Only top-grade UPVC pressure pipes and fittings are recommended for drinking water supply, irrigation, and other industrial and commercial uses. Our products are made only of high-quality materials that are reliable and safe for these high-demand applications.

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BSEN 1452

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  • PVC-U (Un- plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • Usage – Plastic piping system used for water supply.
  • Size Ranges: 25 to 500 mm in diameter
  • Pressure Ratings: PN4, PN6, PN10, PN16
  • Available in Rubber Ring, Solvent Welded, and Plain Ended types
 
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DIN 8062

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  • PVC-U(Un-plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • Usage: Plastic piping system for fluid supply.
  • Size Ranges: 50mm to 400mm in diameter
  • Available Classes: PN6, PN10 & PN16
  • Available in Rubber Ring, Solvent Welded & Plain Ended types
 
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BS3505

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  • Our PVC high-pressure pipes adhere to International Standards BS 3505: 1986.
  • PVC-U (Un-plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • Usage: Plastic piping system for potable water supply.
  • Size Range: 2’’ to 12’’dia
  • Pressure Classification:

– 9 Bar ( Class – C)

– 12 Bar (Class – D)

– 15 Bar ( Class – E)

  • High-pressure plastic pipes and fittings are available in Rubber Ring, Solvent Weld & Plain End.
 
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BS3506

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  • PVC-U (Un- plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • Usage – Plastic piping system for Industrial water supply.
  • Size Range: 2’’ to 12’’dia
  • Pressure Classification:

– 9 Bar ( Class – C)

– 12 Bar (Class – D)

– 15 Bar ( Class – E)

  • Available in Rubber Ring, Solvent Weld, and Plain End.
 
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ASTMD 1785

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  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic Pipe SCH40, SCH80
  • Usage: Distribution of water pressurized liquids.
  • Size Range: 2’’ to 12’’dia
  • Classes: SCH40 & SCH80
  • Our UPVC pipe catalog currently includes Rubber Ring, Solvent Weld, and Plain End.
 
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ASTMD 2241

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  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Rated Pipe (SDR Series)
  • Usage: Water Pressure Application
  • Size Range: 2’’ to 12’’
  • SDR (Standard Dimensional Ratio): SDR41, SDR32.5, SDR26, SDR21, SDR17, SDR13.5
 
Pressure Fittings

Pressure Fittings

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  • Our high-pressure plastic pipe fittings adhere to International Standards BS 4346, ASTM-D 2466, ASTM-D 2467, and DIN 8063.
  • Usage: Irrigation, Industrial and Potable Water supply
  • Size Range:Inch – ½’’ to 6’’, MM – 20 to 200
  • Classes: Class – E, PN16, PN10, SCH40, SCH80
  • Type: Solvent Welded.
Standard Size Pressure
BS 4346 ½” to 8” Dia CL-E
ASTM-D 2466, 2467 ½” to 12” Dia SCH40, SCH80
DIN 8063 20mm to 200mm Dia Pn10, PN16
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a high-pressure pipe?

A high-pressure pipe is a type of pipe that can be used in high-pressure applications, including supplying water to residences, offices, and industrial operations. High-pressure pipes are designed to withstand high-pressure liquids and fluids and must be tested and rated accordingly. Generally speaking, pipes and fittings must have a pressure capacity greater than 15 pounds per square inch gauge to be deemed suitable for use in high-pressure pipelines. Of course, the minimum pressure capacity required varies depending on specific applications. Applicable UPVC standards can provide specific details on acceptable pressure ranges for high-pressure UPVC pipes.

Which pipe is best for high pressure?

Unplasticized PVC (UPVC or PVC-U) or rigid PVC is best for high-pressure applications, such as potable water plumbing systems. PVC-U pipes are denser, harder, stronger, and stiffer than regular PVC. They are rigid because they don’t contain plasticizers, the compounds that make regular PVC softer and more flexible. PVC-U pipes have varying pressure ratings, and the various PVC pipe standards categorize them into different classes depending on their pressure capacity. Note that pressure capacity is inversely related to temperature.

What is a high-pressure pipe used for?

