Pickled and Oiled Pipe and Fittings



Alamo Pipe offers oxygen cleaning, pickling, oiling, and coating services. Corrosion is the enemy of all metals. But through the use of cutting edge equipment, the industry's best practices, and a skilled and experienced team of dedicated professionals, API provides chemical cleaning and passivation (pickled and oiled) services that preserve the integrity of common and exotic metals. Our processes allow us to clean and pickle just about anything that can be transported to our facility.

Extend the life and performance of such metals as:
  • Alloys
  • Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Inconel
  • Hastelloy™
  • Zirconium
  • Titanium

We offer superior cleaning alternatives for pre-operational and maintenance cleaning in several areas:
  • Oxygen service cleaning
  • Hydrogen peroxide service cleaning
  • Process piping and straight pipe, SRL and DRL
  • Vessels and towers
  • Heat exchangers
  • Storage tanks
  • Critical pharmaceutical applications
  • Electronic grade cleaning
  • Lube oil service (pickled, oiled, and capped)

Passivation is performed to specifications outlined in:
  • ASTM A967
  • ASTM A380
  • ASTM G93
  • QQ-P-35C

We offer a full menu of coatings and linings too. Contact Alamo Pipe for more information.

Thank you.

Alamo Pipe Inc.
El Paso, Texas

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus
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