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What are the advantages of using stainless steel as conduits?

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What are the advantages of using stainless steel as conduits?

About Stainless Steel Conduit

Though no metal aside from gold and platinum is completely corrosion proof, stainless steel is the most widely used and economical option for harsh or corrosive environments.


• The basic resistance of stainless steel occurs because of its ability to form a protective coating on the metal surface. This coating is a“passive” film that resists further oxidation or rusting.


• The lifespan of stainless steel is often parallel to the lifespan of the structure, and the need for replacement is rare.


• Stainless steel is an iron-based alloy containing a minimum of 10.5 percent chromium. By adding other elements and increasing the chromium content, it will increase corrosion resistance, heat-resisting properties, mechanical properties and improve its fabricating characteristics.


• Type 304L stainless is manufactured with approximately 18% chromium and 8% nickel, allowing for use in a wide range of atmospheric environments. 

Type 316L stainless is manufactured with approximately 16% chromium, 12% nickel, and 3% molybdenum. 

Type 316L’s molybdenum and increased nickel content enhance the resistance to many industrial chemicals and solvents with specific resistance to chloride pitting.


Advantages Of Stainless Steel Conduit

Steel tubing has a variety of uses in many industries from industrial manufacturing to art. One use for steel tubing is the use of steel plumbing, which replaces traditional plastic pipes with stainless steel pipes. it provides many benefits over plastic pipes, including:


Low corrosion: Stainless steel has a low corrosion rate. The metal will retain its rust-free appearance for many years, even when water is constantly inside the tubes. The metal is unlikely to leach into the water, and the metal contamination rate for stainless steel is nearly nonexistent.


Appealing appearance: Stainless steel pipes are attractive and look like modern, sleek décor. It is possible to leave stainless steel pipes exposed inside a building and have that add to the decorative aesthetic of the room, rather than detract from it like a plastic pipe would.


Smaller pipes: Steel pipes are highly efficient, and it is possible to use a smaller diameter of pipe made from steel than pipes made from other materials. The mass flow rate for stainless steel pipes is much higher per diameter than many other materials. This can save on the cost of the pipes without sacrificing flow rate.


Strong: Stainless steel is strong and will resist damaging factors that can ruin other pipes, such as tree roots, human error, and extreme weather conditions.


Recyclable: Unlike plastic pipes, steel pipes are 100 percent recyclable. When the pipes are no longer needed, they can be melted down and turned back into other useable metal pieces in other industries.


Durable: Stainless steel pipes will not weather over time. The pipes will look and act the same in 20 years as they do today. The pipes will not sag and require much less support than plastic pipes.


Stainless steel pipe because of easy cleaning, beautiful appearance, not rusty and widely used in various industries.

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