Guide to PVC, C-PVC, ABS Fittings and Valves: An Overview for Specialized Applications

Guide to PVC, C-PVC, ABS Fittings and Valves: An Overview for Specialized Applications 25 09 2023

From nautical to water treatment: how to choose the right material for your needs.

From the industrial sector to the marine industry, the choice of material for fittings and valves is crucial. PVC, ABS, and C-PVC are among the main players in this market, but what are their unique features? Let’s explore the characteristics and ideal applications of each material, with a special focus on water treatment. A brief guide to PVC, C-PVC, ABS fittings, and valves.

  1. PVC Fittings and Valves: PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a versatile plastic material, highly valued for its mechanical and chemical resistance. Widely used in high-pressure systems.

Technical Features:

  • High resistance to corrosion and chemicals.
  • Good mechanical resistance.
  • Suitable for moderate temperatures.

Areas of Application:

  • Water treatment: ideal for desalination and purification systems.
  • Swimming pools: for pressurized water conduction and filtration systems.
  • Marine industry: resistant to marine corrosion.
  • Microelectronics: for the conduction of fluids used in production processes.
  1. ABS Fittings and Valves: ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) stands out for its robustness and resistance to low temperatures.

Technical Features:

  • High impact resistance.
  • Excellent resistance to low temperatures.
  • Good resistance to solvents and chemicals.

Areas of Application:

  • Chemical processing industry: for transporting aggressive chemicals.
  • Power plants: in environments requiring greater mechanical resistance.
  1. C-PVC Fittings and Valves: C-PVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is the ideal choice for systems with high-temperature fluids, thanks to its superior thermal resistance.

Technical Features:

  • Resistance to high temperatures.
  • Excellent chemical resistance.
  • Suitable for transporting hot and aggressive fluids.

Areas of Application:

  • Water treatment: especially suitable for desalination systems where resistance to seawater is essential.
  • Microelectronics and Power plants: for the conduction of particularly aggressive and high-temperature fluids.
  • Heating systems: for the conduction of high-temperature fluids.

The growing attention to water treatment, especially desalination and purification, requires cutting-edge materials like PVC, ABS, and C-PVC. Thanks to their reduced weight and chemical resistance features, they are increasingly preferred over metal alloys. The choice between these will depend on the specific needs of the system to be implemented or replaced. With the solutions offered by COMER S.p.A., it is possible to find a complete range of products in the ideal material for every need. The certified high quality of COMER S.p.A.’s made-in-Italy products, combined with the highest level of service offered, guarantees success!

For further information or specific consultations, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experts.

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