Galvanized Pipe


Galvanized pipes elbow


At Detroit Nipple Works, we carry a variety of piping. Galvanized piping is one of our more popular selections.

What makes a pipe galvanized?

A pipe becomes galvanized when a protective zinc coating is applied to steel or iron. The galvanization process is to prevent rusting. Also, this process makes galvanized pipes ideal for plumbing and other areas where water is used. The zinc coating protects the integrity of the pipe against corrosive substances and scratches.

History of Galvanized Piping

Galvanization has been associated with zinc coatings to the exclusion of other metals for a long time. Galvanic paint was patented by Stanislas Sorel in Paris, France in 1837.  The earliest known example of galvanizing iron is found in 17th-century Indian armor. Galvanized piping replaced cast iron and lead in cold-water plumbing in the early 20th century.

Galvanized piping can last up to 70 years depending on the thickness of zinc in the original galvanization and whether or not the galvanization was on the inside and outside. Also, copper and plastic piping have replaced galvanized piping for interior drinking water since World War II. Galvanized pipes are still used in outdoor applications. They are best for larger construction projects. Today, galvanized pipes can be found in sewage plumbing and farm irrigation.

Applications of a Galvanized Pipe

Galvanized steel

A galvanized pipe are strong plumbing and tubing material that will resist corrosion from exposure to water or other elements. It can be used for selective water supply pipes or as a strong tubing for many outdoor applications. Also, these pipes are coated with a layer of zinc. The zinc will provide a barrier against corrosion so that the pipe may be exposed to outdoor environmental elements. The protective barrier proves equally effective against damage from indoor humidity.
Galvanized Pipes are used in many applications. Up until 30 years ago, a galvanized steel pipe was used for water supply pipes in construction. In addition, these pipes are used in outdoor applications wherever the strength of steel is needed, such as rails, fence posts, protective railings, or scaffolding.

Galvanized Pipes Construction

Galvanized Pipes are tubes, often made of polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, ductile iron, steel, cast iron, or copper. They usually carry pressurized and treated fresh water to buildings as well as to the inside of the building.

Detroit Nipple Works offers you the best available selection of Galvanized Pipes, Galvanized Pipe Fittings, and Galvanized Steel Pipes. Our selection is number one.

Get your Steel Pipes, Pipe Fittings, or any other Pipe Fittings that you will need at Detroit Nipple Works.

For your Galvanized Pipes, Galvanized Pipe Fittings, Galvanized Steel Pipes, or any other Pipe Fitting, please call 313-872-6370. You can also use our easy online Request for Quote Form, or general information, our easy online Contact Form.