OPUS

Condensate Return: Carbon Steel Pipe

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In a steam heating system, it is the job of the condensate return to convey water back to the...
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Manufactured as welded or seamless, and in a variety of wall thicknesses, (Light, Standard,...
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Benefit of Material to Systems Application

Carbon steel is the most common material used for condensate return systems. Carbon steel’s combination of economics, physical properties and characteristics continue to make it a good choice for this application. Only in corrosive environments would any other material be used. Carbon steel pipe has high tensile strength and internal pressure ratings, making it useful in all condensate return applications.

System Application and Material Usage

Carbon steel’s combination of mechanical properties and characteristics continue to make it a first choice for condensate return applications.  A key advantage to steel is its ability to be rolled, formed, bent or fabricated, allowing it to be manufactured into various sizes, shapes, and configurations.  The elongation properties of steel allow it to withstand stresses and strains without bursting under shocks from surges, water hammer and other man-made disturbances.  Longer lengths enable faster and more economical installations.   

Steel pipe is available in a variety of wall thicknesses.  The system working pressure and pipe joining method will determine the required pipe wall thickness for each application.  Steel pipe may be installed using a variety of joining methods including grooved, welded, flanged, threaded and other mechanical joining methods.

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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Metraflex Company

For over 55years Metraflex has met the needs of the contractor. The MetraLoop, a flexible pipe......
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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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Team Industries, Inc.

Team Industries, Inc. offers a 3000# Generation III and 3000# Generation IV (hydraulically......
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Tri Tool Inc.

Tri Tool Inc. designs and manufactures cutting and prepping tools for pipe and tube from .12 to......
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Viega

Founded in 1899, Viega manufactures and distributes the highest quality plumbing, heating and......
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Weldbend Corporation

Weldbend Corporation is a manufacturer of carbon steel welding fittings and forged steel......
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Winsupply

WinWholesale, Inc. is comprised of over 525 wholesale distribution locations. Along with Noland......
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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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Welding

Welding is generally defined as the act of joining together two or more components by heating...
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