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What Factors Affect the Performance of Galvanized Steel Pipe?

1. Carbon

The higher the carbon content, the higher the rigidity of galvanized steel pipe, but the worse its plasticity and toughness.

2. Sulfur

It is a harmful impurity in steel pipe products. Steels with higher sulfur content are prone to brittle cracks during high temperature pressure processing, which is usually called hot brittleness. 

3. Phosphorus

It can significantly reduce the plasticity and toughness of steel, especially at low temperatures. This phenomenon is called cold brittleness. In high-quality steel, sulfur and phosphorus must be strictly controlled. But on the other hand, low carbon steel contains high sulfur and phosphorus, which can make it easy to cut, which is beneficial to improve the machinability of steel pipe products.

4. Manganese

It can improve the strength of steel, weaken and eliminate the adverse effects of sulfur, and can improve the hardenability of steel. High-alloy steel (high manganese steel) with high manganese content has good wear resistance and other physical properties.  

5. Silicon

It can increase the hardness of steel, but the plasticity and toughness are reduced. The steel used for electrical engineering contains a certain amount of silicon, which can improve the soft magnetic properties.

6. Tungsten

It can improve the red hardness and thermal strength of steel, and can improve the wear resistance of steel.

7. Chromium

It can improve the hardenability and wear resistance of steel, and can improve the corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance of steel.

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