• Description

Plumbing and Pipework: Imperial Grey PVC Pressure

Un-plasticised poly vinyl chloride (PVC-U) is one of the most widely used thermoplastic materials for pipe installations. Being odourless and tasteless it is suitable for conveying potable (drinking) water and many food products. PVC-U has excellent chemical resistance. The good flow characteristics results from the smooth bore and has good resistance to abrasion. It's light in weight, easy to join together thus making PVC-U a good alternative to the more traditional materials. PVC-U is resistant to most solutions of acids, alkalis, salts and solvents that can be mixed with water.
Material:
Thin stabilized compound conforming to the EEC safety levels for vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and the WRc requirements for use with potable water.
Colour:
PVC-U products can be recognized by it's dark grey colour and thickness of the wall.
Chemical Resistance:
The chemical resistance properties of PVC-U are excellent. It is resistant to most solutions of acids, alkalis and salts and to solvents that can be mixed with water. PVC-U is not resistant to aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons.
PVC Pressure Pipe is the best for laying under ground – when in a pond/pool situation from a bottom drain being installed where there is considerable weight being applied, not only from the concrete base but also the weight of water in the pond/pool above.