What you need to know about the acipco pipe steel pipe
AP file photoFILE – In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, an employee installs the aciptic pipe at a steel pipe manufacturing plant in China’s Jiangsu province.
The U.S. government is taking a new approach to steel pipe companies by requiring manufacturers to disclose more details about the steel pipe used to manufacture their products.
The United States Department of Commerce is also proposing a new rule that would allow federal agencies to collect data on the steel used in steel pipes to determine the quality of the pipe.
The steel pipe is used to make a wide variety of products including pipe insulation, roofing and pipe products for electrical cables.
A recent report by the National Association of Pipe Insulation Pipe Insulators said about 60 percent of the total U.s. pipe consumption is made of steel.
The report said steel pipes are among the most environmentally friendly, with a carbon footprint less than 5 percent of that of other materials.
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