Clear PVC Pipe Offers Superior Clarity for Applications Requiring Visual Monitoring or Leak Detection


GF Piping Systems has introduced a new line of clear Schedule 40 PVC pipe for fluid applications requiring visual monitoring.  The excellent clarity of the new clear PVC make it a perfect choice for confirming flow direction in a pipe and fluid color changes or contamination within a system.  It can also be used as  secondary containment piping to provide a quick and easy visual indication of system leaks.
GF Piping Systems’ clear PVC is available from stock in pipe sizes from 1” to 3” diameters in 10 foot lengths with bell ends.  20-foot lengths with bell ends, and 10 and 20-foot lengths with plain ends are available upon request.  Offering the same physical characteristics as standard opaque PVC, clear PVC is strong, lightweight, corrosion-free and chemically resistant to a wide range of fluids.  In addition, clear PVC is completely compatible with standard Schedule 40 PVC fittings, making system installation quick and easy.  In applications requiring simply visual confirmation of contamination or leaks, clear PVC piping can result in significant cost savings over the expensive traditional detection instrumentation used in opaque piping systems.
“Clear PVC is useful in any application that benefits from quick visual detection of problems or changes in the system,” said Chris Stvartak, GF Piping Systems Product Manager.  “It is especially useful in dual-containment applications such as processing of aggressive chemicals and in clean rooms where immediate leak detection and isolation is critical.”
Some of the many applications where it may be profitable to use clear PVC pipe include secondary containment of tubing systems conveying high purity fluids used in semiconductor processing, secondary containment of aggressive chemical transport systems, and sight tubes for monitoring fluid levels.