Pipes: stainless steel
Which pipes are suitable for water pipes
Special requirements are imposed on the laying of drinking water pipes. Pipes through which drinking water flows do not have to oxidize and thereby influence its composition. Today, the most convenient and common material for pipes is stainless steel, which has anti-corrosion properties. Chromium-containing stainless steel and galvanized stainless steel are ideal for pipes from which drinking water pipes are built. Such pipes are not oxidized, do not rust and do not change the composition of water. Alloy iron with carbon — carbon steel is usually galvanized. Also used to become alloyed with various additives. On the surface of the chromium-containing stainless steel there is an oxide film, which is formed by interaction with air. It also protects the metal from further oxidation.
Advantages of stainless pipes
Pipes made of stainless steel meet the strictest sanitary and hygienic requirements. Stainless steel is chemically passive with Ph starting from 4 and up to 10, with an allowable rate of Ph of 6.5 to 9.5. Such pipes are very reliable and differ in their durability, withstand significant pressure and temperature changes.
8−10 years after the beginning of the operation, the pipes, as they say, begin to tighten from the inside and allow a smaller flow of water. This happens, as a rule, with pipes of cold water supply, because in hot water there are special additives that prevent the pipes from «narrowing». The adverse effect on stainless steel is chlorine, which kills in water pathogens and pathogens, disinfects water. Of course, chlorine ions negatively affect stainless pipes, but it is not possible to refuse it.
Pipes made of stainless steel are manufactured in two ways: welded and seamless. Each method has its own advantages. Seamless pipes are more durable, but also more labor-intensive in production. When welding pipes, the stainless steel sheet is folded in such a way that the seam extends along the entire length of the pipe. Welding can take place spirally — along a winding steel tape. At the same time, the strength of the seam is only 10% below the strength of the whole sheet.
In the warehouse of Electrovek-Steel LLC there is a wide range of stainless steel products available. We offer high quality stainless pipes at the best prices. We are always ready to help customers with the best choice. At your service are experienced management consultants. Quality of production is guaranteed by strict observance of production standards. The lead times for orders are minimal. Wholesale buyers receive preferential discounts.