Of all the materials that we use at IMPAS, carbon steel is the most sensitive to external factors. This actually does not make carbon steel less useful or applicable in piping, however. Our specialists know exactly what this material has to offer.
Carbon steel is based on iron (Fe) and carbon (C). It has a carbon content of up to 2.1%, which means it is susceptible to rust and corrosion. For a long service life, it requires surface treatment. On the other hand, the price of carbon steel is somewhat lower than stainless steel or cunifer.
Our welders produce carbon steel piping every day, in our own workshop. This lets us guarantee the quality of your product at all times. For instance, our International Welding Technologist (IWT) conducts inspections, and we make use of multiple WPQRs (Welding Procedure Qualification Records) and corresponding WPSs (Welding Procedure Specifications). In addition, our welders have achieved the relevant certifications under NEN EN ISO 9606 and ASME IX.
In our workshops, we use tubes and fittings to make complete pipe sections. We use a variation on bend dies to bend the pipe sections. Our range of bend solutions is extensive.
Carbon steel is used for modules or general piping for shipbuilding and engine building. The petrochemical industry, which processes petroleum, also makes regular use of carbon steel. Carbon steel in galvanised form is used to transport wastewater in sewage treatment plants. For this, we manufacture carbon steel pressure vessels, whose wall thickness depends on the maximum pressure in the vessel combined with the temperature. Nitrogen and air are also easy to transport in carbon steel piping, including for piping used to transport starting air.
IMPAS offers carbon steel solutions for closed-loop systems, and we also manufacture carbon steel pipes for fuel, hydraulics and exhaust systems.