The Modern Stainless Steel Pipe

Posted on April 30, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel pipes are used in construction due to its corrosion resistance and strength.

Stainless steel is found in many different industries throughout the world.  You can see it in medical, oil and gas, marine and in construction.  It is very popular in these arenas due to its corrosion resistance and durability.  Today, steel comes in many different grades and finishes suitable to meet a wide array of environmental settings and functions.

You are able to order a stainless steel pipe in a welded or a seamless version.  Some experts state that a seamless piping is stronger than welded.  On the other hand, a welded pipe is produced from a flat-rolled steel which provides it with a better wall uniformity than seamless.  So how do you make your choice?   Examine what is the purpose of the metal and what are the specifications you need.  To be certain, call one of our stainless steel and nickel alloy bar experts.  We are here to answer whatever questions you may have and guide you down the right path.

Another aspect to think about is the shape.  This metal pipe comes in different forms.  You may choose from square, round, rectangular and more.  Check out our large selection and decide what silhouette works best for you.

When building private homes, residential buildings and commercial property think about material you using to contain flammable gases, transport water and preserve heat.  These steel pieces are ideal for such scenarios.

To find out more call National Specialty Alloys today.  We are your worldwide distributor of stainless steel and nickel alloy bars.

Finding the Right Stainless Steel Supplier

Posted on April 19, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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It does not matter if you are building an homage to the San Francisco Federal Building or need steel tubing for your company's food processing plant. National Specialty Alloys is here to help you!

Turning to your local home improvement store is not always the best idea when purchasing stainless steel products.  The selection is limited and/or the amount you need is not currently in stock.  These two factors hinder you from buying in bulk putting your entire project on-hold until further supplies are ordered.  This wastes time and money; both of which you have none of.  Instead turn to us, National Specialty Alloys.  We carry affordable, high quality products available to fulfill your next order.  We are your worldwide distributor of stainless steel and nickel alloy bars.

What is the First Step to Buying Steel?

The first step is to tell your representative what you need the steel tubing for.  Is it for a gas tank, oil rig or a marine related use?  If so, then he/she will guide you through the steel grades that are best suited for such settings.  There are also specific steel grades used for food processing, medical industry, heat exchangers, housing and more.  Your knowledgeable, experienced and reputable specialist will steer you in the right direction.

There are other factors to consider too. Think about the finish.  What look do you wish your project to exhibit?  What is the overall aesthetic?  If it is for high end, multi-residential buildings then your options are different than tubes required for a pharmaceutical plant.  But don’t worry or stress.  Your specialist will help you narrow down your choices until you reach the ideal, customized order created especially for you.

Find out more by calling us today.

What are the Differences between Soldering, Brazing and Welding Stainless Steel?

Posted on February 23, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Welding stainless steel is only one method of producing stainless steel tubes.

I do not suggest for you to solder or weld steel tubing on your own.  It can be a dangerous process if not implemented correctly.  My advice is to leave it to a professional.  Your steel supplier or manufacturer can handle this job for you.  But this does not stop clients from asking about the availability of the various techniques; thus, am here to share with you the distinction between soldering, brazing and welding steel.

What is Soldering?

Soldering is a process that fuses two or more metals together by connecting the melting of a metal between them.  The melting metal is referred to as the solder.  When soldering stainless steel, the manufacturer can choose to solder two stainless steel pieces together rather than use a different material known as the filler metal.

There are companies that use soldering and brazing practices but do not confuse the two. They both use heat but the temperature used in each method is distinct.  Soldering is connecting the metals below 800 degrees Fahrenheit while brazing is above 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

What is Welding?

Welding is when you take two pieces of metal, heat them up until you reach the melting point then gum the tubes together at the joints.   Most experienced, knowledgeable and trained professionals recommend using electric power when welding stainless steel tubing.   There are a wide array of power sources to choose from such as constant voltage, AC, DC reverse polarity and more.

To find out more about how stainless steel tubing is made then call us today.

 

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