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Copper Pipe

Copper is a versatile metal used in various industries. Copper pipes are known for their excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, durability, and malleability. This piping material can handle pressure of up to 1000 psi. The average lifespan of copper piping will range from 50 – 70 years, depending on the surrounding climate, water quality, and operating patterns. They are extensively used in plumbing systems for residential and commercial buildings. They are often preferred for conveying water and gas due to their reliability, long lifespan, and resistance to high pressures. Copper pipes are commonly used for supplying hot and cold water and drainage and sewage systems. Their smooth interior surface ensures efficient flow and minimizes clogs and buildup.

In addition to plumbing, copper pipes are used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. They are great for transporting refrigerant gasses in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Copper’s excellent heat transfer properties make it ideal for carrying hot or chilled water in hydronic heating and cooling systems. Since copper is corrosion-resistant, it is suitable for conveying chemicals and corrosive liquids in industrial settings. Additionally, copper pipes manufacture heat exchangers, solar panels, electrical wiring, and telecommunications systems.

Installing copper pipes typically involves soldering or brazing techniques to create leak-resistant connections. They can be joined using various fittings such as couplings, elbows, tees, and valves, allowing easy customization and system modification. It’s worth noting that copper pipes are considered a valuable material with a high scrap value, contributing to their sustainability and recycling potential.

No matter your piping needs, DS Pipe & Steel has you covered. We carry numerous piping grades, diameters, and wall thicknesses. Call DS Pipe & Steel today to speak with one of our experienced sales reps.