Supermain® PVC-O

Features & Benefits

  • Molecular Orientation for enhanced strength and toughness

    The Supermain® manufacturing process comprises of two stages; the initial extrusion of a feedstock pipe followed by an expansion process which results in bi-axial molecular orientation of the material. The random long chain molecules of PVC become preferentially aligned in the expansion or hoop direction and a marked increase in strength is attained in this direction. For pipes, hoop strength is the primary factor determining resistance to internal pressure. The result is a lighter weight pipe with an increased bore for greater flow capacity when compared with other PVC pipes. Orientation also results in improved impact resistance, greater ductility and high fatigue strength. These environmental and engineering advantages mean Supermain® is the high-performance, cost-effective pipe material choice for pressure applications.

    For more on this please download the Product Catalogue under the Downloads tab below.

  • High flow capacity

    Supermain® pipes have excellent hydraulic performance. Their flow capacity exceeds that of any other commonly used pressure pipe in water and sewer applications. This has the potential for reduced pumping costs.

  • Light weight

    Supermain® pipes are light weight with excellent ease of handling and laying. Occupational health and safety risks are also reduced.

  • High impact strength

    Supermain® exhibits extraordinary resistance to impact. Tests on Supermain® show impact rupture energies up to 10 times that of standard PVC-U.

  • High toughness

    The enhanced toughness and ductility of Supermain® pipes means they have excellent resistance to accidental damage.

  • Corrosion resistant

    Supermain® pipes are totally unaffected by soil and water chemicals and will not be affected by anything that can normally be found in sewage effluent.

  • No adverse effect on water quality

    Supermain® pipes will not affect the taste, smell, appearance or health aspects of drinking water.

  • Complete pipeline system

    A complete range of fittings and accessories are available for both International Series and Series 2 of Supermain® pipes.

  • Material and energy efficient

    A CSIRO study [1] found that Supermain® pipes have lower embodied energy than alternative pipes based on equivalent hydraulic performance.

    Footnote:

    1. M.D. Ambrose, G.D. Salomonsson and S. Burn, CSIRO, Australia, “Piping Systems – Embodied Energy Analysis”.

  • No heavy metals

    All Vinidex pressure pipes including Supermain® are manufactured using stabilisers and other additives that do not contain any lead or cadmium compounds.

Product Properties
Certifications & Approvals
Installation
Projects
Downloads
Size Range
RRJ
Series 1: DN 160 – DN 315
Series 2: DN 100 – DN 300
Material Classification
Material Class (MRS)
Supermain® 355
Supermain® 400
Supermain® 450
Supermain® 500
MPa
35.5
40
45
50
Materials
Oriented PVC (PVC-O)
Material Properties
Location
Underground or above-ground where not exposed to direct sunlight
Temperature
Suitable for operating temperatures up to and including 45°C.
For more information, please view PVC Temperature Considerations.
Chemical
Chemical Resistance
Pressure and Loads
Maximum operating pressure designated by PN.
For more information, please view PVC Pressure Considerations.
Technical Notes
Concrete Encasement and Grouting of Plastics Pressure Pipes
Equivalence of Different Types of PVC Pressure Pipes
PVC Pipes Under External Pressure

Best Environmental Practice

BEP-PVC-570

PDF download

Green Star

Vinidex Supermain® pipes are manufactured from BEP PVC and have an EPD registered with the Australasian EPD Programme. This allows constructors to claim credit points under the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star ratings tools and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s (ISCA) Infrastructure Sustainability rating scheme.

Environmental Product Declaration

Safety Data Sheets

Vinidex PVC Pipes SDS

PDF download

Standards for PVC-O pipe

Supermain® PVC-O pipes are manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 4441 – Oriented PVC (PVC-O) pipes for pressure applications. The relevant International Standard for PVC-O pipes is ISO 16422 – Pipes and joints made of oriented unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-O) for the conveyance of water under pressure – Specifications. AS/NZS 4441 replicates the requirements of ISO 16422 with some additional requirements for Australia.

 

Standards for rubber rings

Rubber rings for jointing Supermain® pipes are manufactured in accordance with AS 1646 – Elastomeric seals for waterworks purposes. Assembled rubber ring joints are also subjected to a variety of internal and external pressure testing to verify the joint design and long term performance.

