Metal pipe: varieties and applications
When carrying out construction work widelyVarious materials are used, one of them is a metal pipe. This product serves to create heating systems, laying water, sewage and other communications. It finds application in production, industry and private construction.
Metal pipe is made of non-ferrousor black metal. The latter include products that are made of cast iron or steel, to non-ferrous - items made from non-ferrous alloys.
The main advantagemetal tube, is its strength. Due to this quality, it becomes possible to use the product when laying various communications that are exposed to an aggressive environment.
Pipes made of metal are very difficult to damagemechanically. For example, the corrugated metal pipe, which is part of the furnace heating, is capable of withstanding temperatures of about 1500 degrees. Such high technical parameters ensure good sealing of the materials, but only if the installation is properly completed.
A wide variety of types of metal pipes(water, gas, smoke, for heating systems) allows them to be used not only for laying communications, but also as supporting structures of various structures.
In addition to the pluses, the metal pipe has its owndisadvantages that can be significant. First, the metal has a low corrosion resistance, therefore, water pipes are often subject to repair and replacement. In addition, these materials give high heat losses when used. To reduce the cooling of pipes, they require special thermal insulation, since with a considerable length of the pipeline, the costs can be very significant.
The metal pipe has its own classification. There are welded and seamless products. The latter are produced by rolling, forging or pressing. They differ in the cold and hot-deformed. Seamless pipes can be used in conditions with high loads, they are able to withstand high pressure.
In addition, there are various profiles. A metal square tube can be produced, as well as products of round, oval and rectangular shape.
Installation of pipes is carried out usingwelding machine, so the installation of products will require the skills of a qualified welder. The assembly of metal pipes during construction is usually carried out before finishing works, because welding can damage the quality of facing materials. The installation of the products should be carried out in an open manner, as metal pipes are corroded, and they should not be laid inside the walls.
It should be noted that these products are usually used in industry for heating, at home most often used metal-plastic pipes.