How to see cast iron pipe used in in plumbing systems

In the real life, a couple of people are always wondering how to choose the proper products in the practical applications. As is well known, any sort of product has its advantages and disadvantages. Cast iron piping has been used widely in plumbing systems for hundreds of years. Cast iron pipe is a pipe which has had historic use as a pressure pipe for transmission of water, gas and sewage, and as a water drainage pipe during the 19th and 20th centuries. Compared with some common types of steel pipes, a good quality cast iron pipe, when installed under ideal conditions, has a life expectancy of 75 ~ 100 years, and possibly even more. It can not be denied that cast iron pipe does rust under certain conditions or environments.

galvanized steel pipe

Galvanized steel pipe generally has the rational cost effective in the market. Compared with other typical steel pipe coatings, such as specialized painting and powder coating, galvanization is much more labor-intensive, resulting in a higher initial cost for contractors. Besides, due to its durability and anti-corrosive properties, galvanized steel pipe can recycled and reused, which to some degree save a lot of money during the post maintenance work. In some cases, cast iron also provides many other benefits in plumbing systems that makes it a good choice for homes. However, in comparison with some ordinary steel pipe price, it seems more expensive both in purchase and installation. Furthermore, many plumbers of residential structures do not have the experience it takes to properly install and maintain it. As a result PVC has taken over for the majority of home installations today.

In practical applications, cast iron pipe is often referred to as the “quiet pipe” because of its superior noise suppression unlike PVC piping. Studies have shown CI to be a superior product in controlling noise due to its density. This makes cast iron ideal for condominiums, hotels, healthcare facilities and educational institutions. This sound attenuation feature can be a major benefit in quality residential and commercial construction, where building owners and tenants understand the advantage of iron by the very first flush. We can also often find that the primary drainage stacks or pipes within the walls are constructed of cast iron pipe in some older houses. In the current steel pipe market, hot dipped galvanized pipe has been considered popular a lot among many users today, for the galvanization process protects the steel from rusting damage that can occur during transportation, installation and service. The zinc layer on the surface of pipe can form a barrier protection for steel products to extend the service life in applications.

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Post time: Dec-17-2018
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