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The Types Of Industrial Valves

May 15, 2014 in Valves and Fittings by

Industrial valveValves open or close to regulate the fluid flow in a pipe. They’re integral to our daily lives, found not only in industrial applications, but also in household devices like washing machines, dishwashers, sinks and more.

There are many different industrial valve types, each with its own advantages. Here are a few of the most popular:

Gate Valves

The most popular valve in the industry, gate valves work by opening and closing a gate that can obstruct the flow of a fluid. They’re often used to isolate pipe systems as a block valve, and they’re designed to be fully open or fully closed.

Gate valves can be operated with a air powered diaphragm, electric motor, piston actuator or a hand wheel. They’re often selected for applications when a straight-line flow and little restriction are desired. When open, gate valves don’t obstruct the flow path at all, causing little friction loss. 

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Our Inventory: Beyond Industrial Pipe Supply

December 04, 2013 in Pipes Valves and Fittings by

Pipe Valves and FittingsGiven the name St. Louis Pipe & Supply, it’s obvious that we sell industrial pipes.

But did you know that our inventory includes much more than just pipes? Read on to discover our full range of services, from industrial pipe supply to you beyond.

Pipe

Okay, we’ll tackle the obvious one first, our pipes. We offer a range of industrial pipe sizes and a number of different options for customizing your pipes, like threading and coating. Here are a few of our different pipe offerings:

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Domestic Pipe Suppliers, OCTG Distributors and More

November 15, 2012 in Blog, News & Articles by

St. Louis Pipe & SupplySome of our recent blog posts dealt with nitty gritty specifics: defining a coupling, delving into the world of nickel-alloys and hashing out other tiny details.

Today, we’ll take a deep breath and answer a more basic question: what can St. Louis Pipe & Supply do for you? We offer many products and services, and here’s a brief explanation of a few of them.

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Powerful Characteristics of Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings & Valves

January 11, 2012 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

Carbon Steel Pipe Fittings and ValvesWhen deciding which type of material to use for an industrial project, it’s important to first consider the magnitude and scale of the task, what type of liquid or gas the pipes will be carrying and the longevity of structure. Once that has been established, you can then answer questions to what type of metal to use for the piping.

For example, due to its strength and versatility, steel is one of the most popular materials used for pipe and pipe fittings. Even better, different material, like carbon or chrome, can be added to steel to obtain a specific desired effect. Here are a few reasons why it may be beneficial to invest in carbon steel pipe fittings and valves for your next commercial project.

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A Guide to Finding the Right Valve and Fittings Supply

December 07, 2011 in Blog, News & Articles, Pipes Valves and Fittings, Valves and Fittings by

When searching for an industrial valve and fitting supplier, you need to keep in mind the type of project needs that will need to be met. You’ll need to know the specific type of metal used in the making of the valves as well as size and shape. Once you’ve made those vital decisions, you can then compare price and decide on an international or domestic supplier.

Carbon, Chrome & Cast Iron: What’s the Difference?

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