Schedule 80 PVC Pipe
PVC is the most frequently specified of all plastic piping 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. Of the various types and grades of PVC used in plastic piping, Type 1, Grade 1 PVC (Cell Classification 12454-B) conforming to ASTM 11784, 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 piping.