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The Differences Between Welded and Seamless Pipes

Stainless steel piping utilizes an economical cross-section of steel to create a common and important product in manufacturing and construction industries. Industrial pipes are widely used in architectural applications and civil engineering projects ranging from sewage to oil and gas and compressed air systems. However, stainless steel piping is also used to make stair railings, window guards and contemporary furniture.…

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Guide to Grades and Types of Stainless Steel for Piping

Stainless steel is a cost effective, low-maintenance metal used in civil and mechanical engineering projects Australia wide. Stainless steel is particularly popular for pipe fittings because it is resistant to oxidation and has no effect on other metals. Stainless steel has applications everywhere from shipping, oil and gas, water treatment facilities, energy industries, to the textile machinery. Stainless steel is…

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Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings, The Ultimate Guide

The role of pipe fittings to aid the system of transferring liquids and other products around a plant facility or system. Pipe Fittings connect bored of two or more pipes or tubes to other separate equipment. What is the role of the Pipe Fitting? Stainless steel Pipe fittings are the ideal choice for those in the industrial and commercial sectors…

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The Cost of Compressed Air Leaks — And a Proactive Approach to Address It

Leaks in compressed air systems are a significant source of energy waste. It takes a lot of time and resources to locate and repair them, especially if the facility has no effective leak management program. The solutions are often reactive. But what if we take a proactive approach to address these costly leaks? The real cost of compressed air leaks…

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Fact or Fiction: Getting Real with Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is light, strong and resistant to corrosion. It’s an ideal material for piping. But there are long-standing misconceptions about stainless steel that can lead to applications not having the most appropriate type. Avoid costly and time-consuming repairs. Familiarise yourself with this material by separating fact from fiction. Improve your use and maintenance of stainless steel and learn how…

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The Right Filter for a Particular Air Compressor Contaminant

Compressed air systems are unrivalled for powering pneumatic tools, machinery and processes in various industries. But they’re only as good as the quality of the air within their system. Moisture and particulates can reduce the efficiency of a compressed air system. Contaminants can even make the compressed air system unusable in certain applications. For instance, dirty air can affect food manufacturing…

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Top Tips for an Efficient Compressed Air System

The performance of compressed air powered equipment and tools is often restricted by inadequate air pressure and flow due to a poorly designed compressed air reticulation system Poor equipment performance can also be caused by contamination affecting the equipment due to corrosion in the air system and inadequate filtration. Here are some top tips for an efficient compressed air distribution…

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The Industrial Benefits of Polyethylene, Stainless Steel and Aluminium Piping Systems

When it comes to selecting piping systems for your facility, you want your pipes to operate efficiently, resist corrosion and abrasion, be leak proof and last as long as possible. While pipes are generally manufactured to withstand tough working environments, there are several factors to consider when choosing the right type of pipe. Maximum pressure conditions, ambient surroundings, connections to…

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Nitrogen Gas Supply: Why Industries are Switching to On-Site Generators

Nitrogen gas is one of the most abundant resources on Earth, making up nearly 80 per cent of the air around us. It's used by many industries in various applications. For example, in the food packaging industry, they put a puff of nitrogen gas inside a bag of chips to prolong the products’ freshness and crispness. Pharmaceutical and food manufacturing…

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Choosing the Best Piping for Compressed Air Systems

Pipe material plays an essential role in determining the flow, pressure drop and quality of compressed air. However, not all materials are suitable for compressed air systems. A number of materials can be corroded by lubricants from the compressors, leading to catastrophic failure, contamination, debris and leaks in the air stream. Pipe material does also affect pressure loss caused by…

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