UPVC stands for Unplasticised PVC and is also known as rigid PVC since no plasticizer has been added to the PVC compound which makes them the most rigid form of PVC. UPVC pipe fittings are manufactured using the molding process on Injection molding machines.
UPVC pipe fittings are commonly used with UPVC pipes for transportation of water under pressure inside homes, buildings and industries. In India UPVC fittings normally refer to the white colored fittings which are used with UPVC plumbing pipes. These are sometimes also known as bathroom pipe fittings.
UPVC fittings are used with UPVC pipes that are ideal for cold water supply lines in residential installations. These can withstand high pressure so can also be used in high rise buildings.
2. Industrial Applications
UPVC fittings are used for water supply pipes in industries for low and medium pressure applications.
3. Water treatment plants
UPVC pipe fittings are used in water treatment plants for drinking water applications.
4. Chemical Industry
UPVC pipe fittings are used in the transportation of chemicals and hot corrosive fluids that includes a wide range of inorganic acids, bases used in chemical processing.
UPVC fittings schedule 80: ½” (15mm), ¾”(20mm), 1” (25mm), 1 ¼”(32mm), 1 ½”(40mm), 2” (50mm), 2 ½”(75mm), 3” (90mm), 4” (110mm), 6” (160mm) & 8” (200mm)
UPVC fittings are also available in Schedule 40 in 2 ½”(75mm), 3” (90mm), 4” (110mm) sizes.
UPVC Plain fittings are fittings which are used to connect 2 or more UPVC pipes using UPVC solvent cements. They are of different types like UPVC Tee, UPVC Reducing Tee, UPVC Elbow or bend, UPVC Reducing Elbow, UPVC 45 degree Elbow, UPVC Socket or coupler, UPVC Reducing coupler, UPVC Bushings, Step over bends, Long bends, End cap, 3-way Elbows etc.
Threaded pipe fittings are used to join the pipe with other bathroom fittings or plumbing equipment like taps, showers, pumps, tanks etc. The threads may be of UPVC or of Brass. Usually Brass insert type UPVC fittings are recommended for pressure application. They are also of different varieties such as Male adaptor or MTA, Female adaptor or FTA.
These are threaded pipe fittings with Brass inserts like Brass Tee, Brass MTA, Brass FTA, and Brass Elbow.
Bends are used to transport liquids which require diversion. Due to their long radius and smooth change of direction, the pipe bend has ess pressure drop and a smooth flow of the liquid.
Tees & Wyes fittings are used to connect three pieces of pipes. Tees have one inlet and two outlets that resemble the right angle (90 degrees) in the shape of T, whereas Wye drainage fittings are shaped like a “Y” with two inlets coming together at 45 degrees into a single outlet in the drainage applications. It can be used to combine the flow from two inlets to one outlet as well.
A coupler is a very short length of pipe or tube, with a socket at one or both the ends that let the pipes to be joined. Coupling can also be used to repair a broken or leakage pipe. Reducer sockets can be used to join a bigger pipe with a smaller pipe.
Flange fittings are flat and round to create a tight seal with rubber washer, bolts and clamps. These types of plumbing fittings are used when pipes are passed through walls, ceilings, and floors.
Just like couplings, union fittings also connect two similar pipes. There are three pieces in a union namely a nut, a female end, and a male end. As soon as the female and the male end are joined, the nuts provide the pressure needed to seal the joint.
Valves are used to adjust the flow of fluids. There are many types of valves. Ball, Butterfly, Check, Diaphragm, Gate, Globe, Knife Gate, Parallel Slide, Pinch, Piston, Plug, Sluice, Concealed etc. Check Valve or Non-return valves also are known as check valves that allow the liquid to flow in one direction.
Bush fittings are called as reducer bushings and are used to connect two pipes of different sizes. The larger diameter of the bushing fits inside the larger pipe and the smaller end of the bushing fits inside the smaller pipe.
Cap fittings cover the end of the pipe to stop the flow of water. They are used at the endpoint of the piping system and are also used in piping headers for future connections.
Adaptors are plumbing fittings used to connect pipes that are of different types or any kind of plumbing fixture or equipment. An adaptor can be male or female threaded on one end which may be all plastic or brass.
Plug fittings are used at the terminal point of the pipe to seal the opening and are similar to cap fittings. However, caps fit over the opening while the plug fits into the threaded part of the opening to seal it.
Tank nipples with both ends and one end thread usually connect the whole piping system with the overhead tank.
ASTM D 1784: Standard Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
ASTM D 2466: Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40
ASTM D 2467: Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
ASTM D 2464: Standard Specification for Threaded Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
Ajay Greenline is made from a non-toxic plastic compound and is free from lead which makes it comparatively safer. At Ajay Greenline, all the UPVC pipes and UPVC fittings are devised in a way that they are resistant to any kind of bacterial growth.
Better than plumbing applications manufactured from metals and concrete, Ajay Greenline has a higher resilience which makes them even more durable.
Fast and Easy to Install
Ajay Greenline Plumbing system is lightweight and thus facilitates easy transportation, handling, and installation.
Ajay greenline is manufactured from Lead-Free compound and thus safe for potable water distribution.
High Strength and UV Resistant
Ajay Greenline pipes and fittings have high resilience and are tough and durable products that have high tensile and high-impact strength. They withstand high pressure for long periods. The pipes and fittings are also UV resistant thus withstanding Ultraviolet degradation
Does not Support Combustion
Ajay Greenline plumbing system is self-extinguishing and does not support combustion.
The pipes and fittings have internal corrosion resistance from most chemicals. There is no scaling even in hard water.
Ajay Greenline plumbing system is lightweight and thus reduces transporting, handling, and installation cost.