Pipe fabrication has been changing over the years in the way it is produced, as well as the durability and quality of the final pipe products. Pipe makers all over the world now share a data base which is a kind of open source resource for pipe manufacturers, something which has allowed for the number of advancements made to skyrocket during the last five or ten years. There are also pipe fabrication conferences held each year which also aim to bring the leading pipe makers together so that they can share industry tips and ideas. A list of the most important advancements made in the area of pipe fabrication and pipe system development has recently been released by www.turner-industries.com, which is a major pipe manufacturer in this part of the country. Using the information obtained from said report, we are going to highlight a few of the most interesting changes to have come from the pipe fabrication sector.
New pipes are being made using a coating technology which helps keep water safe along its way to people’s homes and other points of distribution. Scientists have been exploring ways to improve the safety of the delivery system used in drinking water pipes for years. In the past the focus was placed on making pipes stronger so that outside contaminates couldn’t get into the water, but in areas where the pipe has to bring water in through hundreds of miles of pipes, there is always going to be some contamination that happens. What pipe science experts have discovered is that by using special metals on the inside of pipes during pipe fabrication, they could create a kind of filtration system that would help reduce harmful elements from the water, all along its course. The metal coatings being used on the inside on the water pipes today have elements in them which reduce bacteria in the water. This new approach to making water filtration systems safer has quickly become an industry standard in water pipe systems.
Industrial construction companies have begun working with plastic materials for the creation of some of their modern pipe systems. It might seem strange to use plastic to create pipes for an industrial pipe system, but there are some very good reasons why it is becoming a more and more common practice all the time. For starters, the costs of most of the metals used in pipe manufacturing have gone way up over the years. There are some kinds of metal which are just too expensive for pipe makers to use now for regular pipe systems. Apart from the high cost of making pipe systems from metal, there are new kinds of plastic being used which are often just as durable as metal, and much easier for the construction company to work with. The transportation of a metal pipe system is often a task which requires several dozen heavy-duty trucks, whereas with plastic pipes, the transportation of the pipe systems from the production site to the construction site is far less demanding. Plastic pipe may well be the future of pipe systems in this country.