PVC is the most frequently specified of all plastic fitting materials. It has been used successfully for over 60 years. PVC is characterized by distinctive physical properties and is resistant to corrosion and chemical attack by acids, alkalies, salt solutions and many other chemicals. It is attacked, however, by polar solvents such as ketones and aromatics.
Ofthe various types and grades of PVC used in plastic fittings, Type 1, Grade 1 PVC (Cell Classification 12454–B) conforming to ASTM D1784 and D1785, is the most common. The maximum service temperature for PVC is 140°F.
With a design stress of 2,000 psi, PVC has the highest long-term hydrostatic strength (at 73°F) of any other major thermoplastic material used for fittings. PVC fittings are commonly joined by solvent cementing, threading, or flanging.
The following Schedule 80 PVC fittings are available in all nominal pipe diameters. Many are only available fabricated and by special order. Please contact customer service for availablility: