are used for industrial pressure applications. Our production capacity allows us
to ship most orders within 24 hours of receipt.
-Charlotte Pipe's PVC Schedule 40 Pipe and Fittings and Schedule 80 Pipe and
Fittings for pressure applications
- Our PVC Schedule 40 and PVC Schedule 80 Pipe and Fittings are available
with plain and belled end treatments.
- PVC Pipe: Schedule 80: ¼ - 16” and Schedule 40: ½ - 16”; SDR 21: ½ - 2”;
and SDR 26: 1-1/4 - 3”.
- PVC Schedule 80 Fittings
- PVC Schedule 40 Fittings
Advantages of PVC Schedule 40 Pipe and Fittings/ PVC Schedule 80 Pipe and Fittings
Easy to Install
PVC pressure pipe and fittings are lightweight – approximately one-half the
weight of aluminum and one-sixth the weight of steel – reducing transportation,
handling, and installation costs. They have smooth seamless interior walls. They
require no special tools for cutting, and are installed with solvent cementing,
threading, flanging, and roll-grooved joining.
PVC pressure pipe and fittings are inert to attack by a wide variety of strong
acids, alkalis, salt solutions, alcohols, and many other chemicals. They are dependable
in corrosive applications and impart no tastes or odors to materials carried in
them. They do not react with materials carried, nor act as a catalyst.
PVC Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipe and fittings are highly resilient, tough
and durable products that have high-tensile and high-impact strength. They withstand
high pressure for long periods.
PVC pressure pipe and fittings are self-extinguishing, and do not support
combustion. They have an ASTM E84 flame-spread rate of 25 or less.
Internal Corrosion Resistance
PVC Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipe and fittings resist chemical
attack by most acids, alkalis, salts, and organic media such as alcohols and aliphatic
hydrocarbons, within certain limits of temperature and pressure.
External Corrosion Resistance
Industrial fumes, humidity, salt water, weather, atmospheric, or underground conditions
– regardless of soil type or moisture – cannot harm PVC pressure pipe and fittings.
Scratches or surface abrasions do not provide points which corrosive elements can
Immunity to Galvanic or Electrolytic Attack
PVC Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipe and fittings are immune to
galvanic or electrolytic action. They can be used underground, underwater, in the
presence of metals, and can be connected to metals.
Freedom from Toxicity, Odors, Tastes
PVC pressure pipe and fittings systems are non-toxic, odorless, and tasteless.
The National Sanitation Foundation lists them for use with drinking water.
Low Friction Loss
The smooth interior surfaces of PVC Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipe and
fittings assure low friction loss and high flow rate. Because PVC pipe
and fittings do not rust, pit, scale, or corrode, the high flow rate continues for
the life of the piping system.
Low Thermal Conductivity
PVC pressure pipe and fittings have a much lower thermal conductivity factor
than metal pipe. This ensures that fluids maintain a more constant temperature.
In most cases, pipe insulation is not required.
Low Installation Cost
The many advantages of PVC Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipe and fittings
ensure a lower installed cost than for other piping systems.
PVC pressure pipe and fittings systems do not rust, pit, scale, corrode,
or promote build-up on the system interior. Years of trouble-free service can be