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Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:54

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?

Sunday, 16 September 2012 19:00

Alpha Pipe Company is pleased to announce the newest addition to our sales force, John Hardin. John comes to us with extensive knowledge and over 27 years experience in the steel pipe industry. Monday, September 17, 2012 will be John’s first day and Alpha Pipe looks forward to a long and prosperous relationship.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:00

Outdoor advertising is still the top way to reach consumers 24/7/365. But beyond the awesome creativity, stunning lights and great visibility, there is something extremely important holding up these shortened message – steel pipe. Structural pipe and high quality used steel pipe are often utilized in outdoor advertising.

In general, structural pipe is a type of steel construction pipe that meets certain standards of chemical composition and mechanical properties. This pipe can be used for a wide variety of structural applications and there are a variety of types of structural pipe available. In addition to billboards, structural pipes can be used as structural supports, dock piles, and road bore casings.

There are a few common types of structural pipes all of which can be utilized for outdoor advertising as well as many other applications:

Monday, 09 July 2012 19:00

Steel piles are preferred for their high capacity, ability to penetrate through obstructions and its relatively small soil displacement. Steel pilings consist of four different types: H-section piles, Box piles, Pipe Piles and Sheet piles.

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