Stacks and stacks of new steel pipe sitting on a dock or rolling along on the back of a transport truck are a sight to behold. Yet, where does all of this steel pipe go? There are so many different applications for steel pipe that one can never tell where all of it will end up. Depending on what your industry is, you could use some steel pipe, too. All of the following industries and ways of using steel pipes will help you determine if this product might work for your own industry in some capacity.
In the oil industry, steel pipes are used to extract and transport crude oil out of the ground. They are strong enough to withstand the amount of pressure that occurs when an oil well is tapped and oil is forced upward through the pipes into either a collection tank, or through an additional series of pipes that takes the oil over the ground several miles to the nearest refinery. The pipes can sustain extreme heat as well, a plus in any event where the oil catches on fire and needs to be contained to the pipes and the well.
In almost every case where a company is drilling for oil, they may hit natural gas pockets first. The gas may either be left to vent through steel pipes and burn off before drilling continues, or the gas may be harvested for consumer use. Neither scenario would be possible without the pressure- and heat-resistant properties of new steel.
Manufacturers of paper have built their companies on flowing waterways for over a hundred years. That is because the logs for making paper used to be floated downstream to the factories, where they would be broken down and tossed into vats of acid to become paper mulch, and because paper factories need immense amounts of water to do what they do. Nowadays, these paper manufacturers have wood brought by the truckload, but all of the water that is used in these plants is still taken from the waterways on which these plants sit. To get that much water up into the buildings and into the vats and pipes, large diameter steel pipes or cast iron pipes are used to suck up large quantities of water into the plumbing inside the plants. The used water is then fully treated to avoid harming the environment before it is released out of the plant or it is recycled inside the plant for continued use.
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