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When it comes to industrial applications, the importance of selecting the right type of pipe or tube cannot be overstated. At Federal Steel Supply, we offer a wide range of options, including Carbon Pipe and Tube, Chrome-Moly Pipe and Tube, and Stainless Steel Pipe and Tube.

But what are the differences between these types?

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the unique properties and applications of each to help you make an informed decision.

Carbon Pipe & Tube: The Versatile Choice

Carbon steel is the most commonly used metal in various industries due to its versatility and low cost. It is admired for its tensile strength and durability. Carbon steel pipes and tubes are ideal for transporting water, gas, and oil.

Key Features:

  • High tensile strength
  • Durability
  • Cost-effective


  • Pipelines (Oil, Gas, Water, etc.)
  • Structural applications
  • Manufacturing or machining
  • ASME Code fabrication

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Chrome-Moly Pipe & Tube: The High-Performance Option

Chrome-Moly, or Chromium-Molybdenum, steel offers excellent tensile strength, yield strength, and fatigue resistance. This makes it a preferred choice for high-pressure and high-temperature applications.

Key Features:

  • High tensile strength
  • Yield strength
  • Fatigue resistance


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Stainless-Steel Pipe & Tube: The Corrosion-Resistant Choice

Stainless steel is renowned for its corrosion resistance and is widely used in environments where corrosion is a concern. It is also known for its aesthetic appeal, making it a popular choice for architectural applications.

Key Features:

  • Corrosion resistance
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Strength


  • Chemical processing
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Architectural applications

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Choosing the right type of pipe or tube is crucial for the success of your project. Whether you need the versatility of Carbon, the high performance of Chrome-Moly, or the corrosion resistance of Stainless Steel, Federal Steel Supply has got you covered.

Ready to make an informed decision?

Contact us today for expert advice and a wide range of products tailored to meet your specific needs.

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