Is PVC the same as PVC U?

PVCu is essentially unplasticised PVC because there is no plasticiser added in the process for this polymer – this is where the ‘u’ comes from in the name. As there is no plasticiser added to this plastic it means that this product is far more rigid than the PVC material, it is hard and will not flex at all.

What is the difference between PVC U and PVC C?

Because PVC-C is better to use at a higher working temperature, the material is suitable for transporting hot water. On the other hand, PVC-U is suitable for the flow of bases, weak acids and salts, chlorine, drinking water and demineralised water.

Which pipe is best for drainage?

Polyvinyl Chloride pipes are the most commonly used pipes for any drainage project. Due to the material’s malleable properties, PVC pipes can come in almost any size. These types of pipes are great for drainage situations where the water and environment exert a great deal of pressure and weight.

What is DWV coupling?

DWV Fittings are used for drain, waste and vent applications only. These fittings are not designed or tested to handle pressure. DWV fittings are used most commonly in plumbing applications where a continuous smooth media flow is very important. DWV fittings come as a glue or gasketed system.

What schedule pipe is DWV?

PVC Schedule 40
PVC Schedule 40 Pressure/DWV Pipe.

What is the strongest plastic pipe?

Wall Thickness Schedule 80 pipe is designed with a thicker wall. This means the pipe is thicker and stronger, and as a result it can handle higher pressures. You are probably most familiar with schedule 40 PVC pipe.

What is the difference between c-PVC and PVC-U pipes?

Moreover, PVC-U pipes have favorable environmental profiles and are 100% recyclable. C-PVC stands for chlorinated PVC. Pipes and fittings made of C-PVC share many of PVC-U’s advantages. Both are safe for use with drinking water, have high resistance to corrosion, high durability and excellent impact resistance.

What do you need to know about PVC pipe fittings?

PVC Pipe Fittings. Pipes are generally straightforward. But you have to fit the pipes together so that they comply with local building codes. This can be simple or complicated, depending on the function, location and the building code. PVC pipe fittings are used for attaching PVC pipes together.

What is the difference between unplasticized and chlorinated PVC pipes?

C-PVC pipes have many advantages to unplasticized PVC pipes. Due to this, they are a popular choice for: Just like unplasticized PVC pipes, chlorinated PVC pipes are highly resistant to corrosion and safe to use for drinking water. Also, both are durable due to their great impact resistance.

What does Unplasticised PVC-U stand for?

PVC-U stands for unplasticised PVC, which means no plasticiser (US: plasticizer) has been added to the PVC compound. Unplasticised PVC is also known as rigid PVC.