Flexible gas corrugated stainless steel tubing, commonly known as CSST, is often used in high earthquake areas for several reasons:
- Flexibility: CSST is flexible and can bend easily without breaking. This flexibility is important in high earthquake areas because it allows the gas piping system to move and shift during an earthquake without breaking or leaking gas.
- Corrugated design: The corrugated design of CSST provides additional strength and durability, making it more resistant to damage from seismic activity.
- Reduced joints: CSST comes in long, continuous lengths, which reduces the number of joints required in a gas piping system. Fewer joints mean fewer potential points of failure during an earthquake.
- Lightweight: CSST is lightweight, making it easier to handle and install than traditional black iron pipe.
- Compatibility: CSST is compatible with most gas appliances, making it a versatile option for homeowners and builders.
Overall, the flexibility, corrugated design, reduced joints, lightweight, and compatibility of CSST make it an ideal choice for gas piping in high earthquake areas.