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Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:54

Recycling Steel Pipe

The practice of refurbishing used steel pipe is a type of recycling that most people don't think about. There are thousands of miles of underground pipe in place all across the U.S.  A big part of Alpha Pipe's business is partnering with pipeline contractors to take up pipelines which are not being used.  When the pipe is dug up out of the ground, Alpha Pipe is on site to cut, clean and sort the pipe. This pipe is then resold for various uses: pipe piling, casing pipe, trestle, falsework, drainage, culvert pipe, irrigation - just to name a few.

This pipe has usually been in service for a number of years and needs to be replaced for various reasons. The fact that it might not be a good fit for it's original intention doesn't mean that the pipe cannot be used for many different applications.  The pipe is still strong and Alpha Pipe sorts their used pipe to make sure that any pipe that is damaged or aged beyond use is scrapped.

A lot of companies can save money by choosing used steel pipe for their construction needs. The average savings over using new steel pipe ranges from 30% to 50%.

Does this make Alpha Pipe Co a "green" company - YES we think it does.  Alpha Pipe is here to help you understand how to consider used steel pipe as an alternate for all of your steel pipe needs.

Here are a few pictures of used pipe from pipeline take-up jobs:

12x375 used steel pipe

used steel pipe

As you can see, this pipe is still in great condition and ready to be used again.

What do you think of using used steel pipe as an alternate to new pipe in order to not only be "Green" but save money?

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