PVC Pipe

Is the most frequently specified of all thermoplastic piping materials. It has been used successfully for over 60 years. PVC is characterized by distinctive physical properties, and is resistant to corrosion and chemical attach by acids, alkalies, salt solutions and many other chemicals. It is attacked, however, by polar solvents such as keytones and aromatics. Of the various types and grades of PVC used in plastic piping, Type 1, Grade 1PVC (Cell Classification 12454) conforming to ASTM 1784, is the most common.

The maximum service temperature for PVC is 140°F under pressure and 180°F in drainage. With a design stress of 2,000 psi, PVC has the highest long-term hydrostatic strength (73°F) of any other major thermoplastic material used for piping. PVC piping is joined by solvent cementing, threading, flanging, grooving, gasket joints, or mechanical joints.