The manufacture of pipes have gone through the so-called industrial revolution! If you look back in time and check how this important industry has evolved, one can say with certainty that this is a revolution! From wooden pipes to today’s galvanized pipes, it has been a long journey. Early wooden pipes were constructed out of logs that had a large hole bored lengthwise through the center. Later wooden pipes were constructed with staves and hoops similar to wooden barrel construction. Stave pipes have the advantage that they are easily transported as a compact pile of parts on a wagon and then assembled as a hollow structure at the job site. Wooden pipes were especially popular in mountain regions where transport of heavy iron or concrete pipes would have been difficult. Industrial process piping (and accompanying in-line components) can be manufactured from wood, fiberglass, glass, steel, aluminum, plastic, copper, and concrete. The in-line components, known as fittings, valves, and other devices, typically sense and control the pressure, flow rate and temperature of the transmitted fluid, and usually are included in the field of Piping Design (or Piping Engineering). For me the most interesting thing in the tube industry is the so-called galvanized pipes! Why is it so interesting is explained by the following text; galvanized pipes are developed for the marine environments tough corrosion requirements, they are ideal, for example, port facilities, paper mills, refineries, chemical plants, tunnels, etc.
Stainless is no longer needed!
Since I work in the fire service this with galvanized pipe has become more interesting for me. You now understand what I mean right? Maximum security and reliability are important in systems for fire protection and fire-fighting operations. This security is delivered by Alvenius steel pipe systems. Pipes, couplings, fittings and coatings is their specialty and it is therefore we use them always for our needs.