3″ PVC Male Adapter (ST), Schedule 40
A 3″ PVC Male Adapter is used for making slip to male pipe thread connections with PVC pipe. It can be used instead of nipples for making PVC pipe connections.
The chemical structure of a 3″ PVC Male Adapter allows it to mix easily with different substances. PVC pipe is suitable for drinking water supply piping, and waste water piping due to their chemical resistance, lack of taste or odor, and the smooth interior surface. Its qualities can be considered in products that include elasticity, fire retarding, flexibility, and impact resistance. Because of its chemical resistance, it is an excellent choice for many industrial applications. It can be made into just about any color. Common colors and uses in water include:
• Blue – Water mains
• Green – Force, main & sanitary sewer
• Purple – Reclaimed water main
• White – All applications
Chemical & Corrosion
Unlike metal, PVC fittings never rust, scale, or pit, and will provide many years of maintenance-free service and extended system life.
High Temperature Ratings
PVC thermoplastic can handle fluids at service temperatures up to 140°F (60°C), allowing a wide range of process applications including, corrosive fluids.
Lower Installation Costs
Substantially lower material costs than steel alloys or lined steel, combined with lighter weight and ease of installation, can reduce installation costs by as much as 60% over conventional metal systems.
Higher Flow Capacity
Smooth interior walls result in lower pressure loss and higher volume than conventional metal fittings.
• General Specifications for Standard Fabricated Fittings
• Physical Properties of PVC and CPVC Pipe