ABS Pipe Inch

Our ABS inch pressure pipe is available in sizes 1/2" to 8" in classes C, E and T.

Manufactured from Grade A virgin acrylonitrile butadiene styrene raw material, our ABS pipe is non-toxic and meets the toxicological and food usage requirements of the British Plastics Federation and British Industrial Biological Research Association (BIBRA) codes of practice, making it ideal for chilled food and beverage production applications, as well as potable water conveyance and water treatment use.

The ABS pipes in this section are all British Standard size. This standard is based on the nominal bore of the pipes, not the diameter. For clarification, please see the table in each pipe class in the drop down marked [+] More Information.

Class C ABS pipe is pressure rated to 9 bar, Class E is rated to 15 bar, and Class T pipe is pressure rated to 12 bar but has thicker walls, which can be threaded and machined.

 

Approvals:

WRAS Approved Product - sold by Pipestock

WRAS approved material

 

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-40°C 20°C 30°C 40°C 50°C 60°C 70°C
Class C 9.0 bar 9.0 bar 7.8 bar 6.5 bar 5.5 bar 4.2 bar 2.8 bar
Class D 12.0 bar 12.0 bar 10.5 bar 8.9 bar 7.2 bar 5.5 bar 3.6 bar
Class E 15.0 bar 15.0 bar 13.0 bar 11.0 bar 9.0 bar 7.0 bar 4.8 bar

 

Pipe Centres

Horizontal support centres for pipe, based on pipe carrying water at temperatures in °C. Underground installation is straightforward but detailed advice is available from our technical sales department.

Pipe Size ABS
Inch mm 20°C 50°C 70°C
1/2 20 0.9 0.6 0.5
3/4 25 1.0 0.7 0.6
1 32 1.1 0.8 0.6
1 1/4 40 1.2 0.9 0.7
1 1/2 50 1.2 0.9 0.7
2 63 1.4 1.0 0.8
2 1/2 75 1.5 1.1 0.8
3 90 1.6 1.2 0.9
4 110 1.8 1.3 1.0
5 140 2.0 1.5 1.1
6 160 2.1 1.6 1.2
8 225 2.3 1.7 1.3

 

Valve or Equipment Support

Valves, heavy flanges and any ancillary equipment should be independently supported. They can also be used as anchor points to control expansion.

 

Joints Per Litre of Cement

An indication of the number of joints likely to be made per litre of solvent cement is:

Inch mm Joints
½ - 1 16-32 400
1¼ - 2 40-63 175
3 75-90 70
4 110 45
6 160 25
8 200-225 15
10 250-280 4
12 315 4

 

IMPORTANT: The technical data given in this website is for preliminary information purposes only and is published without guarantee. All line drawings are for illustrative purposes only and should not be regarded as wholly accurate in every detail. We reserve the right to withdraw or to alter the specification of any product without notice. For more information, please consult our Terms of Business.

 

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