Bionax® PVCO Pipe (CIOD)

Bionax® has almost double the strength of conventional PVC and three times the impact absorption capability.

  • Larger internal diameters increase flow rates and reduce pumping costs
  • Higher cyclic fatigue resistance for forcemain applications
  • Reduced surge pressure

 

When IPEX first introduced Bionax PVCO pressure pipe in North America in 2008, it set a new standard for municipal water distribution and made everything else seem antiquated. Since then, thousands of metres of Bionax have been laid in hundreds of installations and it is specified as a material of choice in jurisdictions from coast to coast.

Now, with the introduction of larger diameters, municipal water transmission projects can benefit from the same properties that put Bionax water distribution lines and sewage force mains in a class by themselves.

 

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PRODUCT DETAILS

Bionax® PVCO Pipe (CIOD)

Material PVCO

Size Range 4" – 30" (100mm – 750mm)

Pressure Ratings
73oF / 23oC for 165 psi
73oF / 23oC for 235 psi
73oF / 23oC for 305 psi

CSA B137.3.1 certified CIOD

AWWA C909

FM approved

NSF Std. 14 certified

NSF Std. 61 certified

BNQ NQ 3660-950*

 

Municipal Transmission Mains

Municipal Distribution Mains

Sewer Forcemains

Short Form Specification

This specification provides the requirements for molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVCO) pipe for potable-water systems and other pressure-pipe applications.

MATERIALS
• PVCO pipe shall be manufactured from rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound meeting the requirements of ASTM D1784 cell class 12454B.
• Gaskets shall meet ASTM F477 for high-head applications.

HYDROSTATIC DESIGN BASIS
• Starting-stock PVC pipe shall have a hydrostatic design basis (HDB) of 4,000 psi.
• Finished PVCO pipe shall have an HDB of 7,100 psi.

PIPE
• Pipe shall be biaxially oriented (molecularly oriented in hoop and axial directions).
• Pipe shall be produced with cast-iron-pipe outside diameters (CIOD) in all sizes.
• Pipe shall be joined by integral-bell gasketed joints conforming to ASTM D3139.
• Pipe spigot ends shall be chamfered by the manufacturer.
• Pipe ends shall be capped at the production facility prior to storage and shipping.
• Pipe shall be color-coded blue.

CIOD CERTIFICATIONS
• PVC compound shall be CSA-certified to ASTM D1784 cell-class 12454B. 
• PVCO pipe shall be CSA-certified to CSA Standard B137.3.1 and third-party certified through NSF Standard 14 to AWWA Standard C909 and ASTM F1483.
• PVCO pipe joints shall be third-party certified to ASTM D3139.

STANDARDS
PVCO pipe shall conform to the following standards:
• ANSI/NSF Standard 14: Plastic Piping System Components and Related Materials
• ANSI/NSF Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects
• ASTM D1784: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Compounds
• ASTM D3139: Joints for Plastic Pressure Pipes Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals
• ASTM F1483: Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) Pressure Pipe
• ASTM F477: Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe
• AWWA C909-09: Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) Pressure Pipe, 4 inch through 24 inch (100 mm through 600 mm)
• CSA B137.3.1: Molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVCO) pipe for pressure applications

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

This specification provides the requirements for molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVCO) pipe for potable-water systems and other pressure-pipe applications.

MATERIALS

  • PVCO pipe shall be manufactured from rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound meeting the requirements of ASTM D1784 cell class 12454B.
  • Gaskets shall meet ASTM F477 for high-head applications.


HYDROSTATIC DESIGN BASIS

  • Starting-stock PVC pipe shall have a hydrostatic design basis (HDB) of 4000 psi.
  • Finished PVCO pipe shall have an HDB of 7100 psi.

PIPE

  • Pipe shall be biaxially oriented (molecularly oriented in hoop and axial directions).
  • Pipe shall be produced with cast-iron-pipe outside diameters (CIOD) in all sizes.
  • Pipe shall be joined by integral-bell gasketed joints conforming to ASTM D3139.
  • Pipe spigot ends shall be chamfered by the manufacturer.
  • Pipe ends shall be capped at the production facility prior to storage and shipping.
  • Pipe shall be color-coded blue.

CIOD CERTIFICATIONS

  • PVC compound shall be CSA-certified to ASTM D1784 cell-class 12454B.
  • PVCO pipe shall be CSA-certified to CSA Standard B137.3.1 and third-party certified to NSF

Standard 14 and AWWA Standard C909.

  • PVCO pipe joints shall be third-party certified to ASTM D3139.

STANDARDS


PVCO pipe shall conform to the following standards: • ANSI/NSF Standard 14: Plastic Piping

System Components and Related Materials

  • ANSI/NSF Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects
  • ASTM D1784: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Compounds
  • ASTM D3139: Joints for Plastic Pressure Pipes Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals
  • ASTM F477: Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe
  • AWWA C909-09: Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) Pressure Pipe, 4 Inch

Through 24 Inch (100 mm Through 600 mm)

  • CSA B137.3.1: Molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVCO) pipe for pressure applications

CASE STUDIES

Bionax Survives Directional Drilling

last October, a watermain break changed the perspective of a construction supervisor in Southwestern Ontario.

 

City of Summerside Takes Advantage of New PVCO Technology

As a PVC-friendly city, Summerside, Prince Edward Island (PEI), planned to use PVC pipe as it began Phase II of its Pope Road watermain expansion project. The project required 300 meters of 400 mm (16-inch) pipe, and was taking place in an area of the city with no existing waterline.

 

Large Diameter Bionax® meets Quebec

Road 104, outside the city of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, PQ, is the first location in the province of Quebec to install large diameter (14") Bionax® pipe. But Bionax was only part of the seven kilometer story.

 

Ottawa Installs 16 inch Bionax

The Cardinal Creek Village project in Ottawa marked the first time that the City of Ottawa used 16-inch  (400mm) Bionax PVCO (molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride) pipe from IPEX.

 

A Wise Choice Made 30 Years Ago

In the early 1980s, decision makers in charge of the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion infrastructures had a sense of vision and made a responsible choice for the lasting benefit of the tax payers. A vision that would ensure durable infrastructures for over 30 years. The technical services, in cooperation with the public works department, decided a major shift for products to be used in potable water distribution applications. Since then PVC has become ``The Material of Choice`` made by the City to meet the overall needs, taking into account the existing soil conditions throughout the territory.