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Rectangular Tubing: What you need to know

With the continuous growth in the economy, everything in life has started to enter into a better stage of rapid development. Because stainless steel has immense corrosion conflict and processing performance, it is tremendously appropriate for making pipelines needed to transfer chemicals as required. So, storage space in tanks and pipelines made of stainless steel works great to transport more and more chemicals. With the steady increase in the superiority of rectangular tubes, it is an expected trend to strengthen the technology for stainless steel rectangular tube processing.

When you think of steel tubing, you might think about pipe used in plumbing or any number of industries that use steel pipe to transport material. Steel rectangular tubing is popular among manufacturers and construction contractors due to its durability, power, and versatility. It is also solid, lightweight, and easy to weld, which is designed from the inside out and molded with the rolls to achieve their forms with a wider range of applications. You must not be aware that rectangular tubing comes in cold, hot rolled steel, aluminum, and stainless steel, with the benefit that welders can easily cut the metal to fit a particular design. With the use of the wall thickness, and exterior dimensions to calculate the steel tubing, the rectangular tubes are subjected to an intense process of dying before being used in the repair process or the architectural designs. The rectangular steel tubing can withstand extreme temperatures, stresses, and drastic weather variations in various settings. Here are some of the things that you need to know about rectangular tubing –

  • Wider range of Sizes – The rectangular tubing is available in different sizes that range from  1 ½ in x 1 in. all the way up to 20 in. x 12 in. You can even get these tubing types in different thicknesses and several lengths, depending on your requirements.
  • Quality Products – The Haggarty Group aims to provide quality products to customers who have been looking for rectangular tubing for their project needs.
  • Can cut small sizes to length – It is even easier to cut rectangular tubing into smaller sizes, and depending on your needs; you can get a suitable length when you choose these tubing types.
  • Low lead times – When you need a short lead time for a rectangular tube, we make sure to supply high-quality solutions to meet your needs.

Properties Of Rectangular Tubing Material

Steel is made up of iron and carbon, with small amounts of other elements to make the bulk of the structure, and steel pipe tubing is used in fabrication projects where corrosion resistance is a top priority. Welded steel frames, especially rectangular sections, use structural tubing to allow for loading in different locations.

  • Aluminum square tubing is durable and corrosion-resistant, which is easier to weld.
  • Stainless steel pipes can resist harsh weather elements that include corrosion, and welders use stainless pipes more than any other material available in the industry. Corrosion-resistant piping is the same as 304 grade, but it has very lesser mechanical properties. It can benefit valves, chemical equipment, pumps, and marine machinery while pitting and corrosion resistance are superior to 304. It is resilient at high temperatures, and however, any metal object made of square or rectangular materials that require bending gets bend easily.
  • Carbon steel is again ordinarily used in functional applications such as automobiles, road construction, commercial or residential buildings, and the appliance industries. You can even avoid the toxic precipitation when you are welding with low carbon.
  • Hot rolled rectangular steel tubes are again excellent in various applications that include architectural, repairs, and fabricating. Its four-sided layout provides protection, strength, and firmness over other hot-rolled steel shapes. Again, a hot rolled steel tube is simple to hack or weld, but its design is only magnified with the use of curved tubing.

The rectangular steel tubing corners are ball-shaped, so the weld is smoother. The standard rectangular steel tubing is commonly used to support structures, bridges, roads, and other manufacturing, auto-motive, and construction industries due to its thick structure.