Application Note

What Are You Doing To My Pipe: Can PVC Pipe Be Loaded?

Source: EBAA Iron
What Are You Doing To My Pipe

When the subject of using the 2000PV series to restrain PVC pipe is broached with some people, the conditioned response is “I can’t use that; it point loads the pipe.” This has been used as a sales tactic by our competition for many years. The argument has been used that PVC pipe is delicate and can’t be subjected to any kind of loading. In our years of testing we have found that is not the case at all. PVC can take an extreme amount of strain. 

EBAA Iron utilizes individually actuated gripping wedges to assure even and uniform holding of the PVC pipe. Before we introduced the wedge action PVC restraint, conventional thought was that full circumference grip was the only way to hold PVC. Until we learned differently, we thought that, too.

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