In this day and age, there are many options for steel pipes, such as galvanized pipe, ERW Steel pipes, DOM tubing, and much more. What makes each one unique or stand out from the crowd? The galvanized pipe has many features that make it appealing to many industries.
The process of galvanizing is the submersion of a steel or iron pipe in a molten zinc bath. Before it is dipped in zinc, the steel tube needs to be properly cleaned. The thickness of the coat can be adjusted as needed.
Cost is on everyone’s mind, and to find a good product with a low cost is hard to do. That is why galvanized tubes are high on everyone’s list. Galvanizing a pipe usually cost much less than other protective methods. In addition, galvanizing is much less labor intensive, which in turn, makes the cost lower. Along with the cost, longevity is another added bonus of galvanizing. A properly galvanized tube can last decades.
The coating of the pipes makes it much more tough and durable than other types. Very seldom will you see damage from service or transport from these pipes. Naturally, because of the toughness and long life, a lot less maintenance is needed to maintain galvanized pipes. Also, inspection of the pipes is much easier, they can be examined by eye not really needing any special tools.
Finally, another advantage is assembly. Galvanized steel pipe is ready to use right from the manufacturer. No need to coat or paint, just install and you are good. At Detroit Nipple Works we have been supplying galvanized pipe and other types to companies all over the country. We have extensive knowledge of steel fittings, valves, nipples, and pipes for over 80 years. You can request a quote today for any of your steel pipe needs.
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.
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.
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.