CPVC Pipes and Fittings
Before knowing CPVC pipe price know what CPVC pipes and fittings are.
CPVC or Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride pipe is a thermoplastic polymer used for hot & cold water plumbing applications in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. They are produced as a result of chlorinating the PVC polymer. CPVC pipes are bendable and exhibit fire-retardant properties.
Apart from being resistant to chemicals, CPVC is resistant to many acids, alcohols, hydrocarbons and bases. CPVC pipes are made in both CTS (Copper Pipe Size) and IPS (Iron Pipe Size) standards. Jointing of CPVC pipes and fittings done using solvent cements.
PVC Water Pipe
All pipes used for all utilities at homes combined are called Home pipes. These pipes are required to carry water, waste, conduits for electrical & data wiring, air conditioning drains and piped gas.
On this page, we will restrict our discussion to water pipes and drainage pipes.
CPVC Plumbing System
A CPVC plumbing system comprises CPVC plumbing materials which includes a complex network of CPVC pipe & fittings, valves and accessories. This system in any building is responsible for moving around hot and cold water for a wide range of uses. The common uses of plumbing include – delivering drinking water, water for bathing, washing, flushing and heating and cooling.
The primary purpose of a plumbing system is to supply water for various uses.
Over the years, plumbing has evolved a lot. It has come a long way from the usage of clay pipes that were used for water supply in ancient times to a variety of materials used now. Today, we use different types of plumbing pipes for plumbing systems.
There are a major of seven water supply pipes that are commonly found in houses these days. They are CPVC, PVC,PPR, PEX, PERT, Copper, Galvanized Iron pipes. When it comes to changing the existing plumbing system in your old house or to install a plumbing system in your new house, you may find it confusing to choose among the types of pipes available in the market.
CPVC pipes are made with a thermoplastic known as Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride which were first developed in the late 1950s. Its first commercial production was started in 1959 and the first residential installation was in 1960. CPVC Pipes are manufactured using twin screw extrusion technology. These pipes are joined with fittings using the CPVC solvent cements which make them easy to install.
CPVC pipes are strong and rigid and have proven long term service with the lowest ownership and maintenance costs. They do not corrode and are resistant to scale formation. They are heat resistant to 93° C and are flame retardant. Further CPVC is resistant to chemicals, alcohols, acids, hydrocarbons, bases, etc.
Due to these reasons CPVC has become the material of choice for hot and cold water plumbing in India and many parts of the world.