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PVC, CPVC, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Fiberglass Pipes - Thermal Expansion Diagrams

Thermal expansion of PVC, CPVC, Carbon and Stainless Steel and Fiberglass pipes.

Thermal expansion of pipes in PVC, CPVC, Fiberglass and Carbon or Stainless Steel in inches per 100 feet can be found in the diagrams and table below:

Pipes - thermal expansion diagram - fahrenheit

Pipes - thermal expansion diagram - celsius

PVC, CPVC, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Fiberglass Pipes - Temperature Expansion
Thermal Expansion (inches/100 feet)
Temperature Change
FiberglassPVC1)CPVC1)Carbon SteelStainless Steel
25 0.31 0.90 1.14 0.18 0.27
50 0.61 1.80 2.28 0.36 0.54
75 0.92 2.70 3.42 0.54 0.82
100 1.23 3.60 4.56 0.72 1.09
150 1.84 5.40 6.84 1.08 1.63

For temperature change: 1 oF = 5/9 oC

1) Note the relative huge thermal expansion of thermoplastic plastic materials - like PVC and CPVC - compared to steel.

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