Water and wastewater utilities looking for ways to further extend the life of their pipe have a new tool – AMERICAN Zinc, an advancement in corrosion control for iron pipe. Zinc has proven to extend the life of iron pipe and protects millions of feet of cast and ductile iron pipe in corrosive environments around the world.
“With an exceptionally long life, zinc-coated ductile iron pipe is the most effective and dependable way to further extend the life of an already durable and reliable product,” said Maury Gaston, Marketing Services manager for AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe.
“Iron pipe has been the standard for strength and longevity in our nation’s water infrastructure for more than 170 years,” said Gaston. “At AMERICAN, however, we are consistently focused on innovation and increasing the service life of iron pipe. These product developments include cement lining, new and better joints, polywrap, ductile iron, V-Bio wrap and now AMERICAN Zinc, which will add years of service life to pipe in any environment.”
“With an exceptionally long life, zinc-coated ductile iron pipe is the most effective and dependable way to further extend the life of an already durable and reliable product.” AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe Marketing Services Manager Maury Gaston
AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe is a division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, founded in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1905. In addition to ductile iron, AMERICAN manufactures spiral-welded steel pipe, fire hydrants and valves for the waterworks industry and electric-resistance-welded steel pipe for the oil and natural gas industries. AMERICAN’s diversified product line also includes static castings and high-performance fire pumps.