Air Energy provides a range of galvanized BSP tapered threaded fittings for very basic threaded fittings that are reliable and economic. We primarily promote stainless steel or brass fittings, but offer galvanised iron, or glass reinforced nylon as cheaper alternatives when required.
Polyethylene or polypropylene BSP fittings are not recommended for compressed air applications, and are really only suitable for water. With our vast selection of fittings, you will find something to match your needs.
If you are looking for threaded pipe fittings and are still determining what would be ideal for your system, you can rest assured. We are here to aid you with your queries and doubts so that you can get the best results. We at Air Energy guarantee the quality and provide you with a competitive price for our products.
Galvanised fittings are not dipped into molten zinc and then any threads are cut afterwards otherwise the molten zinc will block up the threads. Other zinc coatings can be applied by electroplating and may be colloquially referred to as galvanised, but the coating, although protecting threaded areas, is much thinner than actual galvanising. all zinc coatings are applied to steel to protect it from rust and corrosion. Making threaded pipes and pipe fittings out of galvanised steel rather than black or bright steel is is highly recommended since it gives resistance to rust and corrosion.
Galvanized steel fittings are offered in conventional diameters ranging from 1/4″ to 4″.
Galvanized steel gains popularity from its ability to withstand corrosion and cheap cost, however pressfit stainless systems have largely replaced galvanised steel for pipework due to the much faster installation time, increased internal diameter and much better appearance and performance. Galvanized pipe fittings can endure the effects of weather for 50 to 70 years, making them long-lasting.
Regardless of the number of advantages, the drawbacks of galvanized pipes are also to be considered when using the system.
Steel pipes have a zinc coating on their outsides to prevent corrosion. Still, if even a little portion of that coating is removed, the pipe will begin to rust wholly and within corrode.
If the pipe develops rust or corrosion, the metal will react with the water and release toxic compounds that will form plaque inside the pipe and contaminate the water supply. GI Pipes are not food-grade materials. Thus the water from their water supply cannot be used for potable reasons.