Galvanized Iron Pipe
Galvanized steel pipe is a type of pipe made of iron and coated with a protective material made of zinc. The coating is intended to protect steel from corrosion so that its use is more durable.
If you think all galvanized pipes are the same, think again. Galvanized steel pipe production is adjusted to various sizes and wall thicknesses for a variety of different uses. By default, the length of the galvanized pipe is 6 meters.
For shapes, galvanized also has a different type. There are regular pipes, tubes, sheet plates, U, H, C shapes, boxes, and so on. Before choosing the size and type of pipe, you should do a survey first.
At present, one of the most popular types of galvanized steel pipes is the standard type and sch 40. The difference between them lies in the thickness of the pipe construction; sch type 40 has a higher thickness and is often used for pipe vessels whose repulsion is also high.
Often, galvanized steel pipes are called GIP (Galvanized Iron Pipe) or GI (Galvanized Iron). In the following explanation, you will see several types of galvanized pipe specifications in addition to their length and diameter.
Size units use standard m (meters), ft (feet), sm (centimeters), inches, and millimeters.
Diameter uses the Ø standard.
Type of pipe diameter that is commonly done by pipe makers:
Ø 1/2 ", ¾", 1 ", 1½", 2 ", 2½", 3 ", 4", 6 ", 8", 10 "with a length of 6 m.
The thickness of the pipe has various specifications, depending on the type or type, and the thickness of the pipe wall which is called the schedule.
Type of galvanized steel pipe schedule is commonly referred to as Medium A, Medium B, and Nonmedium classes.
The thickness varies, starting from 1mm, 1½mm, 2mm, and so on.
The schedule / thickness difference can be seen from the weight of the steel pipe when lifted. If the pipe type feels heavier than the others with the same diameter, it means that the pipe has a larger medium number.
For most people, buying galvanized steel pipes without knowing about threads is common. However, you should know the screw length in the pipe purchased. Standard threads on ordinary pipe connections are symbolized by the letter "R".