Roughly half of the world's polyvinyl chloride resin manufactured annually is used
for producing pipes for municipal and industrial applications. In the water
distribution market it accounts for 66% of the market in the US, and in sanitary
sewer pipe applications, it accounts for 75%. Its light weight, low cost, and low
maintenance make it attractive. However, it must be carefully installed and
bedded to ensure longitudinal cracking and over belling does not occur.
Additionally, PVC pipes can be fused together using various solvent cements, or
heat-fused (butt-fusion process, similar to joining HDPE pipe), creating permanent
joints that are virtually impervious to leakage.
|PVC PIPE LINES||Productivity Range of Different Models||Pipe Diameter Range (OD)|
|PVC Pipe||100 kg/hr to 350 kg/hr||1" ID to 315mm OD|
|PVC Belling||200kg/hr to 600kg/hr||40mm to 315|