What Types Of Pipe Does TPC Provide?

TPC’s Diverse Range of Carbon And Stainless Steel Pipe At TPC, we pride ourselves on offering an unparalleled selection of pipes that cater to a myriad of industrial applications. Our extensive range encompasses both carbon steel and stainless steel pipes, each selected for their unique properties and suitability for various environments. This detailed guide aims…

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What Type Of Studs And Nuts Does TPC Provide?

TPC’s Wide Range Of Industrial Studs And Nuts Is Unmatched In the PVF sector, the critical role of industrial hardware such as high-quality studs and nuts cannot be overstated. At TPC Industrial, the range of studs and nuts we carry is as diverse as the industries we serve. Among our extensive inventory are B7, B7M,…

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What Gaskets Does TPC Carry?

Gaskets: A Crucial PVF Component At TPC Industrial, we carry all types of gaskets, and what we don’t have we can get pretty fast. A gasket is important in the PVF industry to keep fluid handling systems safe and secure. These small parts are important for stopping leaks, keeping pressure, and making sure industrial processes…

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What Are Gate Valves?

Gate Valve Variations And Their Usage Gate valves are an essential component in industrial applications, used to regulate the flow of fluids and gases. They are commonly found in pipelines, oil refineries, power plants, and other industrial settings where the control of fluid flow is crucial. But what exactly are gate valves? And why are…

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How TPC Products Are Maintained

The True Cost Of Low-Quality PVF Components Substances like petroleum, chemicals, or small solids require PVF components for transfer. No matter what industry you’re in, like oil, gas, or pipe fabrication, you’ll need PVF supply. PVF includes pipes, fittings, flanges, valves, and other parts. Each one of these plays an important part in any application.…

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How TPC Avoids Common PVF Mistakes

Common Mistakes Companies Make With PVF Products If you’re new to the PVF industry, ordering pipes, valves, and fittings can be confusing. For example, buying a check valve doesn’t guarantee it’s the right one for your project specifications. There are so many different variations of a single product that you can order for your application.…

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How And Why TPC Started

Have you ever found it difficult to get the quality PVF components you need to your job site on time? Have you ever called up a PVF supplier only to be told they couldn’t find the part you need? You must not have called TPC Industrial. We specialize in the impossible whether it’s getting parts…

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PVF Distributor 1022

PVF Distributor Most Asked Questions Vol 2.

Welcome back to another one of our special blogs revisiting some of our most frequently asked questions. This is part two in a limited series that compiles some of our best questions in a single blog. Being a leading PVF distributor, we like to make sure we’re always educating our customers. When they know what…

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PVF Mistakes That Will Cost You

PVF Mistakes That Will Cost You

The PVF industry (pipe, valve, and fittings), is an industry that moves at a breakneck pace—you have to keep up. However, fast-paced projects tend to focus more on deadline completion rather than material and layout considerations. While everyone wants to meet deadlines they’ve accepted, what good is meeting those timelines if there are critical mistakes?…

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PVF Supply FAQ

PVF Supply FAQs

Through the years you’ve read our PVF supply vlogs where we answer a lot of the questions our customers ask us. Some are simple questions about products such as the difference between ERW pipe and seamless steel pipe. Other questions are a bit more complex such as how environmental compliance in heavily regulated states such…

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How Do I Know If My Pipe Is ERW Or Seamless

How Do I Know If My Pipe Is ERW Or Seamless?

 A: First, you should do a visual inspection of your steel pipe. The mill stencils these specifications on the side of the pipe where you can read if it’s ERW or seamless. We also provide our customers with mill test reports that will state whether or not the pipe is seamless or welded. If…

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What Is The Difference Between A53 and A106 pipe

What Is The Difference Between A53 & A106 Steel Pipe?

A: The chemical makeup is very similar however, the biggest difference between A53 and A106 is pipe meeting the A106 standard can only be seamless. Pipe meeting the A53 standard can be seamless or welded. So, in our industry, typically A53 refers to ERW and A106 refers to seamless pipe. In the world of steel…

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Is Seamless Pipe Stronger Than Welded Pipe

Is Seamless Pipe Stronger Than Welded Pipe?

