Australian Financial Reviews’ steel pipe industry editor Matthew Stocksfield says you need to consider a few factors before buying a pipe from a steel supplier.
The biggest thing to look out for is the pipe supplier’s reputation.
If you’ve ever used a pipe supplier that was poorly maintained, poorly equipped or poorly trained, you’re probably going to be disappointed.
“They’ll have a reputation for not caring about their pipes,” he says.
“I’ve seen this happen with a lot of suppliers.
They’ll say they’re not going to do anything for a long time and then suddenly they’re going to take it on and it’s a lot worse than it’s ever been before.”
So, if you want to use quality steel pipes, you’ll need to know the history of a pipe company, the history and quality of its products, its suppliers and the quality of the pipe.
The history of the company The history of an Australian steel pipe company can help you decide which one is the best for your needs.
The history is not just about what pipe was used but how the pipe was made, and what the pipe had to do to make it.
“They have to have their pipe made by hand,” Mr Stocksma says.
“It has to be welded, drilled and finished to a standard of quality and this can take years.”
A company that has a history of making quality pipes can provide you with a pipe that’s safe, reliable and reliable.
“Pipes have a history,” Mr Stockings says.
He says you want quality pipes because they can last a lifetime, and that means they need to be well maintained and used in the right way.
“If a pipe has been in use for more than a decade, it’s going to have deteriorated,” he explains.
“If it’s been in a landfill, it might not have survived for the next 100 years.”
If you don’t know the origin of the product, you can’t trust it.
“It has a different colour, it has a grain and the shape of the thread has different colours, it doesn’t have any special properties,” Mr Schoene says.
If you’re unsure whether the pipe is Australian or European, you might want to look at the ingredients.
“A lot of European pipes are made with imported European wood, which is a bit more expensive,” Mr Shoene explains.
“But there’s no real reason why that shouldn’t be sourced locally.”
The history and equipment usedThe pipe you use to make your pipes should be safe and reliable, Mr Schooene says, and have a strong history of use.
“I’d be looking for a pipe made from 100 per cent Australian oak, which should have no corrosion, no wear and tear, and it should last for 20,000 years.”
The pipe’s history should be consistent with the history in which it was made.
“We’ve got some European pipes that were made in the 19th century and the British made the pipes that are still in use today,” Mr Seaman says.
The pipe itself should also be safe.
“Pipes are more durable than most other things that people have on their properties,” he adds.
“And they should be well insulated, as well as having good airflow.”
For most of Australia’s history, pipes have been used to make everything from food to electricity to medical equipment.
“A lot, if not most, of the industrial applications that we use are done by hand, and pipes are the tools that we’re using,” Mr Gillett says.
So, for the past 20 years, Australian pipe makers have been working with steel pipe.
“Steel pipes are used in a number of industrial applications, from welding to welding of piping,” Mr Kish said.
“So we’ve been using them to make pipes that have been made for everything from building materials to electrical equipment.”
Steel pipe is used to produce all types of products.
Mr Gilles says the industry is in a “golden age” with the use of steel pipe as a manufacturing material.
“The use of a steel tube has really been a catalyst for the production of all sorts of different products and the manufacturing of steel pipes,” Mr Pate says.