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Useful Insights on Selecting Pipes and Piping Materials

pipes and piping materials

All buildings need piping systems for transporting drinking water, potable water, sewage, slurries and chemicals. When it comes to designing piping systems, piping material selection is incredibly important as the decision can have an impact on how long the piping will last.  Here are some useful insights on how to select pipes and different piping materials:

Factors that influence the choice of piping materials:

  • Liquid being transported: For corrosive liquids such as crude oil and acidic liquids, corrosion-resistant pipe material such as CPVC pipes are needed. Meanwhile, for non-corrosive fluids or gasses, carbon steel and metal pipes are better choices.

  • Temperature of the liquid:  If you are transporting high-temperature liquids, you will need to use piping materials that can withstand high temperature and will not react with the liquid. 

  • Pressure of the liquid: If the pressure of the liquid is high, you need piping material that has high mechanical strength to resist the high pressure. 

  • Service life: If you want the plumbing system to last for 2 to 3 decades, you will need a durable piping material. But for temporary worksites you should factor in how often you will use your fluid handling system. However, the above points need to be considered, regardless of the desired service life. 

  • Ease of maintenance: Certain types of piping material are easier to maintain than others. 

Here are some common pipes and piping materials:  

  1. PVC pipes and fittings: PVC pipes are widely used for residential applications, commercial and industrial applications. One of the key advantages of PVC pipes is that they are resistant to corrosion which makes them ideal for carrying potable water and chemicals. To decide which PVC pipe is the best, you must know their grades and end-application. 

  1. PVC casing pipes: PVC casing pipes are made from special PVC compounds that lend them extra strength and durability. They are mainly used for extracting clean water from deep and shallow bore wells.  Our PVC casing pipes are made from high quality PVC compound. Our PVC casing pipes are appropriate for:  

  • Borewells & tubewells

  • Residential plumbing 

  • Commercial plumbing 

  • Industrial plumbing

  1. CPVC pipes: When it comes to transporting drinking water, CPVC is the most trusted piping material. The reason being the CPVC compound does not react with chlorine that is present in domestic water. The recommended operating temperature for PVC pipes is 45°C to 50°C whereas CPVC pipes are ideal for hot and cold water applications. Our CPVC pipes are used for:

  • Water mains 

  • Industrial water lines

  • Plant piping

  • Industrial lines for carrying chemicals

  • For transport of salt water and other chemicals in industry

  1. uPVC pipes: Plumbing applications where chemical reactions are a concern, uPVC pipes are preferred choice. The uPVC compound shows strong resistance to chemicals and is used for industrial and commercial use.  Our uFLO - uPVC pipes & fittings are ideal for cold water application. They go through 6 stages of checking and are ideal for:

  • Residential plumbing

  • Swimming pools

  • Industrial process lines

  • Food & beverage industry

  • Salt water lines

  • Chemical sector

Looking for PVC pipes and fittings for your project?

If you are looking to buy the best quality PVC pipes and fittings, explore Utkarsh PVC casing pipes, CPVC pipes  and uPVC pipes. We are one of the leading PVC pipes and fittings manufacturers in India. Our pipes require little maintenance and are easy to install, making them a cost-effective option. To know more about plumbing solutions, contact us.

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