Schedule 40/Schedule 80 Comparison
|Tested at 73° F:|
|Sch. 40||Sch. 80||% difference|
|Max. Working Pressure||300 PSI||470 PSI||42 %|
|Short-Term Collapse Pressure||356 PSI||927 PSI||160 %|
|Resistance to Load (uncompacted soil)||1084 lb/ft||2809 lb/ft||159 %|
|Wall Thickness||.145″||.200″||38 %|
This chart is only a general guideline, based on laboratory conditions. In real applications, systems vibrate, UV rays affect performace, temperature fluctuates….these and a myriad of other everyday conditions will adversely affect plastic piping.
As temperatures rise, the plastic softens. As temperatures decrease, plastic becomes brittle. Ultravilot rays (sunlight) slowly degrade the molecular structure of most plastics. Vibrations create inherent stresses, which can lead to cracking.