There are many types of pipes commonly found on the market, including stainless steel pipes and copper pipes. Compared to copper pipes, stainless steel pipes are more popular among the public. So what are the differences between stainless steel pipes and copper pipes?
The compressive strength of stainless steel pipes is greater than 520MPa, but the strength of copper pipes is less than 40% of that of stainless steel pipes. If subjected to external forces, copper pipes are very easy to rupture and leak.
Stainless steel pipes have excellent insulation performance and are very suitable for use as hot water transport pipelines. Copper pipes have poor insulation performance and usually require reinforcement and insulation layers outside the copper pipes to reduce heat loss.
Stainless steel pipes can undergo passivation with oxidants, forming a protective film on the surface that effectively prevents oxidation and contamination of the liquid transported in the pipes. Copper pipes have poor corrosion resistance. When transporting liquid, harmful substances that have aged may be carried away, and the liquid is easily contaminated.
The lifespan of stainless steel pipes can exceed 80 years without frequent replacement or maintenance, while the lifespan of copper pipes is short and requires regular inspection and repair of the protective layers, resulting in high maintenance costs.
Although stainless steel pipes have excellent performance, they are priced lower than copper pipes and require almost no maintenance, making them the preferred choice for pipe engineering due to their cost-effectiveness.
That's all for the introduction of the differences between stainless steel pipes and copper pipes. We hope it is helpful to you. In daily procurement, we recommend purchasing from large manufacturers, as they have sufficient inventory and complete specifications, and the quality of stainless steel pipes is superior. If you want to buy stainless steel pipes, please leave a message for consultation!
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