Plastic Pipes Operating Temperatures
Typical maximum operating temperatures for common plastic pipe materials are indicated below. Note that working pressure varies with type of material and schedule (wall thickness).
|Plastic Pipe Material||Operating Temperature|
|With Pressure||Without Pressure|
|ABS - Acrylonitrilebutadiene Styrene||100||38||180||82|
|PE - Polyethylene||100||38||180||82|
|PVC - Polyvinylchloride||100||38||140||60|
|CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride||180||82||180||82|
|PB - Polybutylene||180||82||200||93|
|PP - Polypropylene||100||38||180||82|
|SR - Styrene Rubber Plastic||150||66|
Maximum Short Time Operating Temperature
- for pipes without pressure.
- PVC : 95 oC
- PP : 100 oC
- PE : 95 oC
Heat Distortion Temperature
- is the temperature where a test piece of a material placed in a heat medium with a bending load (18.6 kg/cm2) applied - reaches a specified deflection.
- ABS: 104 - 106 oC
- PVC: 54 - 80 oC
- HDPE: 43 - 49 oC
- LDPE: 32 - 41 oC
- PP: 57 - 64 oC
Vicat Softening Temperature
- is the temperature where a needle shaped penetrator sinks into a test piece a specified depth when a specified vertical load (1 kg) is applied.
- ABS: 102.3 oC
- PVC: 92 oC
- PE: 127.3 oC
- PP: 152.2 oC
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ASTM D2661 - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Schedule 40 Plastic Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe and Fittings
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EN 12201 - Polyethylene (PE) Pipes for Water Supply, and for Drainage and Sewerage under Pressure - Dimensions
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