Contact with drinking water

Supermain® pipes comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 4020 – Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water. This Standard specifies a series of type tests, which are carried out in order to demonstrate that the product does not have a detrimental effect on the quality of drinking water. It assesses the effect of the pipe on the taste, odour and appearance of water as well as the health aspects due to growth of microorganisms and leaching of toxic substances.

Download Vinidex Statement

WSAA appraisal

Supermain® pipes have been appraised by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) in Appraisal Number 04-07 and recommended for acceptance or authorisation for water supply and pressure and vacuum sewer applications. Supermain® was also rated “A” – Life expectancy in excess of 100 years before major rehabilitation, subject to the design, installation, testing and commissioning being in accordance with Vinidex recommendations.

Standards

Supermain® installation should be in accordance with AS/NZS 2032 and/or AS/NZS 2566.2.

Quick Reference Installation Guide

Leed Engineering Supermain® PVC-O Project, SA

In 2018, SA Water awarded Leed Engineering the Orroroo Water Quality Improvement Project, which consists of the construction of 54km PVC-O pipeline to provide…Read more

Product Catalogue

Product Properties
Size Range
RRJ
Series 1: DN 160 – DN 315
Series 2: DN 100 – DN 300
Material Classification
Material Class (MRS)
Supermain® 355
Supermain® 400
Supermain® 450
Supermain® 500
MPa
35.5
40
45
50
Materials
Oriented PVC (PVC-O)
Material Properties
Location
Underground or above-ground where not exposed to direct sunlight
Temperature
Suitable for operating temperatures up to and including 45°C.
For more information, please view PVC Temperature Considerations.
Chemical
Chemical Resistance
Pressure and Loads
Maximum operating pressure designated by PN.
For more information, please view PVC Pressure Considerations.
Technical Notes
Concrete Encasement and Grouting of Plastics Pressure Pipes
Equivalence of Different Types of PVC Pressure Pipes
PVC Pipes Under External Pressure
Certifications & Approvals

Best Environmental Practice

BEP-PVC-570

PDF download

Green Star

Vinidex Supermain® pipes are manufactured from BEP PVC and have an EPD registered with the Australasian EPD Programme. This allows constructors to claim credit points under the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star ratings tools and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s (ISCA) Infrastructure Sustainability rating scheme.

Environmental Product Declaration

Safety Data Sheets

Vinidex PVC Pipes SDS

PDF download

Standards for PVC-O pipe

Supermain® PVC-O pipes are manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 4441 – Oriented PVC (PVC-O) pipes for pressure applications. The relevant International Standard for PVC-O pipes is ISO 16422 – Pipes and joints made of oriented unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-O) for the conveyance of water under pressure – Specifications. AS/NZS 4441 replicates the requirements of ISO 16422 with some additional requirements for Australia.

 

Standards for rubber rings

Rubber rings for jointing Supermain® pipes are manufactured in accordance with AS 1646 – Elastomeric seals for waterworks purposes. Assembled rubber ring joints are also subjected to a variety of internal and external pressure testing to verify the joint design and long term performance.

Contact with drinking water

Supermain® pipes comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 4020 – Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water. This Standard specifies a series of type tests, which are carried out in order to demonstrate that the product does not have a detrimental effect on the quality of drinking water. It assesses the effect of the pipe on the taste, odour and appearance of water as well as the health aspects due to growth of microorganisms and leaching of toxic substances.

Download Vinidex Statement

WSAA appraisal

Supermain® pipes have been appraised by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) in Appraisal Number 04-07 and recommended for acceptance or authorisation for water supply and pressure and vacuum sewer applications. Supermain® was also rated “A” – Life expectancy in excess of 100 years before major rehabilitation, subject to the design, installation, testing and commissioning being in accordance with Vinidex recommendations.

Installation

Standards

Supermain® installation should be in accordance with AS/NZS 2032 and/or AS/NZS 2566.2.

Quick Reference Installation Guide

Projects

Leed Engineering Supermain® PVC-O Project, SA

In 2018, SA Water awarded Leed Engineering the Orroroo Water Quality Improvement Project, which consists of the construction of 54km PVC-O pipeline to provide…Read more

Downloads

Product Catalogue