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PVC Schedule 40 Value Pipe Physical Properties*

Property Units PVC ASTM Standards
Specific gravity g/cc 1.40 D 792
Tensile strength (73°F) minimum psi 7,000 D 638
Modulus of elasticity in tension (73°F) minimum psi 400,000 D 638
Flexural strength (73°F) psi 14,000 D 790
Izod impact (notched at 73°F) minimum ft lb/in 0.65 D 256
Hardness (Durometer D)   80 ±3 D 2240
Hardness (Rockwell R)   110-120 D 785
Compressive strength (73°F) psi 9,600   D 695
Hydrostatic design stress psi 2,000 D 1598
Coefficient of linear expansion in/in/°F 3.0 X 10-5 D 696
Heat distortion temperature at 264 psi minimum °F 160 D 648
Coefficient of thermal conductivity BTU/hr/sq ft/°F/in 1.2 C 177
Specific heat BTU/°F/lb 0.25 D 2766
Water absorption(24 hr at 73°F) % weight gain .05 D 570
Cell classification – Pipe   12454 D 1784
Burning rate   Self extinguishing D 635
Burning class   V-O UL-94**

*Above data is based upon information provided by the raw material manufacturers. It should be used only as a recommendation and not as a guarantee of performance.

**Underwriters Laboratory standard

Title: PVC Schedule 40 Value Pipe Physical Properties
Description: Physical, Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal Typical Properties.
Published: 8/4/2009
Last Edited: 12/30/2022
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