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How To Know If Galvanised Steel Pipe If The Right Material For You

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29/04/2021

Galvanised steel pipe is essential in modern industrial operations. Common uses for galvanised steel pipe are to use them as structural supports of a building, food processing plants, commercial kitchens (especially countertops), slaughter houses, conveyor belts, freezers and refrigerators.

But what is galvanised steel and how is it different to regular steel? When people mention galvanised metal they are referring to what's known as steel that has been dipped in a protective zinc coating to protect the alloy against oxidation, a process that causes rust and other issues. When people talk about galvanisation it's usually ‘hot dipped’ into a molten vat of zinc. This process ensures a longer life for the steel and makes sure you get your money's worth from your product. In general, galvanised steel is less expensive than stainless steel. It is also easier to manipulate while still retaining a great deal of strength. A hot-dip galvanized pipework system is especially designed for conveying bulk goods in outdoor areas and can be tailored to the particular needs of the client or warehouse system. Provided the client has a pipe thickness requirement of 3mm or more and the goods are abrasive in quality.

Here are some galvanised steel pipe products that will help you out whatever your piping needs may be!

Welded Pipes

Welded steel pipes have lower cost and higher production efficiency. Welded pipe comes in three forms: welded on the outside diameter, welded on the inside diameter or welded on both sides.  The majority of the welded pipes available are welded on both sides.

Whatever the type of welded pipe, the main factor is that they have a seam on the outside of the pipe.  A welded pipe is the most cost effective solution for all galvanised steel pipe. The wall thickness of a welded pipe is generally known to be thicker and stronger than a seamless pipe. Also they are more frequently available than other types of pipes thanks to the ease of manufacturing welded pipes. In terms of aesthetics, a welded pipe is a more smooth and polished product, giving a look of professionalism and efficiency.

Welding Ends

If you require a solution that will provide long term satisfaction whilst needing to retrofit to existing pipes that requires the use of welding,and you want to use a galvanised steel pipe a galvanised welding end is an excellent choice. By all accounts welding galavanised steel is an easy and relatively fuss free process with a few safety requirements.  The welding itself must be performed by a welding professional and good ventilation is required. If ventilation cannot be secured the use of another source of circulated air must be used or an respirator for the welding professional. Use of the welding ends ensures quick and easy installation and retrofitting.

Push in pipes

Sometimes you can prepare for everything and still be surprised! That's where galvanised steel pipe called push in pipes can get you out of trouble. Push in pipes are fully seam welded pipes with one machine lipped end, designed as the simplest way for making custom lengths in vertical pipelines. They are a great timesaver should you need a quick and easy solution.  However please make sure you are aware that push-in pipes should only be used in cases where length adjustment is necessary. Due to their design, push-in pipes are not to be used if wanting to minimise the shocks from explosion.