The Difference Between Commercial Pipework and Domestic

With both commercial pipework and domestic pipework there are expertise required for installation. Although there are similar uses for both, the level of maintenance and installation is much bigger when it comes to commercial pipework. In commercial buildings, pipework is used more regularly and on a more intense level, because of this, the materials used are more robust.

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Commercial Pipework Materials

The main materials used in commercial pipework are:

  • Carbon Steel
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Alloys
  • Stainless Steels
  • Copper
  • Plastic

With residential pipework, problems can be found and resolved quickly, however when providing commercial pipework solutions for mechanical contractor’s, repairs are more complex. As the pipework is often vital to a company or a large area the commercial pipework contractor must be efficient and have strict time management.

Commercial Pipework Services

Services that pipework contractors provide vary, however most professional businesses can provide these services to commercial customers. These services are:

  • Gas Pipework
  • Steam & Condense Pipework
  • Water Pipework
  • Hydraulic Lines
  • Pneumatic Airlines
  • Utilities Pipework
  • District Heating
  • Process Plant Pipework

Residential piping will not include most of these services and is often limited to two to three floors of pipework, unlike commercial pipework. How pipework is installed varies depending on the scale of the building or site. The most common forms of installation are welded, screwed, soldered, brazed and glued, however there are more depending on your needs.

Do you need commercial pipework services?

If you’re looking for commercial pipework installation then get in touch with OLBY Mechanical, your leading West Midlands based contractors. Our highly skilled mechanical engineers can carry out a varied range of commercial and industrial pipework installations for you and your business. We offer pipework installation as a stand-alone service as well as with ongoing maintenance.