Steel tubing is used in a wide range of industries, from industrial manufacturing to the arts. Steel plumbing, which replaces traditional plastic pipes with stainless steel pipes, is one application for steel tubing. Although stainless steel piping is more expensive than plastic piping, it has a number of advantages over the latter, including:
Low corrosion: The corrosion rate of stainless steel is very low. Even when water is constantly inside the tubes, the metal will remain rust-free for many years. The metal is unlikely to leach into the water, and stainless steel contamination is almost non-existent.
Stainless steel pipes have an appealing appearance and resemble modern, sleek décor. Inside a building, stainless steel pipes can be left exposed and add to the decorative aesthetic of the space rather than detract from it as a plastic pipe would.
Smaller pipes: Steel pipes are extremely efficient, and they can be made with a smaller diameter than pipes made of other materials. Stainless steel pipes have a much higher mass flow rate per diameter than many other materials. This can save money on pipes without compromising the flow rate.
Durable: Stainless steel pipes are extremely durable and will not corrode over time. In 20 years, the pipes will look and act the same as they do now. The pipes do not sag and require significantly less support than plastic pipes.
Strong: Stainless steel is a strong material that can withstand damaging factors such as tree roots, human error, and extreme weather conditions.