Mar 27, 2020 - 09:24 AM
We do NOT recommend the use of PVC pipe for permanent installations with use with our Dielectric Coolants.
However, we do recommend the use of Schedule 40 (white) & Schedule 80 (black) PVC pipe for prototyping and testing, where the use of the pipe is limited to less than 3mths.
Schedule 20 PVC pipe is never recommended for any application, it is simply too thin and prone to melting when subjected to high heat.
We highly recommend the use of Schedule 80 Chlorinated PVC pipe called CPVC or cPVC online. This pipe is very common for use in waste water and chemical applications and is 100% compatible with our Dielectric Coolants.
PVC piping is expected to sustain pressure during its operating life, when PVC is exposed to high heat and our Dielectric Coolants for periods longer than 3mths (the time varies based on the PVC formulation used by the pipe manufacturer) the pipe will experience a loss of elasticity. There is an increasing chance of failure in situations where the PVC pipe is subjected to stress, such as when used as a structural component or under internal pressure. If the pipe is not subjected to stress this loss of elasticity is generally not a problem, such as is its use in wire insulation materials.
Many wire insulation coverings are made from PVC-based formulations. In the case of wire insulation, some users experience the wires feeling stiff after being exposed to high heat and our Dielectric Coolants. In no way does this change effect the insulating qualities of the PVC.
Wire insulation made from silicon-based formulations remain fully pliable after exposure to high heat and our Dielectric Coolants.