Water distribution systems are evolving toward stainless steel

Water distribution systems are evolving toward stainless steel


The piping systems that deliver potable water and fire-fighting capabilities in tall buildings have unique requirements. They must be able to withstand not only high pressures but the motion of the building caused by seismic and wind forces. Speed and ease of assembly are also important during the construction phase as builders grapple with tighter deadlines and a more fluid, less skilled workforce.




As buildings grow ever taller, engineers are turning to stainless steel piping systems ( S30400 and S31600) to meet these needs. Three of the newest and tallest buildings in the world, the Taipei Financial Centre in Taiwan, the Aurora tower in Brisbane, Australia and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, are prime examples of this shift to high-pressure stainless steel piping systems in certain circumstances.