Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M

Features & Benefits

  • Improved material performance

    The alloying of PVC with modifying polymers achieves improvement in resistance to cracking. The result is the minimisation of the effect of stress concentrators such as scratches. With a consequent reduction in the factor of safety, higher wall stresses are allowable which lead to reduced wall thickness.

  • Hydraulic efficiency

    The increased internal diameter for a given external diameter makes Vinidex Hydro® a more efficient conduit than PVC-U and ductile iron.

  • Light weight

    PVC is already recognised as the lightest and easiest of pipeline materials to handle. Vinidex Hydro® further increases this advantage. Depending on size and class, weight savings in excess of 10% over PVC-U is available.

  • System compatibility

    Whether supplied in Series 1 for irrigation applications or Series 2 for water applications, Vinidex Hydro® is fully compatible with existing pipeline systems.

  • Corrosion resistant

    Vinidex Hydro® 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

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

Product Properties
Certifications & Approvals
Installation
Projects
Downloads
Size Range
SCJ
Series 1: DN 100 – DN 200 RRJ
Series 1: DN 100 – DN 575
Series 2: DN 100 – DN 450
Pressure Class
PN 6 – PN 20, dependent on pipe series and diameter.
Materials
Modified PVC (PVC-M)
Material Properties
Colour
  • Series 1 pipes for drinking water applications are white
  • Series 2 pipes for drinking water applications are light blue
  • Series 1 and Series 2 pipes specified for recycled water applications are purple
  • Pipes intended for pressure sewerage applications are cream

 

Exposure
Outdoor Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pipes can be painted with an acrylic-based paint for additional protection against solar radiation.
Location
Above ground and buried applications.
Temperature
Typically 0° to 50°C, lower temperatures with special consideration, re-rating for temperatures > 20°C. For more information, please view PVC Temperature Considerations.
Chemical
Chemical Resistance

Best Environmental Practice

BEP-PVC-570

PDF download

Green Star

Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pressure pipes and fittings 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

Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pipes are manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 4765 – Modified PVC (PVC-M) pipes for pressure applications.

Standards for rubber rings, solvent cement and priming fluid

Rubber rings for jointing Vinidex Hydro® 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.

Priming fluid and solvent cements supplied by Vinidex comply with AS/NZS 3879 – Solvent cements and priming fluids for PVC (PVC-U and PVC-M) and ABS and ASA pipes and fittings.

Contact with drinking water

Vinidex Hydro® 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

Vinidex Hydro® pipes have been appraised by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) in Appraisal Number 00/16 and recommended for acceptance or authorisation for water supply and pressure and vacuum sewer applications. Vinidex Hydro® 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.

PVC SCJ Pressure and Non-Pressure Jointing Video

Quick Reference Installation Guide

Standards

Vinidex recommends that Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pipes are installed in accordance with AS 2032 – Installation of PVC pipe systems.

Almond Plantation Water Supply, Victoria

Working with contractor North West Irrigation, Vinidex supplied over 150kms of Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pressure pipe in a variety of sizes for the almond farm plantation water supply. Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pipes were the ideal solution for the project, providing…Read more

Product Catalogue

Product Properties
Size Range
SCJ
Series 1: DN 100 – DN 200 RRJ
Series 1: DN 100 – DN 575
Series 2: DN 100 – DN 450
Pressure Class
PN 6 – PN 20, dependent on pipe series and diameter.
Materials
Modified PVC (PVC-M)
Material Properties
Colour
  • Series 1 pipes for drinking water applications are white
  • Series 2 pipes for drinking water applications are light blue
  • Series 1 and Series 2 pipes specified for recycled water applications are purple
  • Pipes intended for pressure sewerage applications are cream

 

Exposure
Outdoor Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pipes can be painted with an acrylic-based paint for additional protection against solar radiation.
Location
Above ground and buried applications.
Temperature
Typically 0° to 50°C, lower temperatures with special consideration, re-rating for temperatures > 20°C. For more information, please view PVC Temperature Considerations.
Chemical
Chemical Resistance
Certifications & Approvals

Best Environmental Practice

BEP-PVC-570

PDF download

Green Star

Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pressure pipes and fittings 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

Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pipes are manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 4765 – Modified PVC (PVC-M) pipes for pressure applications.

Standards for rubber rings, solvent cement and priming fluid

Rubber rings for jointing Vinidex Hydro® 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.

Priming fluid and solvent cements supplied by Vinidex comply with AS/NZS 3879 – Solvent cements and priming fluids for PVC (PVC-U and PVC-M) and ABS and ASA pipes and fittings.

Contact with drinking water

Vinidex Hydro® 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

Vinidex Hydro® pipes have been appraised by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) in Appraisal Number 00/16 and recommended for acceptance or authorisation for water supply and pressure and vacuum sewer applications. Vinidex Hydro® 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

PVC SCJ Pressure and Non-Pressure Jointing Video

Quick Reference Installation Guide

Standards

Vinidex recommends that Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pipes are installed in accordance with AS 2032 – Installation of PVC pipe systems.

Projects

Almond Plantation Water Supply, Victoria

Working with contractor North West Irrigation, Vinidex supplied over 150kms of Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pressure pipe in a variety of sizes for the almond farm plantation water supply. Vinidex Hydro® PVC-M pipes were the ideal solution for the project, providing…Read more
Downloads

Product Catalogue