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  PP | PE PP/PE Special Types | SUREGRIP CPL Double Containment Piping Systems   | PVDF | ACRYLICSPVC  | CPVC | UPVC | ABS | PTFE | VULCATHENE MECHANICAL & ENFUSION  SYPHONIC ROOF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS   |  STAINLESS STEEL 316L  & 304L

 

ABS PIPING SYSTEMS:

ABS pipe and fittings are made from a thermoplastic resin called Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS for short).

Are easier and less expensive to install than metal piping; Feature superior flow due to smooth interiorfinish; Do not rot, rust, corrode or collect waste; Withstand earth loads and shipping (with properhandling); Resist mechanical damage, even at low temperatures; Perform at an operational temperature range of -40F to 180F; Are lightweight (one person can load and unload); Take less time to rough in than metal materials.

ABS pipe and fittings were originally developed in the early 1950s for use in oil fields and the chemical industry. In 1959, John F. Long, a prominent Arizona builder, used ABS pipe in an experimental residence. Twenty-five years later, an independent research firm dug up and analyzed a section of the drain pipe.                   The result: no evidence of rot, rust or corrosion.

USES/APPLICATIONS
ABS pipe and fittings have become a leading material for industry because it offers an outstanding combination of properties. Contractors have installed more than 10 billion feet of ABS pipe in residential and commercial construction.
ABS pressure pipe is also available for certain industrial applications.                           ABS pipe is sold in 10' and 20' lengths, and 12' lengths in Ireland.

ABS pipe is available in solid wall and cellular core construction in Schedule 40 dimensions. These two forms may be used interchangeably for various applications.

ABS pipe in various applications may be used in the ground or above ground. It may be used outdoors if the pipe contains pigments to shield against ultraviolet radiation, or jurisdictions may require the pipe to be painted with water-base latex paint for outdoor use. Check with the All Plast Technical  team for details about regulations for this material.                                                                                                                                                         

CODE STATUS
ABS is recognized as acceptable for use in the majority in all major model plumbing codes.

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
According to studies performed by the ABS Institute, ABS pipe was shown to be unaffected by commonly used household chemicals - including drain and bowl cleaners, such as:

  • Tide detergent
  • Soilax cleanser
  • Borax cleaners
  • Calgon water softener
  • Ammonia 5% solution
  • Renuzit spot remover
  • Drano
  • Liquid Sani-flush
  • Liquid Plumber
  • Lysol bowl cleaner
  • Vanish bowl cleaner
  • Liquid Vanish bowl cleaner
  • Sno-Bol bowl cleaner

FIRE-RATED CONSTRUCTION
When properly installed in compliance with building and fire codes, ABS can be used in fire-rated construction, such as high-rise dwellings. Schedule 40 ABS systems are suitable for fire-rated wall, floor and ceiling assemblies.

ABS pipe must be heated to over 871F (465C) before it will self-ignite. In comparison, the types of wood commonly used in home framing self-ignite around 500F (260C). In an out-of-control fire, temperatures reach well over 1,000F (540C), at which point all combustibles burn.

ABS pipe systems typically represent less than 1% of the total combustible products in wood-frame construction. In addition, ABS piping systems are installed behind walls, under floors and above ceilings; therefore, ABS pipe will melt and collapse long before it burns, preventing flame spread up vertical stacks or along horizontal waste lines.

Like all combustible materials, ABS pipe releases gaseous products when burned. Although no nationally recognized standard exists for measuring toxicity,  testing indicates that gases released from burning styrene-based plastics, such as ABS, present no greater hazard than gases released from common building materials, such as the wood used in wall construction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                

STORAGE & HANDLING
You can store ABS pipe and fittings either inside or outside. Protect the material from direct sunlight as exposure to the sun can cause uneven expansion.      Store ABS pipe on a level support to prevent sagging or bending.

10 QUICK INSTALLATION STEPS

  • Measure pipe from bottom or shoulder of each socket into which pipe is to fit.
  • Cut pipe to required length, making sure cut is square.
  • Ream inside and chamfer outside of pipe to eliminate all burrs. Sand lightly.
  • Clean all dirt, moisture, and grease from pipe and fitting socket using a clean, dry cloth.
  • Check dry fit of pipe in fitting socket.
  • Apply a light coat of ASTM D2235 ABS solvent cement to the inside of the fitting socket and the outside of the pipe.
  • Insert pipe into fitting socket, giving the pipe a one-quarter turn and making sure it goes all the way to the socket bottom.
  • Hold the joint together until a tight set is attained.
  • Check cement bead around joint; wipe excess cement from the pipe.
  • Don't move the system until the joints have cured (set) at least as long as recommended by the solvent


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Telephone : +353-21-4524866  

Email : info@allplastengineering.com
 

 

               


ALL PLAST Engineering Ltd ,  Unit 5, Euro Business Park, Little Island, Cork Ireland.   
Telephone :
 021-4524866 |   Fax : 021-4524867  | e-mail : info@allplastengineering.com