Galvanized pipes and black steel pipe fittings are the two most common pipe types that are used industry-wide to transport gas and liquid for residential and commercial purposes. Both these pipes are made of steel, however, the main difference lies in their coating. While the galvanized pipe has a zinc coating to prevent mineral deposits, the black ones don’t.
This may also be the reason why galvanized pipes are the more durable choice. While they both have their own strengths and weaknesses, they serve different purposes in the industry and are best at what they do. To understand how these pipes are made and used, it is important to learn some basics about them.
Galvanized Pipe Fittings
Galvanized pipe fittings are added with a zinc layer to have enhanced protection against corrosion and users can also prevent mineral deposits as their accumulation can lead to blockage in the pipe. These pipes are used to supply water to commercial buildings as well as homes but it is very important to prevent corrosion in them. Their rust prevention also allows them to serve as scaffolding frames.
The material’s ability to protect against corrosion and salt makes them a perfect choice to be used for numerous industrial as well as outdoor applications. They are used for various purposes, the only exception is underground lines.
Galvanized pipe fittings perform at their peak efficiency with cold water lines but that doesn’t mean they are not used with hot water. One of the best perks of galvanized pipe fittings is that they offer a higher grade of rust resistance when compared to black fittings. However, these fittings are not used for supplying gaseous state elements.
Black Pipe Fittings
Black Pipe fittings also go by the name of black malleable iron fittings. These pipe fittings are used to transport natural as well as propane gas in houses. Their seamless construction makes their idea to be used for supplying gaseous elements. They also have a lot of importance in the fire sprinkler systems as they can help you prevent fire much better as compared to galvanized pipes.
The higher heat resistance of these pipe fittings makes them a perfect choice for fire sprinkler systems and they can also offer resistance to water damage. As the black steel pipe has a darker-looking surface due to the formation of iron oxide, they are referred to as “black pipe”.
Difference between Galvanized Pipe Fittings and Black Pipe Fittings
The primary difference between steel pipe and galvanized pipe is in the surface. The surface of the black steel pipe is uncoated, and no steam is used in its manufacturing process. This is the reason why it is used to transport gaseous elements to commercial and residential buildings.
Galvanized pipes on the other hand have a surface of zinc to prevent the mineral deposit that can block the pipe. It is very important to prevent the accumulation as it can sometimes cause the pipe to burst. This is the very reason why these pipes are not used for carrying gas.
Benefits of Galvanized Pipe Fittings
- Galvanized pipes by Boss offer better durability, quality as compared to the black-fitting ones and are also anti-corrosion and anti-rust.
- These pipes can be assembled pretty quickly and easily and are much more convenient to use for different purposes.
- Another advantage of galvanized pipe fittings is their easy inspection. You can simply inspect them by checking the production brand and date in ADTO products.