a ‘sacrificial metal’. It rusts before the steel underneath it, even if the zinc layer is scratched. This allows the functional steel part of the pipe to maintain its integrity for longer.

Wide Range of Joints

A variety of joints are available for steel pipes, from very flexible to very rigid. These include:

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Steel Pipe Prices, Sheet Steel Prices and Product Details

September 11, 2013 in Pipe, Structural by

Sheet steelWhen you’re considering starting a construction project, the first item on your list tends to be materials. In this post, you’ll learn why steel makes a great choice for a number of projects, plus get a quick breakdown of how to estimate sheet steel prices and what to consider when thinking about the average steel pipe price.

The Benefits of Steel

First off, why should you choose steel? There are a number of reasons this material makes a very good choice. It’s versatile, dependable and offers a number of benefits as a building material.

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Steel Pipe Pricing And Advantages

July 17, 2013 in Pipe, Structural by

Steel pipeSteel piping is a popular material in so many industries–from oil to automobiles, from shipping to food, from schools to hospitals and refineries.

Let’s look at some of the top reasons why engineers, builders, pipe suppliers and oil drillers love steel pipes and why they’re preferred in so many different applications.

Heat Treatable

Some steel pipe alloys, such as alloy 140, are heat treatable, meaning that extreme temperatures can be used to modify their chemical and physical properties.

Strength

Steel pipes have great tensile and stress-to-rupture strength, and they can maintain this strength even at high temperatures.

Temperature Resistant

Stainless steel pipes provide excellent resistance to oxidation at extremely high temperatures. And when chromium is added to the steel, it makes the steel even more temperature resistant.  

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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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The Steel Trade in the Port of Houston is up 112%

May 19, 2011 in Blog, News & Articles by

The Port of Houston’s steel activity continues to outpace previous 2010 levels. In March, steel shipments were up 112% year-on-year, Steel Business Briefing learns.

Port of Houston CEO Alec Dreyer called March the best month at the port since he joined in September 2009. “Steel had an excellent month in March,” Dreyer said in his monthly report.

March steel handling at the port, imports and exports, totaled 363,000 short tons of steel, an increase of 192,000 short tons as compared to same month last year and an increase of 230,000 short tons from February 2011.

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