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Chemical Waste Drainage: PVDF Pipe

Chemical waste and vent systems are designed to convey chemical waste to a dilution tank or...
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Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) pipe, also known as Kynar®, is used in chemical and...
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Benefit of Material to Systems Application

Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) pipe is well suited for chemical waste applications because of its high abrasion resistance, ability to withstand nuclear radiation, high thermal stability, resistance to corrosive fluids, and low permeability to most fluids.
PVDF has a proven record of outlasting many other piping materials in applications that handle highly reactive substances, such as chemical processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, nuclear waste handling, and mining operations.

System Application and Material Usage

PVDF piping and tubing systems are available in a wide range of inner diameter sizes, wall thicknesses, and supported structures depending on the desired stiffness. Single wall and double wall configurations are available in sizes from 1 inch to 12 inch pipe diameters. Joining methods for PVDF pipe include both heat fusion and mechanical joints.

Chemical waste drainage systems require several components, including acid-resistant floor drains, neutralization tanks and pH monitoring devices. In cases where chemical neutralization is required prior to discharge into the sewer, the waste flow is directed to and collected in neutralization tanks containing limestone. In some situations, a double containment system may be desired or required. Consult current ASME standards for assembling these systems.

PVDF pipe has been certified to meet ASTM E-84 and UL 723 standards for flame spread and smoke generation. The certification means that PVDF piping systems can be used safely in areas such as air plenums that are protected in the International Mechanical Code.

In addition to being non-combustible, PVDF pipe is able to maintain much of its strength and chemical resistance within a broad temperature range of -40°F to 285°F.

Manufacturers and Suppliers Participating in OPUS

Asahi/America, Inc.

Asahi/America pioneered the market for thermoplastic valves in the United States and Latin......
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Embassy Group LTD

Embassy Group LTD is a 100-percent member owned, 3.2 billion dollar corporation consisting of......
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F.W. Webb Company

F.W. Webb Company is a multi-faceted distributor of plumbing and heating, HVAC and controls,......
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Ferguson

Ferguson specializes in providing PVF, Plumbing, HVAC and Related Specialty Products and......
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Galloup Company

J.O. Galloup Company is a premier distributor of commercial and industrial piping products,......
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Hajoca Corporation

Founded in 1858, the Hajoca Corporation is the largest privately owned wholesale distributor of......
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Jomar Valve

Founded in 1966 by former Navy Commander Joseph Martin, Jomar Valve set out to change the way......
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MORSCO

MORSCO is a leading U.S. distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, HVAC, and PVF, with......
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Watts Water Technologies

Watts Water Technologies  designs and manufactures valves and related fluid handling......
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Weldbend Corporation

Weldbend Corporation is a manufacturer of carbon steel welding fittings and forged steel......
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Winsupply

WinWholesale, Inc. is comprised of over 525 wholesale distribution locations. Along with Noland......
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Zurn Industries, LLC

Zurn Industries markets and manufactures roof/floor drains, interceptors, cleanouts, water......
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Applicable Joining Methods

Heat Fusion Weld

Thermoplastic pipe which cannot be solvent cemented maybe joined using heat fusion.  Fusion...
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