Why Pipework for Your Hydronic System Should Be Made of Stainless Steel

Metal fabricators make a wide range of products that can be used for residential, commercial, as well as industrial applications. If you are thinking about installing pipework for your commercial or industrial hydronic system, you are a potential client of metal fabricators. Hydronic systems are HVAC systems that use water as a medium of heat transmission for conditioning large buildings. 

Stainless steel is a popular choice of metal material used to fabricate pipework used in hydroponic systems. Here are a couple of points explaining why stainless steel is an ideal choice of fabrication material for pipework used in hydronic systems. 

Stainless steel pipework can withstand extreme operating temperatures and pressures.

As mentioned above, hydronic systems use water as a means of heat transfer for conditioning big spaces. To do this job effectively, the water running within the system may need to attain high temperatures and pressures, which have the potential to break or fracture most non-metal types of pipes.  Stainless steel pipes are designed to be robust enough to withstand the extreme temperatures and pressures associated with operation of many hydronic systems. The resilient nature of the pipes ensures prolonged lifespan and minimises system downtime.

Stainless steel pipework offers maximum resistance to corrosion.

Water combined with oxygen is the worst enemy of most metal products. When you are installing metal pipework for your hydronic system, you will want to make sure the pipes do not degrade prematurely due to corrosion. Stainless steel pipes are not completely corrosion-resistant, but they offer superior protection against corrosion compared to many other types of metal pipes. The interior surfaces of the pipes can be treated with corrosion-inhibiting chemicals, whereas the exteriors of the pipes may be protected with coats of paint or powder. Therefore, you won't have to worry about incurring the high costs of replacing pipes earlier than you had expected due to rust attack.

Stainless steel pipework can be recycled upon removal.

Whether you need to remove your stainless steel pipes because you want to try something new, or because your old pipes have reached the end of their service life, you can always find solace in knowing that the pipes won't go to waste. Like other stainless steel products, hydronic system pipes made of stainless steel can be recycled, meaning they will be reprocessed at a local metal recycling centre and used to make new products. 

Clearly, there is good value in using stainless steel pipes for your hydronic system pipework installation, so you should seriously consider making the investment. For more information, talk to a professional like Degree C Pty Ltd.

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