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Transparent PVC Pipes & Fittings

PVC Transparent Pipe Manufacturer in India

PVC Transparent Pipe Manufacturer in India, it is the most frequently specified of all thermoplastic piping materials. It has been used successfully for over 60 years. PVC is characterized by distinctive physical properties, and is resistant to corrosion.

Important details about PVC Transparent Pipe manufacturing with acids, alkalis, salt solutions and many other chemicals. It is attacked, however, by polar solvents such as ketones and aromatics.

The benefits of rigid PVC piping are well documented including: lightweight, flexibility, durability, and exceptional corrosion resistance. Clear-Guard TM possesses these benefits with the addition of clarity. Our Clear-Guard provides 360° visibility for several applications including dual-containment, clean room piping, and site glass applications.

With IPEX’s new Clear-Guard high pressure clear PVC pipe you can specify Schedule 40 clear pipe for applications where previously only Schedule 80 clear pipe would suffice.

Our high pressure formulation, with a long-term hydrostatic design basis of 3,150 psi in accordance with ASTM D2837 allows for better clarity and more versatility for various applications Transparent PVC Pipes and Fittings.

Material Properties

Properties PVC Standards
Cell classification 15334 ASTM D1784
Maximum Service Temperature 140oF
Specific Gravity g/cm3 1.32 g/cm3 (73oF / 23oC) ASTM D792
Tensile Strength psi at 73°F 6100 ASTM D638
Coefficient of Linear Expansion in./in./°F 3.8 ASTM D696
Deflection Temperature Under Load 150oF ASTM D648

Pipe availability

Clear-GuardTM High Pressure PVC Schedule 40 Clear pipe is available as standard 10 foot runs and with plain ends. 20 foot runs are available upon special request.

Size Product Code Pressure Rating @ 73oF
1/2” 22003 480
3/4” 22009 390
1” 22014 360
1-1/4” 22026 290
1-1/2” 22031 260
2” 22036 220
3” 22045 210
4” 22053 180
6” 22057 140
8” 22198 120

Handling & Installation Procedures

Cold Weather

Although normal installation temperatures are between 40°F (4°C) and 110°F (43°C), high strength joints have been made at
temperatures as low as –15°F (–26°C). In cold weather, solvents penetrate and soften the plastic pipe and fitting surfaces more slowly than in warm weather. In this situation, the plastic is more resistant to solvent attack and it becomes even more important to pre-soften surfaces
with an aggressive primer. Be aware that because of slower evaporation, a longer cure time is necessary.

Tips for solvent cementing in cold weather

• Prefabricate as much of the system as is possible in a heated work area.
• Store cements and primers in a warmer area when not in use and make sure they remain fluid.
• Take special care to remove moisture including ice and snow from the surfaces to be joined.
• Ensure that the temperature of the materials to be joined (re: pipe and fittings) is similar.
• Use an IPEX Primer to soften the joining surfaces before applying cement. More than one application may be necessary.
• Allow a longer cure period before the system is used. Note:A heat blanket may be used to speed up the set and cure times.

Hot Weather

There are many occasions when solvent cementing plastic pipe at 95°F (35°C) temperatures and above cannot be avoided. If special precautions are taken, problems can be avoided.Solvent cements for plastic pipe contain high-strength solvents which evaporate faster at elevated temperatures. This is especially true when there is a hot wind blowing. If the pipe is stored in direct sunlight, the pipe surface temperatures
may be 20°F to 30°F (10°C to 15°C) higher than the ambient temperature. In this situation, the plastic is less resistant
to attack and the solvents will attack faster and deeper, especially inside a joint. It is therefore very important to avoid puddling the cement inside the fitting socket and to ensure that any excess cement outside the joint is wiped off.

Tips for solvent cementing in hot weather:

• Store solvent cements and primers in a cool or shaded areaprior to use.
• If possible, store fittings and pipe or at least the ends to be solvent welded, in a shady area before cementing.
• Try to do the solvent cementing in cooler morning hours.
• Cool surfaces to be joined by wiping with a damp rag.
• Make sure that the surface is dry prior to applying solvent cement.
• Make sure that both surfaces to be joined are still wet with cement when putting them together. With large size pipe, more people on the crew may be necessary.
• Using a primer and a heavier, high-viscosity cement will provide a little more working time.
Note: During hot weather the expansion-contraction factor
may increase. Refer to the expansion-contraction design
criteria in this manual.

Joint Cure Schedule

Temperature Range (°F) Temperature
Range (°C)
Pipe Size (in) & system operating pressure
1/2 to 1-1/4 1-1/2 to 2 2-1/2 to 8 10 to 14 >16
<160psi 160 – 370ps <160psi 160 – 315psi <160psi 160 – 315psi <100psi <100psi
60 to 100 16 to 38 15 min 6 hr 30 min 12 hr 1-1/2hr 24 hr 48 hr 72 hr
40 to 60 4 to 16 20 min 12 hr 45 min 24 hr 4 hr 48 hr 96 hr 6 days
0 to 40 –18 to 4 30 min 48 hr 1 hr 96 hr 72 hr 8 days 8 days 14 days

* The figures in the table are estimates based on laboratory tests for water applications (chemical applications may
require different set times). In damp or humid weather allow 50% more cure time (relative humidity over 60%).
Note 1: Due to the many variables in the field, these figures should be used as a general guideline only.
Note 2: Joint cure schedule is the necessary time needed before pressurizing the system.


