BLACK IRON PIPES (B.I. PIPES)
Black Iron Pipes refers only to the surface treatment of the pipes, whereas it is treated or coated with black paint. It is applicable only to carbon steel pipes.
Black Iron Pipes are made of steel that has not been galvanized. Its name comes from the scaly, dark-colored iron oxide coating on its surface that prevents rust. Black steel pipes are cut and threaded to fit.
- Used for pipes in oil and petroleum industries
- For water, gas and sewerage purposes
- Low-pressure hot water heating pipes
- Water wells and pipes for various automotive and industrial applications
The primary purpose of black steel pipe is to carry natural gas into homes and businesses. The pipe is manufactured without a seam, making it a stronger and safer pipe to carry gas.
The black steel pipe is also used for fire sprinkler systems because it is more fire-resistant than galvanized pipe.