The role stainless steel plays in keeping drinking water safe

We are experts when it comes to ERW tube. Our team aids businesses in many industries by providing high quality tubes to those that need them. To ensure quality, we test all tubing rigorously. We only dispatch items that pass our checks. So, whether it is oval, square, rectangular, or round tube you need, we will be able to provide it to you.

Water’s role

ERW tubePeople refer to water as the foundation of life. It is the building block of each organism that lives on this planet. More than 70% of Earth’s surface is covered with it. Despite this, more than 97% is in the groundwater or in the oceans. Roughly just 2.5% of it is freshwater.

Regardless of how important it is, you have to wonder why we are very callous in relation to a fluid we can’t live without. Even though fresh clean water is a sparse resource, we often waste it. Alternatively, we contaminate what we do use. You might not know this, but we are even contaminating the flowing water that is present in many pipes.

Piping with old tech

Much of the piping we use to move water to offices and houses is still primarily late 20th century technology. Plastic pipes, copper, galvanised steel, and cast iron have all been used to shift water. The results were not exactly positive. All of these delivery systems come with possible hazards to our lives. Examples include stunted physical and mental development. There is also high blood pressure and kidney damage.

Using stainless steel seamless or ERW tube in the systems however has a number of advantages that make it an excellent alternative. For one thing, it preserves the purity. The steel is mainly non-reactive with water. It does not leech any chemicals into it.

Additionally, it is 100% recyclable and eco-friendly. The steel is made up of at least 65% recycled substances. In reality, steel is one of the only materials you can recycle completely once the lifetime for the application is over.

Also, stainless steel is durable, corrosion resistant, and requires minimal maintenance. The corrosion resistance saves the water from contamination. Moreover, it lowers repair and replacement costs. Not to mention, the strength lets us use it for all kinds of heavy engineering applications. It is also much more durable than copper.

We give customers the right ERW tube

At Union Steel Tubes, we make sure that clients are able to find the right tools for the job. Therefore, we supply over 200 different sizes of tubing. There is also a cutting service available for more specific requirements. In addition to the standard tube, we have seamless and pre-galvanised models too.

So, if you would like to shop for ERW tube, feel free to contact us. We can even offer advice about sizing if you unsure what would work for your application.