OPUS

Steam: Carbon Steel Pipe

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Steam is one of the oldest forms of energy used in industry, yet remains one of the least...
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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 pipe is the most common material used for steam systems. Price comparisons to other materials are rarely necessary since other materials are rarely used. It is available in a wide range of sizes and lengths. Its high tensile strength and internal pressure ratings make it ideal for even the highest pressure steam systems. As the most common material used in the mechanical contracting industry, joining and installation techniques are well known by pipefitters.

System Application and Material Usage

Carbon steel’s combination of mechanical properties and characteristics continue to make it a first choice for steam 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.  Numerous flushing chemicals as well as other chemical treatments are available to ensure corrosion free service in steam systems. 

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 for steam systems 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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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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