High-pressure pipes, such as PVC-U plastic pipes, are primarily used to transport drinking, cleaning, bathing, and cooking water to residences. They can serve as your main water supply line. Use them to deliver water to bathrooms, kitchens, toilets, and water heaters. High-pressure plastic pipes may also be used in piping systems to supply other fluids and pressurized liquids; they can be used in pipelines to distribute milk, chemicals, irrigation water, and sewage. They may also be buried underground for many residential, commercial and industrial piping applications.

What is the best pipe for high-pressure water?

Unplasticized PVC or PVC-U pipes are the best for high-pressure water applications. That said, PVC-U pressure ratings will vary according to the manufacturer. PVC-U pressure capacity also varies with the temperature. Therefore, to ensure high product quality, get your PVC-U pipes from a reputable plastic pipes manufacturer. Additionally, choose your pipes according to the recommendations of applicable standards, such as BS EN 1452, DIN 8062, BS 3505, BS 3506, ASTMD 1785, and ASTMD 2241.

Which pipe is good for drinking water?

Copper and plastic pipes, such as uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) and CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride), are the safest and most commonly used materials for drinking water supply pipes. Their durability and resistance to chemicals and corrosion make them an excellent choice.

uPVC pipes, in particular, stand out because:

  • UPVC pipes are more cost-effective than copper and CPVC pipes.
  • They’re immune to harmful UV rays, making them perfect for outdoor use.
  • Being chemically inert, they don’t contaminate water supplies.
  • Their smooth inner walls prevent bacterial, algae and mineral build-up.
  • As these are unplasticized pipes, they are lead-free and safe for potable water.

What is a high-pressure water pipe?

High-pressure pipe is any type of pipe that is designed and capable of withstanding high levels of water pressure within its system.

In the PVC category, uPVC pipes would be considered high-pressure water pipes. Because their structure doesn’t contain any added plasticizers, they have a sturdy, leak-proof build, which allows them to tolerate high pressures and be used in various applications, such as water distribution, underground drainage and other commercial and industrial uses.

What are uPVC pressure pipes?

UPVC high-pressure pipes are specialized plastic pipes that transport fluids under immense force. They are made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride and are commonly known as rigid PVC pipes due to their unyielding structure.

The absence of plasticizers in their composition lends them incredible strength and durability. The smooth bore of uPVC pressure pipes reduces obstructions to fluid motion compared to conventional pipes. As a result, it has exceptional flow properties with minimal frictional loss.

High-pressure uPVC pipes are typically used in applications where water must be transported at high volumes, such as in industrial plants, irrigation systems, fire protection systems, etc.

What are the different types of uPVC pipe fittings?

The most common types of uPVC fittings include:

Elbows: Connect pipes of similar or different diameters, changing fluid flow direction. Commonly available in 90 and 45-degree angles.

Tees: “T” shaped with two outlets at a 90-degree angle to a single inlet.

Couplings: Short tubes with a female pipe thread or socket at one or both ends for joining pipes of different diameters.

Caps: Protective fittings used for closing off pipe ends to prevent leakage and isolate the pipe.

Reducers: Also known as reducing couplings, they change the pipe size.

Adapters: Alter the end type of a pipe, enabling it to connect to various fittings and tubes. They can be male- or female-threaded, socket or spigot.

What is the difference between PVC and UPVC?

The key differences between PVC and uPVC lie in the following attributes:

Flexibility: PVC, containing plasticizers, is flexible and malleable, ideal for products like cable insulations, toys, and other low-impact uses. In contrast, uPVC lacks plasticizers, making it tougher and better suited to heavy-duty water transportation, drainage systems, construction and all sorts of commercial and industrial applications.

Durability: uPVC is more resistant to temperature fluctuations, UV radiation and high-impact usage than PVC.

Maintenance: PVC is porous, requiring more maintenance than uPVC, which is almost maintenance-free. Toxins: PVC contains toxins such as BPA and Phthalates, while uPVC doesn’t.

What type of pipe is UPVC?

UPVC, or unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, is a type of plastic pipe with a sturdy and rigid structure. It’s primarily used in water supply lines due to its resistance to chemical erosion and high pressure.

The absence of plasticizers in uPVC pipes is why it’s a stronger variant of PVC pipes. They are lightweight compared to steel, concrete and other plastic pipes. They also combat UV light, harsh weather conditions and bacterial and microbial growth.

If built and installed by reliable uPVC pipe manufacturers in the UAE, they can last over 100 years without major repairs or renovations.

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