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Chemical Waste Drainage: Ductile Iron Pipe

Chemical waste and vent systems are designed to convey chemical waste to a dilution tank or...
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Ductile iron pipe is made from cast iron that has been treated while molten to increase its...
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Benefit of Material to Systems Application

Ductile Iron Pipe was a very common choice for Chemical Waste Drainage in the past. Its relative flexibility and simple push-on connections made it easy to install when compared with typical steel pipes. It has very high tensile strength and is highly impact resistant, making transportation less of a problem. For use in Chemical Waste Drainage applications, there are different linings or coatings that can be applied to Ductile Iron during the manufacturing process. These processes are somewhat expensive, and plastic and glass piping have mostly taken over the chemical waste drainage market.

System Application and Material Usage

Ductile Iron Pipe is available in 20’ lengths in sizes ranging from 3”-54” for use in chemical waste drainage. Acceptable connections include flanged, grooved, and other mechanical connections. However, Ductile Iron Pipe is no longer likely to be used in many chemical waste drainage applications. Plastic and glass piping have all but taken over the market for this type of application because of their greater resistance to corrosion and therefore longer lifecycle.

For information on sizing and pressure ratings, refer to Ductile Iron Pipe.

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Applicable Joining Methods

Flanged

Flanging maybe used for threaded or plane-end pipe. After a flange component is installed on the...
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Grooved

Grooved pipe joints consist of two grooved pipe ends (typically roll grooved) connected with a...
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Mechanical

Used for ductile iron pipe, the mechanical joining method consists of a number of components...
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