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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 -40°F to 180°F; 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.
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.
ABS pipe must be heated to over 871°F (465°C) before it will self-ignite. In comparison, the types of wood commonly used in home framing self-ignite around 500F (260°C). In an out-of-control fire, temperatures reach well over 1,000F (540°C), 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.
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