Asked by: Fabien Betzalel
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th February, 2020

What is Schedule 40 CPVC pipe?

Schedule 40 CPVC. CPVC is similar to PVC, but is treated with chlorine to create a material that is more heat and highly resistant to acids, alkalis, alcohols, and many other corrosive materials. Schedule 40 CPVC is light gray in color and the pipes have the largest inner diameter of the two schedules offered.

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Beside this, is CPVC a Schedule 40?

CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl) material has comparable corrosion resistance to PVC pipe, yet it is suitable for handling corrosive material at temperatures 40°F to 60°F higher than PVC. Schedule 80 pipe can be used with threaded and socket joints schedule 40 pipe is not recommended for threading.

Additionally, what is the difference between Schedule 80 PVC and CPVC? The main difference between CPVC and PVC is the range of temperatures each is capable of withstanding. CPVC can handle temperatures up to 200° Fahrenheit, while PVC peaks at 140° Fahrenheit. PVC comes in nominal pipe sizes only, while CPVC is available in both nominal pipe sizes and copper tube sizes.

Regarding this, what is CPVC rated for?

CPVC piping which is suitable for hot and cold water distribution has a 400 psi pressure rating at room temperature, and a 100 psi pressure rating at 180°F. CPVC materials are resistant to many everyday household chemicals.

How do I know if my pipe is CPVC?

The only real visible difference may be in their color – PVC is generally white while CPVC comes in a cream color. The biggest difference between the two types of pipe is not visible from the outside at all, but exists on the molecular level. CPVC stands for Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride.

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