The 1950's and 1960's were decades of dramatic advances for PVC pipe and fittings technology. Gas distribution was among the first applications of PVC Pipes. More recently , PVC pipes are providing the best solution for medium and high pressure pipeline networks, potentially saving millions on Coal Seam Gas Water Pipeline infrastructure.
The reasons why PVC Pipes have enjoyed success in gas distribution are many and include:
- PVC pipes are lightweight and flexible, making it easy to install and minimizing the numbers of joints in the piping system;
- PVC Pipes provide long-term resistance to a variety of conditions such as abrasion, temperature and soil shifts, bending, weathering, internal pressure, direct burial, point loading and squeeze-off.
- PVC Pipe is intended to be used for the supply of gaseous fuels through buried pipelines having an operating temperature range of 0°C up to and including 30°C and a maximum operating pressure of 1 bar (100 kPa).
PVC Gas pipe is manufactured to AS 1464 -1984 in diameters 25mm - 100mm. PVC gas pipe is coloured yellow and comes in standard 6m lengths.