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asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th February, 2020

What is the CPVC pipe?

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is a thermoplastic produced by chlorination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin, which is significantly more flexible and can withstand higher temperatures than standard PVC. Uses include hot and cold water delivery pipes and industrial liquid handling.

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Also, what is the difference between CPVC and PVC pipe?

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.

One may also ask, what color is CPVC pipe? Often CTS CPVC is a light yellowish color, while schedule 80 CPVC (NPS) is a light gray color. PVC pipe and fittings usually comes in white or dark gray. Always check the manufacturer printing on the pipe to be sure.

Considering this, 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.

What is CPVC pipes & fittings?

CPVC PIPES & FITTINGS. Composition: Made from Chlorinated Poly Vinyl Chloride (CPVC) – next generation plastic material with unique physical properties desirable for Hot and Cold water applications. Pipes and Fittings of CPVC are rigid and provide good impact resistance.

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