Gisty - Common Uses for Steel Pipes A wide variety of industries ranging from oil fields to municipal sewage systems and more make use of quality steel pipe on a routine basis. The primary advantages of steel are its versatility and durability. It can be shaped into piping of different thicknesses and diameters depending on its intended use and can resist corrosion better than iron and other alternatives. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:12:47 MDT en