Plumbing fittings and pipes form an important decision, be it for a residential, commercial, or industrial project. This system is at the core of every construction project as it determines the ease with which fresh water will flow into the premises and wastewater will be safely eliminated.
Due to the myriad of services they offer as well as being a long-term decision, it is important to choose the correct material for your applications. These days plastic pipes have become the preferred choice over other metals due to their numerous benefits.
Here, India’s leading plastic Plumbing fittings and pipes manufacturer, Astral Pipes, offers expert advice on choosing the right piping system for your location.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
PVC is the most commonly used thermoplastic in plumbing and agricultural applications such as main supply lines, PVC plumbing, irrigation and sprinkler system etc.
PVC offers all the benefits of plastic pipes such as lightweight, corrosion resistance, cost-effective etc. However, it should only be used for cold water allocations as exposure to hot water can damage the pipe over time. Further, it is perfect for residential or commercial plumbing and drainage applications.
CPVC (Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride)
CPVC is a rigid thermoplastic pipe manufactured by adding chlorine to PVC. This change in the manufacturing process greatly enhances the properties of the pipe making it able to withstand liquids at high temperatures up to 93 degrees Celsius. Further, it also makes the pipes far more resilient to chemical compounds such as chlorine which may be added to several water lines to kill bacterial formation.
CPVC is best suited to carry safe drinking water due to these properties. Additionally, the smooth inner surface of the pipes allows for optimal water flow at all times without the accumulation of unwanted elements. Common applications include hot and cold water distribution and automatic fire sprinklers.
PEX (Cross-Linked Polyethylene)
Based on expansion ring technology, Astral’s Pex-a-PRO is a next-generation hot and cold plumbing system made of cross-linked polyethylene pipes. The unique joining system provides a water-tight, compact, and recessed system with leak protection. It is easy to renovate and has a chemical-free installation process.
These pipes are light in weight, non-conductive, and resistant to high temperatures and pressure. Astral PEX-a PRO system exclusively uses high-quality brass and PPSU fittings that comply with the most demanding EU sanitary standards.
Flexible in every situation, made of cross-linked polyethylene pipes this revolutionary piping system has Expansion Ring Technology which makes it a futuristic plumbing system that is strong and flexible at the same time. Its pipes and fittings are joined with simple applications of expansion using the plastic memory of the Pex-a PRO pipes. This one-of-a-kind joining system provides leak protection along with ease of installation.
To know which piping system is best for your needs, reach out to the experts here.