The tough, ductile nature of Modified PVC (PVC-M) allows the use of a higher design stress, enabling pipes to be manufactured with reduced wall thicknesses and larger internal diameters enabling a more efficient use of resources. The advantages included a greater flow capacity and lower pumping costs compared with PVC-U pipes with the same nominal diameters.
|Toughness and ductility||Resistance to poor handling and installation damage|
|Excellent corrosion resistance both internally and externally||Long service life, in excess of 100 years|
|PVC-M pipe dimensions are compatible with existing Series 1 and Series 2 pipe systems||Interchangeable with PVC-U pipes and Series 2 pipes produced from
PVC-O, ductile iron, GRP and AC
|Flexibility||Rhino® PVC-M pipes can be curved to alignment on site|
|High quality rubber ring joint with a permanently installed Reiber rubber ring||Provides a secure joint, which is easy to assemble and join|
|Light Weight||Approximately 30% lighter than PVC-U improving on environmental performance, site handling and laying efficiencies|