Reasons to Choose Galvanized Steel Pipe

Galvanized Steel Pipe

To understand the reasons you would need a galvanized steel pipe, you should first ask what is galvanization? Galvanization is the process of adding a protective coating made of zinc to iron or steel to help prevent rusting. With this layer of protection pipes can be used in outdoor areas, and can withstand the harm from some of the environmental effects. Galvanized steel pipe is used in many outdoor applications such as fencing, fence posts and water-supply pipes.

Galvanized Steel Pipe Process

The main process for galvanizing a pipe is the hot-dip galvanizing. This is where you take the steel pipe and dip it in a bath of liquid zinc. The coating is made by a metallurgical reaction between the iron in the steel and the liquid zinc. This process was started in 1742 and provides corrosion protection for pipes at a reasonable cost. The steps for hot-dipping are first to use caustic cleaning, then rinse, next would be the pickling, followed by another rinse. After the rinse, the metal is dipped into flux solution then taken out to dry. Next would be the zinc bath, followed by cooling and inspection.

Benefits of Galvanized Steel Pipes

By using a galvanized pipe, you can avoid the cost of maintaining and replacing corroded pipes. With galvanized pipe, your pipes can last a lot longer than a non galvanized one, which will save you money. If you need galvanized pipe for your next construction project give Detroit Nipple Works a call at 1.888.698.7888 or request a quote through our easy form.  At Detroit Nipple Works, we can supply you with everything you need from galvanized pipes to valves and fitting, call us today!


We supply galvanized steel pipe to industries all across the United States. From New York to California east to west or Minnesota to Texas north to south. We can fulfill fast and ship directly to your location.

Posted In: Galvanized Pipe, Pipe

Tags: , , , ,