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Plastic Pipes - Maximum Operating Temperatures

Piping materials like ABS, PE, PVC, CPVC, PB, PP and SR and pressure and operating temperature limits.

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Operating Temperature

- is the maximum operating temperatures for plastic pipe materials.

Plastic Pipe MaterialOperating Temperature
With Pressure
Without Pressure
ABS - Acrylonitrilebutadiene Styrene 100 38 180 82
PE - Polyethylene 100 38 180 82
PVC - Polyvinylchloride 100 38 140 60
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride 180 82 180 82
PB - Polybutylene 180 82 200 93
PP - Polypropylene 100 38 180 82
SR - Styrene Rubber Plastic 150 66

Maximum Short Time Operating Temperature

- for pipes without pressure.

  • PVC : 95 oC
  • PP : 100 oC
  • PE : 95 o

Heat Distortion Temperature

- is the temperature where a test piece of a material placed in a heat medium with a bending load (18.6 kg/cm2) applied - reaches a specified deflection.

  • ABS: 104 - 106 oC
  • PVC: 54 - 80 oC
  • HDPE: 43 - 49 oC
  • LDPE: 32 - 41 oC
  • PP: 57 - 64 oC

Vicat Softening Temperature

- is the temperature where a needle shaped penetrator sinks into a test piece a specified depth when a specified vertical load (1 kg) is applied.

  • ABS: 102.3 oC
  • PVC: 92 oC
  • PE: 127.3 oC
  • PP: 152.2 oC
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