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.
Galvanized Pre Galvanized steel tubing is a clear, color-fast, fully sealed product with an excellent resistance to galvanic corrosion, moisture and mildew. This tubing is flexible and lightweight, offering the use of flexible feeding material that ensures that the quickening and installation processes run smoothly. Low galvanized steel cross section thickness is provided and the tubes can be seamless or with a mild textured, brushed finish. This tubing meets FDA and USDA specifications for both domestic and commercial applications. This seamless tubing is available in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of any application.
Galvanized, Stainless Steel Tubing is another option for protecting tubes and fittings. This type of galvanized round tubing meets the same rigorous requirements as galvanized round tubing, including FDA and USDA certification. This tubing is available as seamless or with a textured, brushed finish. This durable, high tensile tubing is used for everything from pipes and tubing to kitchen equipment, industrial welded wire and heavy gauge cables. Its smooth, non-marring surface is impervious to nicks and cuts and easily cleansed with water. The seamless, color-fast, pre-galvanized stainless steel tubing is made with a polyester reinforced thermoplastic core and is available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.
Galvanized Copper Tubing is similar to galvanized round tubing in terms of durability and resistance to galvanic corrosion. The most important advantage of this tubing is its thickness, which is one inch. This thickness enables devices and assemblies to be safely installed without having to use nails or screws. When galvanized, the copper strands are coated with an electrochemical compound that provides protection against electrochemical corrosion, the effects of which can weaken metals over time. The length and gauge of copper tubing are generally limited by mechanical properties of the raw material.
Galvanized Steel Tubing Galvanized steel tubes are similar to galvanized round tubing in terms of wear and tear, but they have a different application. Stainless steel pipes are commonly used for plumbing applications in residences and offices, while galvanized steel pipe (sometimes called galvanized piping) is ideal for applications where the pipes have a tendency to be exposed to moisture. In these cases, the galvanized pipe serves as an extra barrier against moisture. galvanized steel pipe has higher thermal conductivity than galvanized round tubing.
Galvanized Copper Tubing With a lower cost than galvanized steel round tubing, copper tubing has a higher density and greater structural flexibility. A one-inch diameter copper tube has a maximum load capacity of approximately ninety pounds per square inch, while a two-inch diameter tube has a maximum load capacity of two hundred and forty pounds per square inch. The high density of copper tubing allows the device to be easily suspended from a twelve-foot high wooden beam. If the galvanized round tubing is exposed to moisture, corrosion will likely occur. If galvanized steel pipe should corrode, the pipe could become dislodged and shatter, causing personal injury.
Galvanized Seamless Plastic Tubing Galvanized seamless plastic pipe is made by passing a short staple wire through the material and galvanizing the end of the wire, which is referred to as a tie wire, to form a round bead. This bead is then inserted into the galvanized steel tube steel pipe. Because the plastic does not undergo galvanization, this type of round tubing allows liquid to flow through it freely without any contact with the metal. Galvanized seamless plastic pipe is commonly used for plumbing applications where direct connection to the galvanized pipe is not required.
Galvanized Smooth Tubing Commonly referred to as smooth welded tubing, these tubes contain additives that increase their strength and minimize the formation of welds. The welding process is similar to regular galvanized steel but the round piece is allowed to cool to room temperature before joining. During this cooling process, the piece is kept apart from the welded joint and a small gap is left between the welded area and the exterior surface of the round piece. As a result, the seamless piece refrains from rusting and becomes nearly impossible to detect.