OPUS

Storm Water: Galvanized Steel Pipe

Storm water drainage systems are networks of pipes and culverts designed to transport surface...
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Steel pipe that has been dipped into a molten zinc bath is commonly known as "Hot...
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Benefit of Material to Systems Application

Strength and durability are probably the most useful properties of galvanized steel when referring to storm water systems. Storm water pipes can be installed in areas where the pipe is likely to be bumped around or run into by various objects or vehicles. Steel pipe is able to deal with high force impacts without cracking or breaking, making it useful in dangerous areas. The chemical resistance provided by the zinc coating can also be very useful when the pipe is installed in corrosive environments. It is somewhat expensive when compared to plastic pipe such as PVC both in material and installation costs. Another disadvantage is the tendency for steel pipe to scale up on the inside after a number of years. This decreases the diameter of the pipe and reduces flow.

System Application and Material Usage

Galvanized steel has found use in many different storm water applications.  Many auto factories use galvanized to pipe the water from the roof drains down to the storm sewer. These pipes will typically run down next to support beams or walls in the building. The use of galvanized steel pipe allows for exposed storm water lines because the steel can hold up to impacts associated with factory work (workers, carts, forklifts, etc.).  For use in storm water systems, galvanized pipe is typically connected with grooved couplings; however, galvanized pipe may also be threaded or flanged. Many health hazards are associated with welding of galvanized pipe, therefore welding is not a common joining method and flanges must be threaded onto galvanized pipe or welded onto the pipe prior to it being galvanized.

Manufacturers and Suppliers Participating in OPUS

ANVIL International

Anvil International offers a full line of domestically-produced iron fittings, steel nipples,......
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Embassy Group LTD

Embassy Group LTD is a 100-percent member owned, 3.2 billion dollar corporation consisting of......
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F.W. Webb Company

F.W. Webb Company is a multi-faceted distributor of plumbing and heating, HVAC and controls,......
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Ferguson

Ferguson specializes in providing PVF, Plumbing, HVAC and Related Specialty Products and......
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Galloup Company

J.O. Galloup Company is a premier distributor of commercial and industrial piping products,......
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Hajoca Corporation

Founded in 1858, the Hajoca Corporation is the largest privately owned wholesale distributor of......
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Jomar Valve

Founded in 1966 by former Navy Commander Joseph Martin, Jomar Valve set out to change the way......
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MORSCO

MORSCO is a leading U.S. distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, HVAC, and PVF, with......
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Mueller Industries, Inc.

Mueller Industries, Inc. is the leading U.S. manufacturer of copper tube, copper fittings and......
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Weldbend Corporation

Weldbend Corporation is a manufacturer of carbon steel welding fittings and forged steel......
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Applicable Joining Methods

Flanged

Flanging maybe used for threaded or plane-end pipe. After a flange component is installed on the...
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Grooved

Grooved pipe joints consist of two grooved pipe ends (typically roll grooved) connected with a...
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Threaded

A connection in which an internal threaded fitting and an external threaded piece of pipe or...
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