Copper Pipe

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The cross-section of most pipes is round, though square, hexagonal, octagonal or otherwise shaped pipes may also be found. Copper pipes in particular are well suited to conditions which may require additional shaping and forming as the metal is soft and malleable. Read More…

Copper Pipe Copper pipes are tubular sections or hollow cylinders fabricated using the nonferrous mineral copper or one of its alloys used for the transport of both liquid and gaseous process streams.

Leading Manufacturers

Pompton Plains, NJ  |  800-838-1978

Metal Associates is proficient in ferrous and nonferrous metals and manufactures quality copper in a multitude of shapes, sizes and tempers. Where possible, Metal Associates requires no minimum order requirements and no order quantity is too small.

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Warminster, PA  |  215-956-0626

As a top distributor of copper parts and products, Commercial Metal Exchange has hard to find grades, sizes and tempers for all applications.

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Spokane, WA  |  509-482-4435

Alcobra Metals offers the widest selection of specialty metals in the Pacific Northwest, offering stainless steel plate, stainless steel sheets & rounds, titanium, bronze, copper & others. Fabricators from artists to machine shops find specialty alloys, precision cutting & great prices at Alcobra.

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Texas City, TX  |  800-231-9450

At Farmer’s Copper we specialize in custom orders, 464 Naval Brass plates & rods, C706 & C715 copper-nickel rods & pipe, B315 alloy 651 seamless silicon bronze pipe, ASTM B466 alloy 706 seamless copper-nickel pipe. With a vast assortment of metal inventory we are able to supply your unique copper alloy needs. Our domestic and international sales departments serve customers 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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Farmer's Copper Ltd. $$$

Long Island City, NY  |  800-767-9494

Metalmen is a fully certified, go-to source for nationwide & global distribution of specialty copper. With over 30 years as a metal supply problem solver, let the metal men & women at Metalmen be your custom response supplier of all related services.

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While the formability and ductility of copper make copper piping popular, other properties such as chemical resistance, low oxidation rates, electrical and heat conductivity, strength, as well as resistance to extreme temperatures at either end of the spectrum are also important. Copper pipes are also non-sparking making them highly sought after in hazardous applications within the petrochemical, chemical, automotive, architectural, building, construction, electronics, food processing, marine, aerospace, wiring, power generation, waste treatment, lighting and telecommunications industries.

In these and other industrial, commercial and residential applications copper pipes are most commonly implicated in plumbing or heating and cooling systems though other uses abound. To suit these many applications, light weight copper pipes are available in one of two types: flexible and rigid. Rigid copper pipe is commonly used for a neater initial installation, while the ability to maneuver around pre-existing obstacles makes flexible copper the preferred choice for repairs and updates.

In addition to the distinction between flexible and rigid piping, several considerations should be taken into account with regards to the final use of copper pipes. Copper suppliers can help to discern the best pipe for an application, but in general buyers should consider the purity of copper alloy pipes, weight, tempering, finishing treatments, fittings and dimensions such as thickness, length, outer diameter, inner diameter and the like. The manufacturing method of a given pipe may also have an impact on its applicability and functionality in some environments.

The two most common techniques for pipe fabrication are plate rolling and extrusion. The latter involves heating stock copper forms, such as billets, before pushing them through a specially created die or series of progressively smaller dies. This results in the production of seamless tubes with uniform wall thickness and a smooth surface. If a smooth finish is not crucial, plate rolling may instead be used. In this process the stock form is a sheet or plate, depending upon the desired thickness.

The flat metal is rolled and then welded at the seam. After this initial step copper pipes may undergo any of several secondary operations such as bending, spooling, flanging, swaging, cutting, and threading to name a few. Copper pipes in particular are well suited to secondary processes due to their soft malleable quality. Copper scrap from any of these processes can easily be recycled back into production.

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