Aluminum pipe is made from alloys that are made of or include aluminum. Although they are called aluminum pipes, there are other natural elements or materials such as carbon, magnesium, zinc manganese, and silicon. Because of the other materials within aluminum piping, the strength of each pipe can vary. The variance of strength is a result of how much of the different materials are within the alloy.
Because aluminum pipe has a small amount of iron within it, it is considered non-ferrous. Although, since it does contain small amounts of iron, it is not recommended for use in the transfer of materials that are strong enough to break down the iron. Because of aluminum’s light weight, many will choose to use aluminum piping where weight is a concern and a lighter pipe is necessary.
Aluminum piping is great for transferring heat. This is because aluminum does not absorb the heat, but rather prevents the material being transferred from losing its heat. Many refrigeration systems are made of aluminum piping because they are great for heat transfer. There are many jobs that are great for aluminum piping. Aluminum tubing or piping comes in a large variety of sizes for whatever your job may be!
If you have question on whether or not aluminum piping is right for your job, call Detroit Nipple Works today and we will get you the materials you need!