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Lesser-Known Uses for Carbon Steel Piping

Carbon steel piping is the most basic form of steel piping available. It contains a majority of steel, with a few extra types of metal added in for strength and rust-resistant properties. However, none of the other materials have a high enough concentration to create a steel alloy. Carbon steel is used in 85 percent of all steel applications in the United States. Steel piping is often used to transport fuel, oil, or other liquids from one place to another. However, carbon piping also used for some lesser-known uses in a wide variety of industries. Continue reading

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An Overview of Carbon Steel

Think you know everything there is to know about carbon steel? Think again. Carbon steel is a surprising product that has many uses in a huge variety of industries. Before getting into the applications of carbonized steel, it is necessary to find out exactly what the metal is. All steels with a main alloy additive of carbon is carbonized steel. The American Iron and Steel Institute defines this steel as any steel where “no minimum content is specified or required.” This means that the carbon content can be as varied as the manufacturer likes. Carbon steels can also have other metal additives in addition to carbon like cobalt, nickel, chromium, and titanium. Continue reading

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