What are PVC pipes and fittings

Update:26 May 2020

PVC which means no plasticiser (US: plasticizer) has been added to the PVC compound. Unplasticised PVC is also known as rigid PVC. PVC-U is the most common PVC type for pipes and fittings including transportation of drinking water, soil and waste, sewage and underground drainage and industrial applications.
Pipes and fittings made of PVC-U have many benefits. They are a safe choice for transportation of drinking water, light and easy to handle and affordable. Technical properties include high mechanical performance, high durability (at least 100 years for underground pipes), high chemical resistance and resistance to UV exposure. Moreover, PVC-U pipes have favorable environmental profiles and are 100% recyclable.

The TRUFLO PVC fittings can be used for a variety of applications like, irrigation, water supply, industrial process lines, swimming pools, firefighting mains, etc. This piping system is far better than CI, DI or RCC pipes, as it is light in weight, quick and easy to install, has excellent corrosion and chemical resistance properties, high flow rates, long life and economy.
a. Odourless and hygienic- These pipes are suitable for transportation of potable water as it does not allow any contamination in water.
b. High corrosion resistance- This piping system is resistant to chemical corrosion, which gives these pipes much longer life.
c. High chemical resistance- Pipes offer excellent resistance to acids, oxidizing agents, alkalis, oils and domestic effluents. There is no need for repeated painting or coating for surface protection.
d. Smooth bore- Pipes have a smooth inner surface, resulting in a better flow compared to Cement, CI and GI pipes
e. Self-extinguishing quality- Does not support combustion.
f. Long life- As these pipes are free from scale formation, rusting, weathering and chemical action, this results in a much longer life.
g. Economical- Light weight piping system, very easy to transport, install and highly economical compared to conventional piping systems.