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Types Of Galvanized Round Tubing And Their Uses

Galvanized round tubing provides a protective barrier around threaded tube ends and fittings from rusting and acid etching. Galvanized round tubing is formed by an electrolysis process of galvanizing and then heating and straining the metal, usually aluminum, to thin, round wires. These are typically used for interior applications such as in plumbing, or for exterior applications such as on fencing, to provide a protective barrier. Because galvanized round tubing resists corrosion, this tubing is used to protect train tracks from rusting, to maintain train tracks from salt spray corrosion, or to prevent rusting from rain and ice accumulation on railroad tracks. Galvanized tubing also is used to provide a protective coating on electrical panels, to prevent degradation of electrical insulation, or to prevent oxidation on panel wiring to prevent galvanic corrosion of the metal.

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