Black steel pipe is a non-galvanized steel pipe. Black steel pipe is used in applications that do not require the pipe to be galvanized. This non galvanized black steel pipe acquired its name because of its dark coloured iron oxide coating on its surface. Because of the strength of black steel pipe it is used for transporting gas and water to rural areas and for conduits that protect electrical wiring and deliver high pressure steam and air. The oil field industry also uses black pipes for piping large quantities of oil through remote areas.
Black steel pipes and tubes can be cut and threaded to fit your project. Fittings for this type of pipe are of black malleable (soft) cast iron. They connected by screwing onto the threaded pipe, after applying a small amount of pipe joint compound on the threads. Larger diameter pipe is welded on rather than threaded. Black steel pipe is cut either with a heavy-duty tube cutter, cut-off saw or by a hacksaw. You can also get Mild Steel ERW Black Pipes that are extensively used for gas distribution inside & outside of the home, and for hot water circulation in boiler systems. Can also be used in usage in potable water or drains waste or vent lines. Please browse our construction pipe and tube directory for a supplier to meet your needs.
Always consult your supplier before using black pipe for your next project. This is for general information purposes only.