A RANGE of pre-coated steel tube sections manufactured in Australia by Orrcon Steel will provide resistance for steel used in environments where corrosion is a fact of life.

The zinc-alloy coated Maxi-Tube range provides corrosion resistance for tubular steel products used near marine and corrosive industrial environments, the company said.

Orrcon Steel sales and marketing manager Lester Kirkwood said the range reflected Orrcon’s pursuit of continuous innovation and its desire to offer its customers solutions to corrosion issues and sustainability.

“It is a real game-changer for us, suitable for a wide range of steel tube and pipe applications where corrosion resistance is required,” he said.

The company said studies into Maxi- Tube showed that its high quality barrier to corrosion provided at least 50 per cent greater corrosion resistance than traditional Batch Hot-Dip Galvanised steel.

The range is suited for coastal, industrial, intensive farming, food processing and infrastructure applications, can be welded, painted and powdercoated and has lower life cycle and maintenance costs than galvanised products.

“For the first time in Australia, a defined warranty is available for tubular steel products in areas less than 1km from marine and coastal environments,” Orrcon said in an announcement.

Maxi-Tube products come with a warranty of up to 25 years depending on the environment and the application in which the product will be used.