PVC Pipe-Schedule 80

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Corrosion resistant pressure pipe, IPS sizes 1/8” through 24”, for use at temperatures up to and including 140 °F. Pressure rating (210 psi to 1230 psi) varies with schedule, pipe size, and temperature as stated in GF Harvel engineering bulletin (Product Bulletin 112/401). Generally resistant to most acids, bases, salts, aliphatic solutions, oxidants, and halogens. Chemical resistance data is available and should be referenced for proper material selection. Pipe exhibits excellent physical properties and flammability characteristics (independently tested flame and smoke characteristics-ULC). Typical applications include: chemical processing, plating, high purity applications, potable water systems, water and wastewater treatment, irrigation, agricultural, and other industrial applications involving corrosive fluid transfer.

This specification outlines minimum manufacturing requirements for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Schedule 80 iron pipe size (IPS) pressure pipe. This pipe is intended for use in applications where the fluid conveyed does not exceed 140°F. This pipe meets and or exceeds the industry standards and requirements as set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF International).

PVC Materials
The material used in the manufacture of the pipe shall be domestically produced rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound, Type I Grade I, with a Cell Classification of 12454 as defined in ASTM D1784, trade name designation H707 PVC. This compound shall be gray in color as specified, and shall be approved by NSF International for use with potable water (NSF Std 61).

PVC Schedule 80 pipe shall be manufactured in strict accordance to the requirements of ASTM D1785 for physical dimensions and tolerances. Each production run of pipe manufactured in compliance to this standard, shall also meet or exceed the test requirements for materials, workmanship, burst pressure, flattening, and extrusion quality defined in ASTM D1785. All belled-end pipe shall have tapered sockets to create an interference-type fit, which meet or exceed the dimensional requirements and the minimum socket length for pressure-type sockets as defined in ASTM D2672. All PVC Schedule 80 pipe must also meet the requirements of NSF Standard 14 and CSA Standard B137.3 rigid PVC pipe for pressure applications, and shall bear the mark of these Listing agencies. This pipe shall have a flame spread rating of 0-25 when tested for surface burning characteristics in accordance with CAN/ULC-S102-2-M88 or equivalent.

Product marking shall meet the requirements of ASTM D1785 and shall include: the manufacturer’s name (or the manufacturer’s trademark when privately labeled); the nominal pipe size; the material designation code; the pipe schedule and pressure rating in psi for water @ 73°F; the ASTM designation D1785; the independent laboratory’s seal of approval for potable water usage; and the date and time of manufacture.

Sample Specification
All PVC Schedule 80 pipe shall be manufactured from a Type I, Grade I Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) compound with a Cell Classification of 12454 per ASTM D1784. The pipe shall be manufactured in strict compliance to ASTM D1785, consistently meeting and/or exceeding the Quality Assurance test requirements of this standard with regard to material, workmanship, burst pressure, flattening, and extrusion quality. The pipe shall be manufactured in the USA, using domestic materials, by an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer. Standard lengths of pipe sizes 6” and larger shall be beveled each end by the pipe manufacturer. All pipe shall be stored indoors after production at the manufacturing site until shipped from factory. This pipe shall carry the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) seal of approval for potable water applications. All pipe shall be manufactured by GF Harvel.


Schedule 80 Dimensions

Nom. Pipe Size (in) O.D. Average I.D. Min. Wall Nom. Wt./Ft. Max. W.P. PSI**
1/8" .405 .195 0.095 0.063 1230
1/4" .540 .282 0.119 0.105 1130
3/8" .675 .403 0.126 0.146 920
1/2" .840 .526 0.147 0.213 850
3/4" 1.050 .722 0.154 0.289 690
1" 1.315 .936 0.179 0.424 630
1-1/4" 1.660 1.255 0.191 0.586 520
1-1/2" 1.900 1.476 0.200 0.711 470
2" 2.375 1.913 0.218 0.984 400
2-1/2" 2.875 2.290 0.276 1.500 420
3" 3.500 2.864 0.300 2.010 370
3-1/2" 4.000 3.326 0.318 2.452 350
4" 4.500 3.786 0.337 2.938 320
5" 5.563 4.768 0.375 4.078 290
6" 6.625 5.709 0.432 5.610 280
8" 8.625 7.565 0.500 8.522 250
10" 10.750 9.493 0.593 12.635 230
12" 12.750 11.294 0.687 17.384 230
14" 14.000 12.410 0.750 20.852 220
16" 16.000 14.213 0.843 26.810 220
18" 18.000 16.014 0.937 33.544 220
20" 20.000 17.814 1.031 41.047 220
24" 24.000 21.418 1.218 58.233 210


The pressure ratings given are for water, non-shock, @ 73°F. The following temperature de-rating factors are to be applied to the working pressure ratings (WP) listed when operating at elevated temperatures.

Operating Temp (°F) De-Rating Factor
73 1.00
80 0.88
90 0.75
100 0.62
110 0.51
120 0.40
130 0.31
140 0.22


Multiply the working pressure rating of the selected pipe at 73F, by the appropriate de-rating factor to determine the maximum working pressure rating of the pipe at the elevated temperature chosen.

EX: 10” PVC SCH 80 @ 120F = ?
230 psi x 0.40 = 92 psi max. @ 120F

The maximum service temperature for PVC is 140°F.

Solvent-cemented joints should be utilized when working at or near maximum temperatures. GF Harvel does not recommend the use of PVC for threaded connections at temperatures above 110F; use flanged joints, unions, or roll grooved couplings where disassembly is necessary at elevated temperatures.

Thread only Schedule 80 or heavier walls. Threading requires a 50% reduction in pressure rating stated for plain end pipe @73F. Threading of Schedule 40 PVC pipe is not a recommended practice due to insufficient wall thickness.

Chemical resistance data should be referenced for proper material selection and possible de-rating when working with fluids other than water. Refer to GF Harvel 112/401 Product Bulletin for chemical resistance, installation data, and additional information.

ASTM standard D1784 material equivalents
Cell Classification 12454 = PVC Type I Grade I = PVC1120

Pipe sizes shown are manufactured in strict compliance with ASTM D1785.