For more than a quarter of a century PVC Type I, Grade I, Schedule 40 piping systems have been successfully used for pressure and drainage systems in industrial, residential, commercial and agricultural installations. PVC Schedule 40 is ideal for applications where transmission of liquids or materials does not exceed 140°F. The life expectancy of plastic systems far exceeds that of metal systems and required maintenance is simpler and less costly. PVC Schedule 40 has a smooth interior surface that minimizes head pressure loss through friction, it minimizes rust and oxidation, and is generally impervious to scaling or contaminant buildups. Systems are not adversely affected by environmental agents and buried systems are not adversely affected by normal soil contaminants. The inherent insulating qualities of PVC Schedule 40 provides substantial benefits in temperature control, and in commercial installations, sound transmission is greatly reduced. Installation costs are minimized through the use of PVC Schedule 40 since the materials are generally lower cost, materials are light weight and easier to handle, joining is accomplished through solvent cementing, threading or flanging, insulation is generally not required, and extensive material handling and fabricating equipment is not necessary.
The following Schedule 40 PVC fittings are available in all nominal pipe diameters. Many are only available fabricated and by special order. Please contact customer service for availablility.