There is a good reason why many different industries use PVC pipes in their processes and projects. Despite the fact that these pipe materials are relatively new compared to some traditional pipes such as copper or brass, they have a complete list of advantages over their material counterparts.
Even in the most widely used applications and environments, PVC pipe proves itself over and over again as one of the most durable and safest materials on the market. Due to its durability, safety and cost-effectiveness, it is often specified for use in water distribution (drainage, waste and valves), sewage and irrigation systems.
PVC has a light structure. Weight is a huge factor that pipes are concerned about for a number of reasons, so the fact that PVC is less dense and heavy can be a big advantage in some industries. Because the weight is lighter, the tubes:
- Transportation is easier and less expensive.
- Does not add bulk of the project to the building.
- It is easier to maneuver in place.
In addition, the lightweight structure means that long pipe sections can be easily operated by one person. Of course, with really large pipe sections, a worker needs equipment to move materials, but in most cases less force is used to move PVC materials than to move heavier materials.
PVC allows it to be flexible without breaking. PVC is rigid, but can also bend under pressure. For example, a long piece of PVC pipe can be used to transfer groundwater. The use of PVC in such cases has an advantage because if the ground changes, the pipe changes with the ground and the pipe does not rupture. This flexible nature makes PVC, like everything from plumbing and sewage to pipes used to make electrical wiring under heavy structures, ideal.
PVC is non-toxic. When pipes are used to carry drinking water, the toxicity of pipelines is always checked because toxins can easily pass through the pipe material. PVC is a non-toxic material. In fact, many tests have been performed to ensure that these pipes are not safe enough to carry the water used.
PVC pipe is resistant to heat and cold:
In applications where pipelines are exposed to extreme temperatures, flexible pipe resistance is used. Many other types of pipes cannot withstand hot and cold temperatures such as PVC. This material is actually somewhat flame resistant and difficult to prove ignition, with a self-ignition temperature of 450 ° C.
PVC pipe does not rust, scale, pit or corrode, and its maintenance costs are low, preventing contamination from being transferred to water. It does not affect the taste or smell of water, and the source of lead is often not associated with metal pipes. Unlike metal or cement pipes, PVC does not react chemically with even the most aggressive water.
PVC is an affordable option for plumbing systems. Its light weight means reduced shipping costs as well as faster, safer and easier installation. This, along with the ease of assembly of the PVC piping system, means reduced equipment and work requirements. In addition, an analysis in 1996 comparing the cost of PVC pipe with other piping showed that the cost of installing a PVC system is 73% and 67% of the cost of a cast iron and copper system, respectively.
PVC pipe is also flexible enough to bend often without breaking, allowing it to withstand the effects or movements of the ground. PVC, when properly designed and installed, has an estimated lifespan of more than 100 years, with little or no strength.
PVC pipe is inherently protected against corrosion of internal and external underground pipes. Chemicals commonly produced in sanitary wastewater have no effect on the material. The smooth inner surface of the PVC pipe, together with the water purifier, provides excellent resistance to corrosive biofilms. PVC pipe does not deteriorate due to attacks by bacteria or other microorganisms and will not be useful as a nutrient for the growth of bacteria.
The Chlorine Chemistry Council (CCC) predicts that the widespread use of PVC pipes and the removal of other materials will reduce the potential for annual maintenance costs by 93% or more in some cases. The potential savings are in the hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and because water flows more easily than other materials through PVC piping, water companies and taxpayers save on pumping costs.
Low cost, efficiency and performance of vinyl make dozens of industries including health care, communications, aerospace, automotive, retail, textiles and construction the target material. Hard as a pipe or plastic like plastic, vinyl is a prominent 21st century material.
PVC Energy and Environment:
More than 50% of vinyl is obtained from salt, one of the most abundant sources on earth. At the same time, advances in formulation have made today’s products more durable, meaning that they save on alternative materials and require less maintenance for their useful life. Vinyl construction products such as siding and fencing, which do not require paint, stains or harsh cleaners, can regularly replace wood products that require these treatments.
Reduction of heating / cooling loads:
Vinyl roofing membranes are usually light in color, so they are known as “reflective” roof surfaces. They help structures stay cool and reduce energy consumption for ventilation in hot weather.
Vinyl consumes energy. For example, compartments in a vinyl window frame resist heat transfer. Sash frames and corners are welded by fusion for great strength and protection against air and water penetration. Many vinyl windows and glass doors meet the criteria.
PVC pipe measurement method:
When measuring for PVC pipes, always measure from the bottom of the ball at each of the adjacent joints. This allows the pipe to be placed at the bottom, maximizing the surface to be cemented together to seal.
Measure and mark the PVC pipe for cutting using a permanent marker.
PVC pipe can be cut with almost any saw. Popular options are chainsaws, reciprocating saws or chainsaws. Be sure to flatten the cut as much as possible to make sure it fits. There are also handy PVC cutting tools that you can use.
Cutting the pipe keeps the plastic at the end of the pipe. To ensure that the mating surfaces between the pipe and the fittings are clean, be careful to remove them.