Around the world, there are millions of miles of pipelines that are used to transmit drinking water. In order to effectively accomplish this task, these pipes must be able to resist corrosion, resist the chemical effects of the water it is transmitting, resist the effects of the soil that it is in, and have received chemical treatments that allow it to provide hygienic drinking water for decades.
In addition to copper, stainless steel seamless pipe has been shown to be effective in accomplishing this goal. In addition to being able to resist corrosion, stainless steel pipe can be manufactured at a price that is competitive when compared to other piping materials.
Why use Stainless Steel?
The first benefit of stainless steel is that it provides amazing corrosion resistance. It can effectively resist oxidation by water as well resist biocides that can negatively affect cast iron and carbon steel. This means that stainless steel pipes have a longer life cycle than other metals.
Stainless steel pipes do not require internal or external coding to protect it from corrosion. This means that it costs less to make stainless steel pipes. They also have a minimal negative impact on the environment.
Stainless steel is a very hygienic material. As a result, water that travels through stainless steel pipes will only leech a minimal amount of alloy elements. This means that the water that is transmitted is clean, high quality, and free of pollution.
Stainless steel pipes have very low friction when compared to cement piping or carbon steel pipes. As a result, a high level of water pressure can be maintained throughout the pipes. This in turn means that a smaller internal diameter of pipe can be used. The smaller the pipe used, the less expensive it is. So using stainless steel pipe saves money. Additionally, since stainless steel pipes have low friction, it is harder for deposits to adhere to the piping. As a result, bacterial colonization inside stainless steel pipes are very low, which again improves the quality of the water that is transmitted through it.
Stainless steel is easy to fabricate. This is because stainless steel is adaptable and malleable when heated. A wide variety of stainless steel pipes can be created in different shapes and sizes to meet the needs of any given application. Finally, stainless steel is 100 percent recyclable. This means that the initial cost of purchasing the steel is recouped when it is recycled.