Strength & Durability
Considering their relative low weight, PVC pipes are strong and durable. This makes PVC pipes suitable for all types of long-term applications, including domestic water, sewerage, stormwater and deep underground piping systems. It stays strong through a range of temperatures, resulting in fewer burst pipes and other maintenance issues.
PVC-O PIPES ARE TOUGHER THAN THEIR DUCTILE IRON COMPETITORS IN EXTREME FIELD TESTING
Triple Field Installation testing
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes and DI (ductile iron) pipes both offer the benefits of relatively high tensile strengths, burst pressures and crushing loads. However our closer look study proven the real strength in the pipes market as PVC-O Pipes.
Under normal circumstances, PVC pipes possess high resistance to impact damage when compared to pipes made from clay, concrete and most other conventional materials. Even though PVC pipes do exhibit a reduction in impact strength at very low temperatures, the impact strength remains more than adequate, usually exceeding that of alternate pipe materials. The long-term tensile strength is twice that of iron, steel or other thermoplastic pipe material.