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What Are the Applications of Stainless Steel Pipes?

As a major type of steel, stainless steel pipes are widely used in our daily lives. In areas such as transportation of petroleum and gas, manufacturing building structures and road bridges, steel pipes not only reduce the weight of the support structure, saving building materials, but also make construction more and more convenient. So what are the specifications of stainless steel pipes and their application range?

Performance of stainless steel pipes

Stainless steel pipes are divided into seamless pipes and welded pipes.

Production process

Most stainless steel welded pipes are welded from stainless steel coils, which are hot-rolled to a certain thickness and then cold-rolled to the required thickness. Stainless steel seamless pipes are produced by cold drawing and have seamless pipe walls.

Surface of pipes

Stainless steel decorative pipes are made by rolling and processing, and the surface is polished, so the pipe surface is smooth and shiny. The surface of industrial seamless pipes is usually rougher.

Difference in thickness

304 stainless steel decorative pipes are thinner, while industrial stainless steel seamless pipes are generally thicker.

Scope of application

Stainless steel industrial pipes are seamless, with rough and thick pipe walls and strong pressure resistance. They are mainly used for high-pressure, high-strength, and mechanical structure products.

Application range of stainless steel pipes

  • Stainless steel pipes are a type of hollow strip, and many pipes are used to transport fluids such as oil, natural gas, water, steam, etc. Other pipes are relatively light in bending and torsion strength. They are also widely used in the manufacture of mechanical parts and engineering structures.

  • The safety, reliability, and environmental protection of stainless steel pipes make them economical and suitable for development. The thin-walled and various new and reliable and convenient connection methods developed make them the preferred choice among other pipe materials. Their use in engineering will become more and more common, and their application will become more and more widespread. Its future looks promising.

  • Ordinary pipes will gradually be replaced by plastic pipes, composite pipes, and copper pipes due to their susceptibility to corrosion under the influence of relevant national policies. However, under many development conditions in China, stainless steel pipes are more advantageous, especially the thin-walled stainless steel pipes with a wall thickness of only 0.6~1.2mm, which have the characteristics of providing reliable information security, sanitary and environmental protection, and being economical and applicable, which are prioritized in drinking water, hot water, and safe and sanitary water supply in China.

The engineering practices of various countries have proven that stainless steel pipes are a new, energy-saving, and environmentally friendly type of piping material with good water supply induction functions. They are also a highly competitive water supply piping material. It will definitely improve water quality and improve people's living standards.

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