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Hey there! Have you been on the hunt for the ultimate 28mm aluminium pipe? Well, look no further than Specialty Metals! Our 28mm x 1.6mm pipe comes in various lengths and is made of top-quality 6082 grade aluminium that is ductile, durable, lightweight and possesses excellent heat and electrical conductivity. Not only is our pipe made in the UK, but it also has hygienic properties and is 100% recyclable. So, if you’re looking for a pipe that truly has it all, turn to Specialty Metals for the ultimate 28mm aluminium pipe.
We offer a wide selection of aluminium round tubes online from trusted mills in the UK. Providing high-quality, low-priced aluminium piping to UK businesses and the general public, Speciality Metals is a leading aluminium metals supplier.
Speciality Metals offers a premium quality 28mm aluminium pipe with a 1.1/8″ diameter x 1/16″ wall. Made of 6082 grade, this pipe is both ductile and durable, making it perfect for a range of applications. Our UK supply ensures quick and easy access to the pipe in various lengths to meet your specific needs. The 28mm aluminium pipe possesses impeccable hygienic properties. Furthermore, its lightweight and recyclable properties make it an environmentally friendly and cost-effective choice. Its impressive heat and electrical conductivity means it can also be used in electrical and cooling applications. Trust Speciality Metals for top-quality industrial-grade pipes.
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Yes, 25mm aluminium tubing is indeed suitable for outdoor use, primarily due to aluminium’s natural resistance to corrosion. When exposed to air, aluminium forms a protective oxide layer on its surface which makes it highly resistant to elements such as rain, humidity and temperature variations that it would typically encounter outdoors. This oxide layer prevents the aluminium from further exposure, effectively protecting it from weather-related damage and making it a great choice for outdoor applications. In addition to its corrosion resistance, aluminium is lightweight, yet strong, making it easy to work with and resilient to physical impacts. However, in environments where there may be high levels of salt, such as coastal regions, aluminium can be prone to accelerated corrosion. In such cases, protective coatings, such as powder coating or anodising, or choosing a corrosion-resistant aluminium alloy, could be beneficial to increase the tubing’s durability and longevity. Nevertheless, with the right care and protection, 25mm aluminium tubing can be a versatile and durable choice for a variety of outdoor applications.
Yes, 25mm aluminium tubing can indeed be painted, but the process requires some specific steps to ensure good adhesion of the paint. Aluminium surfaces are smooth and non-porous, making it difficult for paint to adhere directly. Before painting, the aluminium tubing should be thoroughly cleaned to remove any grease, dirt or oxidation. This can be done using a mild detergent or a specialised metal cleaner.
After cleaning, the aluminium tubing should be primed using a primer designed for use on metal surfaces. A primer will provide a surface that the paint can adhere to more effectively. It’s important to let the primer dry completely before moving on to the painting step.
When it comes to the paint itself, it’s generally recommended to use a paint that’s specifically formulated for use on metal surfaces. These types of paints are designed to adhere well and withstand the conditions that outdoor metal often faces, like weather changes, UV exposure and more. Apply the paint in thin, even coats, allowing each coat to dry fully before applying the next.
Lastly, consider applying a clear topcoat for added protection, especially if the tubing will be used outdoors. This can help to protect the paint and the metal underneath from damage and prolong the life of the paint job. So, while painting aluminium tubing does require some specific preparation and materials, it’s certainly possible and can result in a beautiful, durable finish.
Absolutely, 25mm aluminium tubing can be used in various construction applications due to its excellent properties. Aluminium is lightweight, making it easier to handle and transport compared to many other construction materials. Despite its lightness, it’s also robust and durable, providing good strength-to-weight ratio, making it suitable for structures that need to withstand stress. Moreover, aluminium is resistant to corrosion, meaning that structures made from it can endure different weather conditions when used outdoors. The resistance to corrosion comes from a protective oxide layer that forms naturally on aluminium when it’s exposed to air, making it particularly suited for construction projects in areas with high humidity or coastal regions. However, it’s important to note that although aluminium is strong, its strength can vary depending on the specific alloy used, and it might not be suitable for all structural applications. For heavier load-bearing structures, materials like steel might be more appropriate.
Additionally, aluminium’s resistance to fire is another beneficial property for construction applications. It does not burn and can withstand high temperatures. In terms of aesthetics, aluminium tubing can be shaped, curved and finished in a variety of ways to suit the design of a project. It can be painted, anodized or powder-coated to provide different looks and further enhance its durability. However, like with any construction material, it’s essential to ensure that using aluminium tubing aligns with any relevant building codes and standards. Always consult with a construction professional or engineer when deciding on materials for a construction project.
Check out our recent article ‘Understanding the Physical Properties of Aluminium Round Tubes‘ for a deeper dive into all things aluminium round tube.
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