Notation of PVC Hose
- Bar to Psi Conversion : 1 bar = 14.5 PSI
- Millimeters to Inches (mm to inch) conversion: 25.4mm = 1 inch
- Kilograms to Pounds (KG to lbs) Conversion: 1 kg = 2.2 lbs
- Feet to meters conversion: 1 feet = 0.3 meter
- Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion:
0 °C = 32 °F
The temperature T in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) is equal to the temperature T in degrees Celsius (°C) times 9/5 plus 32:
T(°F) = T(°C) × 9/5 + 32
T(°F) = T(°C) × 1.8 + 32
Determination of a piping system’s true cost requires evaluating the system over its life. In addition to the initial costs of materials and installation, the long-term costs associated with the operation, maintenance, and repair/replacement must be considered. The ability of a pipe or fitting material to resist deterioration, especially corrosion, is a critically important part of cost analysis. For both water mains and sewer lines, the long-term effects of corrosion must be considered, as premature replacement escalates infrastructure maintenance costs for the end-user.
When reliability and durability are evaluated against other piping materials, PVC excels. However, the successful long-term performance of PVC pipe depends upon proper system design, installation, and application. It is therefore important that engineers, contractors, and operators understand fully the response of PVC pipe to aggressive environments.