What is CPVC pipe used for?
There are many reasons CPVC pipe fittings are used in a variety of industries and settings. They provide an economical, long-lasting, lightweight solution for securing any type of CPVC pipe or CPVC connector. For instance, CPVC pipes can be used to transport liquid, chemicals or even radioactive material. They also provide an attractive alternative to copper, nickel, and other common materials used for pipe fittings.
The CPVC UV approved tubing and CPVC Pipes are used in residential applications to reduce or eliminate the potential for harm from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. CPVC tubing and CPVC Pipes that are exposed to sun damage are more vulnerable to breakage. When exposed to sun damage, the integrity of CPVC Pipes becomes compromised, requiring expensive CPVC replacement.
Is CPVC more UV resistant?
The potential for UV damage is greater in CPVC than in any other material because it is translucent. When CPVC is exposed to sunlight, its components become oxidized, causing a change in chemical structure which leads to accelerated corrosion of the plastic. CPVC Pipes can become damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation over long periods of time. In addition to this, CPVC pipes that are exposed to sunlight become discolored or yellowed from the effects of oxygen bleach.
This book provides detailed information on how to protect your CPVC Pipes against the sun’s harmful UV rays and what CPVC fittings should be used to prevent the build up of organic solvents such as CPVC gas. CPVC fittings may also be purchased and installed according to manufacturers’ recommendations in cases where CPVC Pipes fittings have been damaged
How long can PVC pipe be exposed to sunlight?
A CPVC pipe fittings can be replaced but CPVC Pipes that are already yellow need to be properly maintained to avoid further damage and costly repair. In the worst case scenario, CPVC Pipes can even burn and corrode when exposed to the sun for a long time. CPVC Pipes that are exposed to the sun should be stored inside covered and locked cabinets. If CPVC Pipes are not used and CPVC Pipes fittings do not get replaced then the yellow color of CPVC Pipe will start to fade and become more gray in color.
The simple solution is installing Solariums to store exposed CPVC pipe fittings. CPVC pipe fittings that are exposed to the sun should be covered and stored in Solariums. You can store your CPVC pipe fittings in the same way that you store your solariums. With a little investment, you will be able to protect your CPVC Pipes from the sun.
How do you maintain CPVC pipe?
The CPVC Pipes are more resistant to dirt and moisture but they are not as sturdy as other materials that are used to pipe CPVC Pipes. Is best way to install CPVC Pipes is to install them in a siding where they will be protected from the rain and snow. You should also check for signs of water that may get on your CPVC Pipes.
It is very important to ensure that your CPVC Pipes are exposed to the sun so that they do not become damaged. All CPVC pipe fittings are safe when they are used for outdoor purposes but it is always best to install them under the cover of an umbrella or clothes so that they do not become damaged by the harsh sunlight.