The new release of PVC-O Pipe with diameters up to DN 600mm make them the best solution for medium and high pressure networks for potable water supply, sewer rising mains, recycled water systems, sewer rising mains, irrigation systems, and pumping systems.
PVC-O Pipes are the most advanced pipes for the conveyance of high pressure water on the market.
The process of molecular orientation greatly enhances PVC's physical properties and gives PVC-O a number of exceptional features. It becomes an unbeatable plastic in terms of strength, impact resistance, and flexibility without altering its chemical properties. PVC-O Pipes are virtually impossible to destroy by impact, virtually eliminating the possibility of breakages during installation or during on-site trials caused by drops or impacts.
This makes for a plastic with unbeatable qualities in terms of resistance to traction and fatigue, flexibility, and impact resistance. When used in high pressure water pipelines, this type of piping is virtually indestructible and is expected to have a lifetime in excess of 100 years.
Compared to PE and metal pipes, the relatively thin but strong PVC-O Pipes have greater water volume carrying capacity and lower susceptibility to water hammer especially compared with steel and cast iron pipes due to lower wave speed (celerity).
When PVC-O Pipe is used for high pressure pipelines they have a number of performance and environmental benefits compared to alternative products. The pipe is highly energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly during all its useful life because of the considerable savings in raw material. DN600 PVC-O Pipe will be less than half the weight of PE and one third of the weight of equivalent DI pipe. Combining their large internal diameter with low friction, PVC-O can move water faster than the alternatives. The latest PVC-O pipes are designed to withstand 25bar water pressure long-term and meet the top Class 500 rating of having a minimum tensile strength of 50MPa.
For all these reasons, PVC-O pipes are the best solution for medium and high pressure networks for potable water supply, sewer rising mains, recycled water systems, irrigation systems, and pumping systems.
Large diameters (≥375mm) are manufactured in Australia by Pipemakers.