Any pipes used for plumbing purposes need to be durable and flexible. Such pipes should also be easily fabricated to meet various shapes while remaining sturdy enough to withstand heavy use.
Bronze casting is a useful method for creating plumbing pipes. The technique can be used to develop bronze alloys that are applicable in many different industries. For example, aluminium and bronze can be alloyed to reinforce plumbing pipes and infuse corrosion-resistant properties
If you're looking to install a new plumbing system, here are reasons why bronze casting will be useful in creating your pipes.
1. Wear resistance
Plumbing pipes typically carry water that has many different chemical properties. While clean water may be pure, wastewater has a variety of bacteria and chemicals that can wear down a pipe. Luckily, bronze-casted pipes are durable, easy to weld and resistant to wear and tear.
Bronze is also known for its good welding properties. Plumbing pipes can be casted from bronze in many different lengths, thickness, and shapes. This means that you can enjoy the durable characteristics of brass without being limited in how to apply the material to your plumbing system. Bronze casting can also be used to create bathroom fixtures such as faucets, sinks and showerheads.
2. Mechanical durability
Bronze-casted pipes are also known for their mechanical durability. They have good tensile strength and can withstand high volumes of water and sewage flowing through them on a daily basis. In fact, bronze castings that feature manganese can be used to handle heavy water loads that flow at a high speed. The castings can also be used to mould municipal sewage pipes that handle large volumes of water.
3. Corrosion resistance
Perhaps the biggest benefit of using bronze casting to create plumbing pipes is that you can infuse corrosion resistance. By using bronze casting to create alloys, the resultant pipes can withstand seawater, dissolved acids and water containing biological waste. This corrosion resistance can also be achieved at a reasonable cost, as the process simply involves adding aluminium or manganese to the bronze alloy.
Corrosion resistance goes a long way towards making plumbing pipes durable and cost-effective.
4. Low friction properties
As opposed to metals such as steel, bronze castings have a low level of friction. Liquids and dissolved solids can efficiently flow through bronze pipes without requiring much mechanical force. In fact, when properly positioned, these pipes can fully harness the force of gravity to move liquids down the drain.