What is Domestic Material?

domestic material

Everyone, it seems, is talking about buying domestic. It’s a common request from our customers. But what does it really mean? Working with partners who have taken the time to understand the numerous domestic requirements and guidelines provides you with reliable information and responsible quotations/bids that can prevent your company from making costly mistakes. A […]

Bolt & Stud Thread Engagement:
An Important Detail

Most of us don’t stop to think very long about the threads on bolts and studs.  But like all the component parts in your piping system, they are also contributing to the overall integrity and safety of your system.  Let’s look at bolt and stud threads, and why thread protrusion and thread engagement are two […]

Gate Valves

Gate Valve Request a Quote

Obtaining reliable flow control in industrial applications is challenging. One solution to consider is the gate valve. Gate valves control flow with a wedge or disc that lifts in and out of the flow path.  As with any valve, there are pros and cons to its design and use. Reference the following chart and additional […]

Ball Valve Classifications

Ball Valve Classifications

ball valve classifications The popular quarter-turn ball valve deserves a deep dive. It has a variety of features that can expand its serviceability into many applications. One way to classify ball valves is by their design, bore, body type, ball access, seat type, and special options. Under each classification are features to consider when specifying […]

304 vs. 316: Which is Best?

304 vs 316 Which is best?

Both 304 and 316 Stainless Steel are comparable in characteristics, appearance, and basic chemical makeup. The addition of Molybdenum in 316 significantly increases its corrosion resistance properties making 316 slightly more expensive, but sometimes the better option. We offer a full line of ASTM, ASME, and API pipe in all sizes & schedules available, seamless […]