What are the benefits of using a flexible stainless steel gas pipe?

When choosing a material for gas pipe installation, every engineer has their own opinion on whether CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing) or the traditional method of copper piping is best. This is down to what each person values more highly and what he/she looks for in their materials, such as affordability, longevity and strength. Obviously we might be a bit biased on this, but here's why we at Flexigas believe CSST, and the flexible stainless steel gas pipe option is the best solution for gas installations. 


Flexigas CSST uses 316L stainless steel, and these types of stainless steel pipes are resilient, durable and trustworthy. A 316L flexible stainless steel gas pipe is a reputable product that contains corrosion-resistant materials such as nickel, molybdenum and nitrogen, meaning it can withstand nature. Not only that, but it's tough against temperatures. Flexible stainless steel gas pipes can withstand extremely high temperatures, making it perfect for the use of gas pipe installations. In fact the reason that Flexigas chooses 316L over 304 grade stainless steel is due to the higher nickel content found in 316L, a mighty 10-12% over 8-10% that is found in 304 and 304L stainless steel.

Made to last

When choosing a flexible stainless steel gas pipe like Flexigas CSST, you are choosing pipework made to last years. Not only does 316L stainless steel offer protection against corrosion. A 316L flexible stainless steel gas pipe will look the same in 20 years as it does today. It truly is a low maintenance solution for all gas pipe installations.
The PE (polythene) coating protects the 316L stainless steel against the elements, with UV and ozone resistant properties will ensure that it can survive brightest summers and the harshest winters without splits or deterioration.


A flexible stainless steel gas pipe has one other benefit we haven't addressed - the flexible part. A flexible stainless steel gas pipe gives you the option to bend and curve in whatever direction you would like, making it easier to install than materials such as copper. It is durable enough to be bent to 90 degrees by hand alone, making it truly flexible.

Time saver

Last but not least, choosing a flexible stainless steel gas pipe can save you precious time. Standard gas pipes, more commonly the traditional copper method, require joins to be made every 3 meters in order to work around obstacles and create joints. This means cutting, fitting and soldering at every join and turn. Imagine how quick and easy installations would be without the need for this extra work! Choosing a flexible stainless steel gas pipe lets you bend and mold the pipe in whatever way needed, for a speedy job well done.

Hello Flexigas

While this may all sound too good to be true, it gets even better. Flexigas, the CSST hero, has the best flexible stainless steel gas pipe on the market. It provides you with all of the above, and Flexigas’s CSST comes in one continuous length on a transport spool, so you can cut your product to the exact lengths you need. You'll be saving more time on every single gas installation you carry out, meaning you will have more time to work on other jobs, saving you time AND earning you more money.

Another key feature of Flexigas’s continuous lengthened pipe CSST is that it's safer than a traditional copper installation. If a gas leak was ever to occur on a copper pipe installation with multiple joints, each joint would have to be checked. With Flexigas, there's the start and then there's the finish. It really is that easy.

We could go on and on about the benefits of Flexigas, like the fact there are no special tools or hot works required, but we're pretty sure we’d be here forever. If we've convinced you that a flexible stainless steel gas pipe is the way forward for your gas pipe installations, contact the Flexigas team today so you can begin your Flexigas journey.