IPEX is pleased to introduce a new, high pressure clear PVC pipe with
Schedule 40 pressure ratings that are higher than competing
Schedule 80 products. IPEX Clear-GuardTM Clear PVC pipe provides a
cost-effective multipurpose solution for many different piping
applications. The benefits of rigid Xirtec®140 PVC piping are well
documented including light weight, flexibility, durability and
exceptional corrosion resistance. These benefits with the addition of
clarity are now available in our Clear-Guard Clear PVC pipe product.
Our clarity provides 360o visibility for several applications including
dual-containment, clean room and site glass applications.

With IPEX’s new high pressure clear PVC pipe you can specify
Schedule 40 clear pipe for applications where previously only
Schedule 80 clear pipe would suffice. Our high pressure formulation,
with a long-term hydrostatic design basis of 3,150 psi allows for
better clarity and more versatility for various applications.


• Sizes range from 1/2″ to 8″ Schedule 40 pipe
• Standard 10 foot lengths
• 20 foot lengths available by special order
• Certified to NSF-61
• 3,150 psi HDB – tested in accordance with ASTM D2837
• Pressure and Vacuum service


• Clear-Guard Dual-Containment Systems
• Dual-Containment for High Purity Tubing
• Leak Detection Systems
• Agricultural & Aquacultural Applications
• Chemical Processing/Blending
• Healthcare/Hospital Use
• Laboratory Applications
• Environmental Applications
• Sight Gauge Assemblies
• Displays/Exhibits
• Food & Beverage Processing and more …


This specification sheet covers the manufacturers’ requirements for clear PVC Schedule 40 IPS
pressure pipe. The pipe shall meet or exceed performance standards set by the American Society
of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and NSF International (NSF)

Clear-GuardTM PVC Materials
Rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) used in the manufacturing of Clear-Guard schedule 40 High Pressure
Pipe complies with the material requirements of ASTM D1784 (formerly Type 1, Grade 1) and has a
cell classification of 15334 and a Hydrostatic Design Basis (HDB) of 3150 psi. The compound is listed
with NSF for potable water service.

Clear-Guard schedule 40 High Pressure Pipe shall meet the requirements of ASTM D1785.

Clear-GuardTM PVC Schedule 40 pipe is marked as prescribed in ASTM D1785. The marking includes
the following: IPEX; Clear-Guard; IPS PVC and the Schedule and Pressure Rating at 73°F (23°C);
ASTM D1785; and NSF 61.

Clear-Guard TM has a
Higher Pressure Rating when
Compared to the Competition

IPEX Sch. 40 PVC Clear-GuardTM vs Competition

IPEX Clear-GuardTM PVC 3150 = HDB* @ 73O F Competitors Clear PVC 2000 = HDB @ 73O F
Size Product Code Sch. 40 Pressure Rating Sch. 40 Pressure Rating Sch. 80 Pressure Rating
1/2″ 22003 480 300 420
3/4″ 22009 390 240 340
1″ 22014 360 220 320
1-1/4″ 22026 290 180 260
1-1/2″ 22031 260 170 240
2″ 22036 220 140 200
3″ 22045 210 130 190
4″ 22053 180 110 160
6″ 22057 140 90 140
8″ 22198 120 80

* HDB = Hydrostatic Design Basis – the established stress value for a compound at a specific temperature

Compatibility & Pressure Rating

IPEX Clear-Guard Clear PVC pipe is produced
from a rigid, virgin Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
compound with a Cell Classification of 15334
per ASTM D1784. This material also enables
Clear-Guard Clear PVC piping to carry a
maximum service temperature of 140o
F when
appropriate temperature/pressure de-rating
factors are applied.
As with our Xirtec140 PVC piping system our
pressure ratings are dependent on the pipe
diameter and the operating temperature of the system. As temperatures increase,
the pressure rating of the system decreases. Refer to the table for de-rating
factors on our Clear-Guard pressure ratings.
This material is compatible with Xirtec140 PVC pipe, fittings
and valves, and can be joined into existing PVC
systems using the appropriate solvent cement
joining process

Operating Temperature (0F) Operating Pressure De-rating Factor
73 1.00
80 0.88
90 0.75
100 0.62
110 0.51
120 0.40
130 0.31
140 0.22

Joining Techniques

IPEX Clear-Guard Clear PVC pipe manufacturer is easily joined by the solvent cementing process, providing a quick, strong, leak-tight seal for pressure applications.

To maintain the system’s clarity, IPEX recommends the use of a clear, mediumbodied, fast-setting cement in conjunction with a clear primer for optimum joint integrity.

As an added advantage due to the product’s transparency, joint integrity is readily identified during the solvent cement joining process. PVC Pipe Manufacturer- Details on proper solvent cementing techniques are available and must be reviewed for proper assembly and joint integrity.

Physical Properties –Property Value Test Method

ASTM D1784
1.32 g/cm3 @73°F
Yield 6,100 psi
3.8 x 10-5 in/in °F
Shore D 76
ASTM D2240

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