I want to know about what factors should be considered in selection of pipes. Is PVC pipe suitable for residential building?
Posted On: 2017-01-23 19:13:23
Regular PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a common, strong but lightweight plastic used in construction. It is made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticizers. If no plasticizers are added, it is known as uPVC (un plasticized polyvinyl chloride). Due to large in length the cost of handling is much whereas transportation and installation cost is less. Smooth internal surface of pipes provide less friction which results in saving of energy. These pipes are not suitable for the area which is very hot.
The factors should be considered in selection of pipes is:
Strength of pipe, Water carrying capacity, Life and durability of pipe, Expenditure on transportation, Jointing process, maintenance and repairs.
CPVC piping is used for:
CPVC piping which is suitable for hot and cold water distribution has a 400 psi pressure rating at room temperature, and a 100 psi pressure rating at 180 F. CPVC materials are resistant to many everyday household chemicals. Since CPVC materials do not support combustion, they cannot burn without an external fuel source. This property makes CPVC pipe an attractive alternative to steel and copper pipe for fire sprinkler applications. CPVC fire sprinkler piping systems are approved for light hazard applications and for use in single and multifamily dwellings.
PVC piping is used for:
Drain-waste-vent (DWV), Sewers, Water mains, Water service lines, Irrigation, Conduit, Various industrial installations.