Fusible PVC® Pipe Material Properties
- Meets ASTM cell classification 12454.
- Extruded presently in 40' and 45' lengths. Custom lengths can be provided upon request.
- Extruded with a unique patent pending formulation that meets all requirements of PPI TR-2 "PPI PVC Range Composition Listing of Qualified Ingredients".
- Available in DIPS and IPS sizes.
- Has excellent abrasion and scratch-resistant properties.
- To date, the longest continuous fused pull-in is 7,020 LF for an HDD application in Port St. Lucie, FL.
The following table shows values for PVC across a range of temperatures from 80° F (27° C) and 140° F (60° C). The pressure rating for a pipe material at a given temperature is obtained by multiplying the pressure rating or class by the de-rating factor.
|Maximum Service Temp. (°F)||De-Rating Factor|
Research done on the permeation of organics from the surrounding soil into all types of water line materials has yielded results that indicate that the weakest link in any system regardless of its material of construction is the gaskets at the joints. Fusible C-900®, Fusible C-905® and FPVC® are unique in that they eliminate gaskets in a system where they are deployed because joints in our products are fused. Further results indicate that no significant permeation occurs with:
- Alcohols, aliphatic hydrocarbons and organic acids.
- Benzene or alkylated benzenes with activity less than 0.25 (toluene, for example, has a concentration of 125ppm at an 0.25 activity level).
- Anilines, chlorinated hydrocarbons, ketones, and nitrobenzenes with an activity level of 0.1.
The research also indicated that PE material is much more permeable than PVC. Fusible C-900®, Fusible C-905® and FPVC® corrosion resistivity properties are the same as PVC.For more information about the corrosion resistance of PVC please refer to the Uni-Bell Website. To check for chemical compatibility you can refer to the chart provided by Vinidex Chemical with data from the Uni-bell Handbook of PVC or check on Cole-Parmers Compatibility Chart Website.
AWWA Research Foundation - Impact of Hydrocarbon on PE/PVC Pipes and Pipe Gaskets
The study characterized the impact of petroleum based solvents on multiple plastics employed as pipe and gasket material in the water pipeline industry.
- PVC resists permeation from gasoline while PE does not. This is based on a two year duration test
- Ungasketed PVC completely resists gasoline while gasketed PVC permeates through the gasket
- Water main internal pressure has no effect on the rate of permeation through a gasket
- PE and PVC both permeate with toluene, benzene, and TCE. PVC reaches a low steady state and remains there while PE permeation increases
- Deflection and alignment greatly affect the amount of DI gasket permeation.