PVC Pipe

GF Harvel uses its own custom blends of PVC compounds to offer you two brand choices in the Schedule 40 and 80 markets to ensure that desirable physical properties are maintained for various applications. GF Harvel’s Industrial PLUS exhibits exceptional quality you’ve come to expect from GF Harvel, including CSA (Canadian Standards Association) B137.3 approval and uniform physical properties; making it the preferred choice of fabricators and custom houses. For customers who do not require CSA or fabrication grade pipe, you can choose to use our Industrial brand. GF Harvel's product line also includes standard and custom extrusions of PVC pipe in schedule 120 as well as SDR series pipe produced to 13.5, 21, 26 and 41 dimensions.

In addition to dual brands, GF Harvel also offers various options including: belled end, gasketed, roll grooved, and threaded pipe ends, as well as custom dimensions and lengths. GF Harvel PVC pipe is ideal for numerous applications including chemical processing, high purity applications, water and waste water treatment, potable water systems, agricultural, irrigation, plating, and many other industrial applications involving corrosive fluid transfer.

PVC Pipe Physical Properties
    Industrial PLUS Industrial  
GENERAL Unit Value Value Test Method
Cell Classification   12454 12454 ASTM D1784
Color   White, Dark Gray White, Dark Gray  
Maximum Service Temperature °F 140°F 140°F  
Specific Gravity @ 73°F g/cm3 1.40 +/-.02 1.40 +/-.02 ASTM D792
Water Absorption % increase 24 hrs @ 25°C % 0.05 0.05 ASTM D570
Hardness, Rockwell R @ 73°F   110 - 120 110 - 120 ASTM D785
Poisson's Ratio @ 73°F   0.410 0.380  
Hazen-Williams Factor   C =150 C =150  
Tensile Strength @ 73°F PSI 7,450 7,200 ASTM D638
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity @ 73°F PSI 420,000 430,000 ASTM D638
Flexural Strength @ 73°F PSI 14,450 13,000 ASTM D790
Compressive Strength @ 73°F PSI 9,600 9,500 ASTM D695
Izod Impact, @ 73°F, notched ft-lb/in 0.75 1.00 ASTM D256
Coefficient of Linear Expansion in/in/°F 2.9 x 10-5 2.8 x 10-5 ASTM D696
Coefficient of Thermal Conductivity BTU/hr/ft.2/°F/in 1.02 1.30 ASTM C177
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 psi, annealed °F 170 158 ASTM D648
Specific Heat CAL/g/°C 0.25 0.24 ASTM D2766
Flammability Rating   V-0 V-0 UL94
Flame Spread   0-25 not tested ULC S102.2
Smoke Generation   80-225 not tested ULC S102.2
Flash Ignition Temperature °F 730 730 ASTM D1929
Average Time of Burning sec <5 <5 ASTM D635
Average Extent of Burning mm <10 <10 ASTM D635
Burning Rate in/min Self Extinguishing Self Extinguishing ASTM D635
Softening Starts (approx.) °F 250 250  
Material Becomes Viscous °F 350 350  
Material Carbonizes °F 425 425  
Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI)   43 43 ASTM D2863
NSF/ANSI 14 - Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials   Yes Yes  
NSF/ANSI 14 - Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects   Yes Yes  
CAN/CSA B137.3 - Thermoplastic Pressure Piping Compendium   Yes not tested