Back to Pipe Profile Series: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipe DVD
Water operators learn all about Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) water pipe in this training DVD, part of the five-DVD Pipe Profile Series.
In the last thirty years, the pipe marketplace has seen tremendous growth in the use of plastic materials. The primary characteristics that have made PVC popular in distribution systems are cost and corrosion resistance. PVC pipe is not damaged by aggressive waters or corrosive soils. Consequently, no lining, coating, cathodic protection or plastic encasement is required on PVC and PVCO pipes. Due to the absence of corrosion, coupled with a smooth pipe wall, there is no internal tuberculation and minimal interior pipe wall residue in PVC pipe.
The DVD illustrates the characteristics of PVC pipe used in water supply. Areas of discussion include:
• Advantages, disadvantages, and concerns
• Thermal effects and weathering
• Guideline for proper transportation, receiving, unloading, inspection, and storage
• Working characteristics
• Basic installation procedures and considerations
• Bedding and backfill requirements
• Basic pipe repair
• Maintenance, testing, and record-keeping
All information in PVC Pipe is based on related AWWA Standards and AWWA Manuals of Water Supply Practices - your assurance of current, water industry-approved information.
This video is approximately 22 minutes.