Variety of Steel Pipes and Tubes

Quality and properties of steel can be varied based on the composition and the proportion of elements used to make the alloy. Each of these has different properties and applications in various industries.

Steel Tubes and Pipes

Carbon steel is a metal alloy resulting as a combination of two elements, iron and carbon, where other elements are present in very small quantities and do not affect the properties.

Applications

  • Construction
  • Water
  • Oil & gas
  • Boiler and condenser tubes

Stainless Steel Tubes and Pipes

Stainless steel is steel with an increased proportion of chromium, a minimum of 10.5 percent. This creates a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the steel, preventing any further corrosion. Stainless steel pipes and tubes also contain varying amounts of carbon, silicon, manganese, nickel and molybdenum.

Applications

  • Heat exchangers, boilers
  • Chemical plants
  • Water treatment
  • Transportation
  • Distillation

Hastelloy Tubes and Pipes

Hastelloy is a nickel-based steel alloy that offers a high resistance to corrosion, pitting, and cracking. Additional elements such as molybdenum chromium and iron are part of the alloy, widely regarded as one of the world's toughest.

Applications

Hastelloy tubes and pipes are used in functions involving high-temperature and high-stress, or in mildly to gravely corrosive applications such as

  • Heat exchangers
  • Chemical reactors

Inconel Tubes and Pipes

Inconel is the name given to a range of nickel-chromium super alloys. Hardened through solid solution or precipitation depending on the alloy, it offers extremely high yield, tensile and creep-rupture properties. It is highly resistant to corrosion, heat, and pressure due to its composition.

Applications

  • Chemical processing
  • Racing car engine parts
  • Aerospace industry
  • Commercial gas turbines
  • Food processing
  • Power generation

Titanium and Zirconium Tubes and Pipes

Titanium is highly resistant to salt solutions, seawater, most acids, organic and inorganic chemicals, and gases. This is primarily due to a very thin, tenacious, and highly protective surface oxide film, which provides high resistance to erosion in almost any environment.

Zirconium is resistant to a wide range of organic and inorganic acids and bases, making it an exceptional long-life alternative to other alloys in highly demanding applications.

Applications

  • Aircraft components
  • Heat exchangers and condensers
  • Instrumentation systems
  • Medical implants
  • Sporting goods

To know more about the stainless steel pipes and more supplied by KJ Tubing, Inc., and the various standards our products meet, call (888) 313-TUBE (8823) or send us a message through the contact form. We are prepared to help you find the right stainless steel pipes for your needs.