Brass is good for all forms of plumbing, but is particularly suitable for distribution lines for hot water. This is because hot water tends to rust steel faster than happens with cold water. Additionally, hot-water lines made of brass do not lead to water discolouration as happens with steel pipes. Naturally, this makes brass tubes to lasts longer and healthier.
Brass is highly resistant to corrosion and has very high machinability. It can be brazed, easily soldered and is not heat-treatable. Brass expands more compared to wrought-iron or steel and therefore requires more clearance, especially if used for the commercial supply of hot-water like in a hotel. However, in private homes, this may not be very important as expansion will be minimal and unlikely to cause difficulties.
Brass Square Tube Uses
Brass square tubes are also widely utilized in both structural and architectural purposes. It is commonly used for pinions, gears, and lock components. Because it can be made into quality architectural tubing and solid railing, it is suitable for use in both residential and commercial applications.
Usual places where brass tubes are employed include hotels, restaurants, residences, and commercial buildings. It is extensively used in plumbing, central heating, electrical equipment, desalination fields, and seawater lines. Being of moderately high strength, brass tubing can also be used for tapping and drilling operations.
When pitted against lots of similar structures or metal parts, brass square tubing provides exceptional strength and high durability. It holds up pretty well in corrosive or high-temperature environments. Because it doesn’t rust easily and is relatively resistant to acid corrosion, it is ideal for applications which could possibly undermine the integrity of other metals.