Excellent water hammer resistance. The Olive Blue Pipe PVC-O has a thinner wall and a larger inner diameter, so the Olive Blue Pipe has a lower celerity (up to four times less, the case of ductile iron pipes) than piping systems made of other materials. When the volume and pressure of the water delivered suddenly change, the resulting water hammer is lower. Therefore, when the valve and the pump are opened or closed, the occurrence probability of a pipe explosion accident is reduced or even eliminated, which means the operation of the pipe network is much safer.
Olive Blue Pipe PVC-O significantly increases the pipeline’s hydraulic capacity. The hoop orientation increases the internal diameter of the pipe and reduces the thickness of the pipe wall, giving the pipes a greater flow section. The internal wall of the pipe is particularly smooth, reducing load loss. The Olive Blue Pipe PVC-O has between a 15% and 35% more hydraulic capacity than conventional pipes with the same nominal outside diameter and pressure. This means that the Olive Blue Pipe carries more water but uses less energy than other kinds of pipes.
Thanks to their outstanding elasticity, Olive Blue Pipe PVC-O can withstand deformations of their internal diameter without the appearance of fissures. When the pipes are flattened or if they are involved in any kind of mechanical accident, they can go back to their original shape immediately. Therefore, the risk of breakage from land subsidence or sharp impacts such as from stones or machinery during installation is minimized.
When the material is subjected to internal pressure for a long period of time, the mechanical property of the material will attenuate, and this characteristic is creep behavior, but the creep deformation of PVC-O material is very small. It means that compared with conventional plastics, Olive Blue Pipe PVC-O has extraordinary fatigue properties, making the service life of Olive Blue Pipes up to 100 years.