Galvanized Steel Pipe

You might be wondering what separates a galvanized steel pipe from other pipes. The use of galvanized pipes in the industry has been prevalent for years because of the many benefits that it provides. However, what is galvanized steel and what are the applications of galvanized steel pipes?

What is Galvanized Steel?

The most important part of this equation is galvanized steel. It is the galvanizing process that makes this pipe unique. Galvanized steel is made by coating the metal in zinc. The most common process is hot dipping carbon steel into a molten zinc bath. After the bath, the material is cooled causing the zinc to bond with the steel. This creates an iron-zinc alloy. As a result, the surface of the pipe gains a crystalline finish.

There are many benefits to the galvanization process. First of all, coating steel in zinc is cost-effective. Furthermore, the iron-zinc alloy makes a hard coating that makes it resistant to mechanical damage of any kind. This guarantees long-term reliability and longevity. However, the best part is the reduced maintenance cost due to the strong coating. But what are the applications of galvanized steel?

Applications of Galvanized Steel Pipe

Outdoor applications are a more common use of galvanized pipe today. It is most likely to be seen on handrails or chain link fences. It is highly resistant to corrosion, which makes it a perfect choice for materials that will be exposed to the elements regularly. 

Along with galvanized pipe, Detroit Nipple Works also offers galvanized pipe fittings, hydraulic pipe, hydraulic pipe fitting, and more. Hydraulic pipes are recommended for use in hydraulic systems and are seamless steel pipes, with the interior of the pipe being free of scales,  dirt, and rust.

Galvanized pipe or hydraulic steel pipe, either way, Detroit Nipple Works can fulfill any demand you need. Also, no matter the length or thickness of the steel pipe we can supply it for your next job.

Finally, contact us today for a free quote on galvanized steel pipe or hydraulic pipe, or give us a call at 1.888.698.7888. Put our 75-plus years of experience and professionalism to work for you.

Galvanized Steel Pipe