This section provides an overview for bronze pipe as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 23 bronze pipe manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Bronze pipe is a type of piping.
Piping is a cylindrical component that transports gases, liquids, and powders, and is classified into metallic and non-metallic tubes according to material. Metallic pipes include alloy steel pipes, stainless steel, aluminum, and bronze pipes. Non-metallic pipes include polyethylene and polybdenum pipes. The material used depends on the type of fluid to be transferred, the environment, and the purpose.
Among metal pipes, alloy steel pipes are resistant to low and high temperatures, stainless steel pipes are rust-resistant and strong, and aluminum cans are rust-resistant and lightweight.
Among these, bronze pipe is most commonly used for gaseous and liquid piping due to their superiority in various properties such as electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, waterproofing, and corrosion resistance.
Due to its superior properties, bronze pipe is used in a wide range of applications.
In buildings and single-family homes, bronze pipe are often used for water supply and hot water piping due to its excellent corrosion resistance, workability, and antibacterial properties. Its high thermal conductivity is also used in heat exchangers for air conditioners and refrigerators, as well as in hot-water floor heating panels.
In addition, bronze pipe is used in a wide variety of fields, such as automobile motor parts due to their high electrical conductivity, CPU cooling devices for PCs and game consoles due to their high thermal conductivity, and medical gas piping.
Bronze pipe is characterized by excellent electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, water resistance, corrosion resistance, antibacterial properties, low-temperature resistance, and workability.
In particular, its strong antimicrobial properties are a major feature, and it has been proven effective in inhibiting the growth of Escherichia coli O-157 and Legionella bacteria, and inactivating the infectivity of influenza and norovirus viruses.
It was once believed that "green rust," a type of copper rust, was a toxic substance, but it is now certified as harmless.
Bronze pipe also has excellent corrosion resistance, and has been widely used for many years in piping for water supply and hot water supply. However, there are conditions under which bronze pipes are susceptible to corrosion, depending on the nature of the fluid and the environment.
For example, when the fluid inside the bronze pipe is seawater, gas containing sulfurides, or low pH water such as well water, or when the environment outside the bronze pipe contains acidic soil or near a beach exposed to sea breezes, the bronze pipe may corrode, creating holes, leading to leakage accidents.
There are two types of bronze pipe: architectural bronze pipe and refrigerant bronze pipe. Refrigerant bronze pipe is used for air-conditioning refrigerant, while architectural bronze pipe are used for other general piping applications.
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Continental Steel & Tube Company (Continental) was founded in 1985 and operated out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Continental is a supplier and distributor of quality metals and is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9120B:2016 certified. Continental serves the aerospace, petrochemical, construction, military, medical, industrial, racing, automotive, and marine industries. Continental offers products of a number of materials including titanium and titanium-based metals, nickel, carbon and alloy steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and bronze.
Aluminum Distributing, Inc. (ADI Metal) was established in 1958 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where it is still headquartered today. ADI Metal is a distributor of metal and metallic materials for both private and public industrial and maritime industries both in the United States and abroad. ADI Metal is ISO 9001:2015 certified. ADI Metal’s product segments are split into aluminum alloy products, stainless steel products, and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals. These metals include armor plating, brass, bronze, carbon steel, copper, cupronickel, and titanium.
Alloys Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in San Diego, California. Alloys Inc is a custom manufacturer and distributor of metals in all standard alloys and shapes, serving ship building & repair, heavy equipment, defense and government, construction & architectural, buildings & structures, and industrial manufacturing industries. Alloys Inc. offers services to fabricate products to custom specification using methods such as shearing, flame cutting, plasma cutting, heat treating, welding, machining, forming, punching, band saw cutting, waterjet cutting, drilling, and sawing. Alloys Inc also supplies standard metals and drywall framing systems.
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