The Australian Standards for PVC pipes and fittings specify a minimum PVC content, which is normally demonstrated using process control. There are however no specific test methods identified in these Standards for determining the PVC content. Therefore PIPA has identified the following test method as being suitable.
In this guide there are details of PVC pressure pipe use for other applications such as water bore casings. In this application, PVC pressure pipe is used to form the outside casing of a water bore drilled vertically down into the ground where the loads on the pipe are primarily external.
The objective of this Guideline is to describe in detail two methods that have been used to determine minimum depth of engagement for PVC pipes with elastomeric seal joints used for either pressure or non-pressure applications.
In this guide there is a comprehensive series of instructions detailing how to successfully make a solvent cement joint. Prior to those instructions there is an explanation of the correct products and materials that must be used in this process.