PVC or CPVC – Overview
The selection criteria between CPVC and PVC is very simple and obvious. CPVC pipes are always more expensive as compared to PVC pipes of same dimension and hence the decision of its selection has to be very meaningful and specific.
CPVC can sustain high temperature of water up to 200Â°F / 93Â°C while PVC is good up to 140Â°F / 60Â°C. An important fact which very few plumbers are aware that the jointing kit of PVC and CPVC are totally different and should not be interchangeable as the solvent cement used for bonding are of different specification as per the material characteristic of the polymer.
There are few common uses of CPVC and PVC pipes
- Conduit for wire and cables
- Drinking purpose
- Water transportation for Agriculture and Dairy Farming
- Garden Sprinkler
- Toy Tent and Greenhouse frames
Important facts to know on CPVC and PVC Pipes
- PVC and CPVC pipes can be made of any colour desired if needed. Usual colours used for CPVC is off white to yellow or some times light grey and PVC pipes are usually white or grey tone only.
- Usually, CPVC pipes are of very small diameter while PVC pipes can be up to 24inch and above also in specific case.
- Both these pipes releases strong toxic fumes when heated or melted.
Hopefully, this blog has helped you to know about PVC and CPVC pipes. If you are still confused about which type of pipe is the best for you, contact Faith Industries Ltd – a leading supplier of CPVC compound & PVC stabilizer.