PVC-U

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Pvc-u (unplasticised Polyvinyl chloride)

Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC-U) is one of the most widely used thermoplastic materials in the world. Common to many different industries, PVC-U provides outstanding chemical resistance for various applications.

Highly resistant to acids, alkalis, alcohols and many other corrosive materials; PVC-U is frequently used in the water treatment and drinking water industries, chemical production, textile manufacturing and commercial pool markets.

PVC-U is also commonly referred to as uPVC, PVCU and PVCI.

PVC-U Common Product Examples
ELBOW 90
TEE 90
VANSTONE FLANGE
THREADED ADAPTORS
567 BUTTERFLY
546 BALL VALVE

Size Range

  • DN15mm – DN400mm

Installation Method

  • Solvent Cement

Pressure Rating

  • up to 16 bar 

Temperature

  • 60 Deg C

PVC-U Quick Reference Links

PVC-U Pipe dimensions

SCH80 VS SCH40 PVC

SCH80 and SCH40 are references to the pipe wall thickness.  The higher the Schedule (SCH) the thicker the wall.  

We supply both Grey SCH80 Pipe and Clear SCH40 PVC-U Pipe. 

DATASHEETS

Metric vs Imperial PVC-u

PVC-U pipe outside diameters (OD) and wall thicknesses can vary based on the international Specifications. 

PAAS typically stocks the Imperial range of BS and ASTM products to suit the Australian Market; with Metric (European) sizing available on request.  

Pressure temperature chart

The chart shown indicates the pressure rating of SCH80 Pipe in water applications.  

For all other PVC-U product lines –  fittings, valves please consult the individual product data sheets.

 

Pressure Temperature Chart

Chemical Resistance

PVC-U systems stand up to the most demanding conditions, particularly where media such as acids, alkalis, bases and salts are transported.

Main Applications:
  • Water Treatment
  • Marine
  • Chemical Process Industry
  • Microelectronics
  • Power Plants

 

UV Resistance

PVC-U Sch80 Grey pipework is UV stabilised; increasing the lifespan of your outdoor installations.

Please contact our sales team on 1300 747 464 for more information.

Installation: Solvent cementing

Solvent cements are used for the installation of PVC-U pipe and fittings 

Installation Links: 

JOinting Guides PVC-U

Watch our jointing video or download our pdf

 

PVC-U Pipe clip spacing

Recommended distance in M for pipe clip spacing.

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