PVC and ABS Pipe

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Imperial sized PVC-U Pressure Pipe Class C, D ,E,and 7 and Imperial sized ABS Pressure Pipe Class C,D,E and T.
Fittings in sizes from 3/8 of an inch to 8 inches. 

Effast from Polypipe Industrial

is a well-established brand name that is recognised throughout both the industrial process market and construction industries for its market-leading range of thermoplastic pipework systems suitable for use within industrial applications. The company now provides these components to customers all over the world and leads the way in the research and development of advanced new solutions that satisfy the specific needs of the market.

ABS and PVC Pipe and Fittings
Both ABS and PVC pipes and fittings can be used above or below the ground, but ABS is more likely to deform when exposed to the sun.
Local regulations often require ABS pipes to contain pigments or be painted with latex to protect them from UV. PVC is generally made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticizers.

PVC is used to produce pipes suitable for irrigation, potable water supply, chemical installation, water treatment, swimming pools, foodstuff industries. 
ABS is also used in food and beverage processing as well as water and sewerage treatment and many other industries

ABS pipes can be a little easier to install than PVC pipes. PVC needs a primer before each joint is glued together and the joints must then be held together for 5 to 10 seconds. This time allows the glue to bind.

Joints to other materials can be made with flanges or threads. Such materials as brass or other metals and plastics can then be used to connect to pumps and filters.
   
Solvent welding is used for most ABS pipe and fittings.

With solvent welding an adhesive is brushed onto a clean fitting and pipe, the two are pressed together. Once the joint is made and there is little room for any movement of the fitting.

PVC and ABS have diffeent adhesion times. PVC has a setting time of a few seconds that allows the joint to be aligned. ABS however has a setting time is almost zero. As a result ensure all pipe and joints are measured and that both are marked correctly before gluing together.

ABS pipe system joints can be tested dry providing that they have not been cleaned with solvents or cleaner. Cleaning can soften the plastic and make it almost impossible to disassemble.