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The Top 3 Benefits of Stainless Steel Pipes

Building Our Stainless Reputation

stainless steel pipingStainless steel is commonly known as a miracle metal, and the reasons why are nearly endless. With close to 50 years of experience, the Douglas Brothers takes pride in producing top quality stainless steel pipe spools, fabricated to last. Our piping systems have become a staple of many industries including wastewater and chemical, but some industries are just beginning to understand the benefits of process systems made from this incredible material. We are often asked what sets a stainless steel pipe apart from those made from other materials. To answer this common query we have compiled the top 3 benefits of using stainless steel piping.

Value & Longevity

We often talk about the value of stainless steel by comparing its cost to that of other alloys and piping materials, but there’s much more to consider. When you pay for stainless steel pipes, you’re paying for a product that you can trust to last decades. Pipes made from other materials are subject to corrosion and temperature damage, resulting in the need for costly maintenance or replacement. Stainless steel has such a long life because of its resistance to natural elements such as temperature, corrosion and UV light.


One of the most compelling reasons why stainless steel is superior to other metals is it’s strength. Stainless steel pipes can be fabricated with pipe walls less than half the thickness of other metal pipes, but just as strong. This means lighter, more durable pipes, and fittings that will stand the test of time and resist corrosion. The strength of stainless steel can be attributed to several factors including its ability to withstand extreme temperatures, pressure, and weight.

Corrosion resistance

Corrosion is the most common type of damage to pipes. Pipes made from steel, iron or concrete are subject to outer wall corrosion from soil and UV light, as well as interior wall erosion aggressive fluids, abrasion and sediment buildup. Unlike all other piping materials, stainless steel doesn’t require a coating or lining. This natural resistance is the secret to the long life and incomparable quality of stainless steel pipes. It’s the chief reason why so many industries are making the switch to stainless steel.

Still wondering if stainless steel is right for you? Contact us to learn more.

Stainless Pipe Fabrication

Douglas Brothers Stainless Steel Pipe Spooling

From their fabrication facilities in Portland, Maine and Brockville, Ontario, Douglas Brothers is able to provide superior stainless steel pipe fabrication services.

Steel Pipe FabricationWithin their 100,000 square foot fabrication facilities, pipe and fitting orders are completed and delivered according to I.P.S standards in a range of stainless steel grades and alloys. Douglas Brothers experts have almost fifty years of experience manufacturing stainless steel pipe for the pulp and paper, waste water, chemical, industrial and pollution industries.

All pipes and fittings are manufactured by our sister company Douglas Barwick, based in Brockville, Ontario. Inventory is available in most cases from stock.

Stainless Fittings

Smooth flow elbows up to 24 inches and fittings of all sizes and materials, (generally 304L and 316L alloys, manufactured to ASTM-A774 and A403),. make up the stainless steel fabrication selection at Douglas Barwick. Elbows in 90 degree and 45 degree configurations, eccentric and concentric reducers, angle rings (both rolled and welded), and flanges, (both primed and galvanized) as well as any custom fabricated stainless steel fittings are also readily available for manufacturing and delivery.

Stainless Steel Pipe

Pipe by Douglas Barwick are manufactured to ASTM A778, A312 Standards in 304L and 316L Stainless Steel. To find out more about the specifications and materials offered by the stainless steel pipe fabrication experts of Douglas Brothers, call us today at 800-341-0926.

Douglas Brothers Expands Internationally in 2013

Stainless Steel ManufacturerDouglas Brothers has been manufacturing and delivering custom pipes and stainless steel fittings to businesses across the spectrum of industries, for dozens of specific applications, since 1972. In the decades since Douglas Brothers expanded into their 40,000 square foot facility in Portland, Maine, they have delivered specially fabricated stainless steel pipe to pulp and paper outfits, waste water treatment facilities, chemical treatment plants, pollution control systems and more.

In 2013, Douglas Brothers’ clientele has expanded across the globe more than ever before. Custom vessel work for the chemical processing industry and filtration industries, as well as the pollution control industry has been completed for clients in Jordan, China, Indonesia, Argentina, South Africa, and Belgium. Water and sewage custom stainless steel piping has also been part of the application specific orders from abroad this year.

We are looking forward to an even more successful future for Douglas Brothers on the international stage, and hopes to implement new machinery and accompanying engineering software to support the influx of new business.

What sets Douglas Brothers apart from larger stainless steel pipe fabricators is a commitment to service and a sterling reputation for delivering orders on time and adhering to even the strictest specifications. The engineering expertise and depth of fabrication experience ensures that even the most demanding process equipment requirements will be met. Douglas Brothers takes pride in delivering consistent quality, order after order, no matter what corner of the globe their custom fabricated vessels, manways, fittings, ASME vessels, and custom steel pipe fabrication are headed.

Stainless Steel Pipe Fabrication for Any Industry

Stainless Steel PipesAt Douglas Brothers, we specialize in the precise stainless steel pipes you need for your specific application. No fabrication project is too large or small for the expert pipe engineers of Douglas Brothers. Industries from across the spectrum utilize the pipe fabrication services of Douglas Brothers.

Whether a business works in paper processing, waste water, chemicals, or water filtration, they need perfectly fitted and installed stainless steel pipes that will withstand the workload of the industry for the long run. The pipe fabrication team of Douglas Brothers has been fabricating and systems for clients from all corners for almost 50 years.

Keeping to the highest industry standards and priding themselves on accurate estimates, efficient delivery time and unsurpassed customer support from quote to installation, Douglas Brothers remains ahead of the stainless steel pipe fabrication curve.

Customers come to the dependable technicians at Douglas Brothers for their plasma cutting, punching, rolling, beveling, welding, pipe bending, drilling and more. In essence, any stainless steel sheet metal application or modification you can imagine can be executed with confidence and experience when you choose Douglas Brothers.

Douglas Brothers Unveils New Website for 2013

IMG_0148A specialist in stainless steel and stainless alloy pipes and fittings, Douglas Brothers has been a company renowned for its quality custom fabrication work since 1966. This June, Douglas Brothers is proud to launch their new website that reflects the growth they have undergone in the competitive and ever-evolving industry of stainless steel fabrication.

The new Douglas Brothers website is aimed toward highlighting the industries they serve (mainly pulp and paper, waste water, chemical, and pollution), the broad range of stainless steel fabrication services offered (such as plasma cutting, saw cutting, beveling, welding, hydro testing, pipe bending, drilling, and machining), and their comprehensive suite of custom fabricated products (including ASME vessels, pipes and fittings, fabricated piping and manways).

There is also a wealth of technical information offered on the new website for customers looking to peruse Douglas Brothers’ fabrication standards, pressure and heat ratings, inspection protocols, and tolerances.

Keep up to date with Douglas Brothers with their new press release and news section, and even learn a bit more about the company’s long history and experienced staff members. Returning customers will find the new website a wealth of easily navigable information, helpful new topics and an overall better representation of what the company has to offer.

Visit the new Douglas Brothers today to find out more about your choice for specialized stainless steel and alloy fabrication.