Copper Tube is widely used in applications where corrosion resistance and long lasting lifespans are expected. The copper materials come in different grades. The grading is by means of the composition of the copper material. Some pipes are made up of commercially pure copper and others are made out of alloyed material. The commercially pure copper has about 99.99% copper this grade is derived by electrolytic procedures. The alloys are added to derive the copper alloyed grades. The copper tube is used in gas lines, water lines, medical equipment and sea water equipment. Copper’s natural inability to react with many elements under normal temperatures help the material to remain the same over long time spans.
The pure grades are used for electric and electronic industries as well as thermally active applications. Copper is highly electrically conductive and thermally conductive as well. The c101 is such a pure grade copper used. Copper grades can also be dilute copper alloys, brasses, bronzes, copper nickel alloys or nickel silver alloys. Depending on the application requirements, the grades differ. The medical grade copper tube is a special type of copper tubing manufactured under the EN 13348 specification. This could be used in medical gas tubes and equipment. There are different types of copper pipes such as the L, K, M and DWV types. Each type has its own application specifications. The type L copper tube prices are competitive. It is used for interior plumbing and fire protection devices. The pricing can be affected by the dimensions of the tube and the market factors.