A: In short, yes—seamless pipe has a better pressure capacity and its overall strength is stronger than ERW. When you’re sourcing steel pipe for your project you need to determine what kind of steel pipe you need. Whether it’s being used on an oil rig, in a nuclear power plant, or a desalination plant—there’s a…

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What Is A PVF Distributor

What Is A PVF Distributor?

  A: A PVF distributor is set up to distribute pipe, valves, fittings, bolts, and gaskets. Really anything that is needed in the petrochemical, refinery, downstream, or pipe fabrication. “Why do I need a PVF distributor? Isn’t one parts dealer the same as the next? Why don’t I just get all my parts from a…

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What Is Seamless Pipe

What Is Seamless Pipe?

A: Seamless pipe is formed by forcing molten metal through a round die to create a continuous tube of metal. Steel pipe is typically used in pipe systems that transport fluids or gases. At TPC we carry many kinds of steel pipe for a variety of different applications. Steel pipe has become the go-to option…

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What Does PVF Stand For?

A: PVF stands for pipe, valves, and fittings. It’s really a slang term that we use in our industry because what we do encompasses a lot more than pipe valves and fittings. Anything that the plants need to run their facilities is what we sell. Whether it be hoses and assemblies, couplings, pipe—anything they need,…

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Rubber Hoses

What Are Rubber Hoses?

A: Rubber hoses are used for the transfer of water, air, petroleum, chemicals, and dry bulk material with higher temperature and pressure ratings. Imagine the rugged sound of the diesel engine on an excavator, a jet ski skimming across Lake Houston, or factory machinery. There’s a lot of moving parts there and that means a…

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Custom Fabricated Supports

What Are Custom Fabricated Supports?

A: Custom fabricated supports are what we do in-house to make sure that we can get you any fabricated support you need. It’s mainly for petrochemical refineries—shoes, t-supports, anything you need. We create supports that directly reflect the specifications and dimensions taken directly from your isometric drawings. We can also do hot-dipped galvanizing once they’re…

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PVC Hose

What Is PVC Hose?

A: PVC is polyvinyl chloride it is a much lighter, less expensive hose that is cheaper than rubber. It’s used for lower pressure applications such as air and water. A Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) hose is constructed from a thermoplastic polymer that is created by polymerizing vinyl chloride. Yeah, that’s a mouthful. It’s just a lighter, more…

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TPC Pipe

What Type Of Pipe Does TPC Provide?

A: We provide all grades of pipe including A53—seamless and welded. A106 as well as all of your high-yield, higher tensile pipes— all of your X grade pipes. We also provide duplex and super-duplex— stainless steel and 304, 316, 317—seamless and welded pipe. Pipe is a very broad term that encompasses many variations of tubular…

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Ball Valves

What Are Ball Valves?

A: Ball valves are mainly used in midstream. They’re actually used for their rotational motion that uses the ball as a disc to stop or start fluid movement. A ball valve is a 1/4 shut-off valve that can control transfer flow using a rotary sphere with a centered bore. It is in the open position when the…

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What Is PVF?

A: PVF is pipes, fittings, flanges, and valves. In our industry, we provide all the pipes, valves, fittings, and flanges you need. We carry it all—for your downstream, midstream, upstream and custom pipe fabrication. Whether your industry is oil, gas, pipe fabricators—actually, pretty much any industry—you deal with PVF supply. As Houston mentioned, PVF encompasses…

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What Types Of Valves Does TPC Provide?

A: We provide gate valves, check valves, globe valves, and ball valves. Gate valves are used as a “gate”—to stop flow. A check valve is going to have backflow prevention, to make sure no product is coming back through the line. Globe valves are used as more of a throttle, and ball valves as well.…

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What Is HDPE Pipe?

A: Another grade of pipe that TPC provides is HDPE pipe, which is high-density, polyethylene pipe. It’s used on all your underground lines—it’s used for fluid or gas transfer. Also, to replace your concrete piping, to make sure that all your pipe underground—stays underground and doesn’t break down as concrete pipe does. HDPE Pipe is…

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PVF Supply Talk: TPC Inventory Spotlight

In the PVF supply industry, the type of inventory companies carry can vary greatly depending on each supplier. At TPC Industrial we go above and beyond to carry exactly what our customers are looking for—ready to ship. We like to stay in constant communication with our clients as well as our vendors to make sure…

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