Which plastic piping material is best for the transportation of disinfectants?

Plastic pipes are widely used for the transportation of disinfectant solutions. Selecting the material requires great care since some types of disinfectant solutions can damage certain thermoplastics. A series of tests were carried out in which PE proved to be suitable without reservation, whereas PP failed completely. PVC is also suitable, as long as certain rules are adhered to when making solvent cement joints and when establishing the operating conditions. PVDF pipes are also suitable for these kinds of applications. For several years now plastic pipes and fittings have been preferred for transporting disinfectant solutions in hospitals and clinics. Certain characteristics of disinfectants and the working conditions must be taken into account when planning the pipeline, e. g. in selecting the pipe material and the type of joints to be used. This topic will be further examined in the next blog...