Durapipe Company Chemist

Introduction

Many pipework systems are required to convey chemicals and it is vital that the correct material is installed to cater for the substance it will be carrying. While the Chemical Resistance Guide below is designed as a comprehensive tool to aid pipework specification for chemical applications, specialist advice is always recommended. Our experienced Company Chemist is able to evaluate the suitability of chemicals intended for use and advise on the most appropriate Durapipe material for the application.

This Chemical Resistance Guide covers all of the products in the Durapipe product range, with most of the data based on laboratory exposure testing. The effect of exposure is usually determined by appearance and change to physical properties of the test piece. Many of the test procedures have been adopted as ISO or ANSI standards.

In using this data, customers are asked to bear in mind that laboratory exposure testing can provide a useful guide but cannot completely replicate all of the conditions of any given full scale installation (pressure variation and surges, temperature cycling, concentration changes etc). For this reason it is not possible to offer a process guarantee.

Whilst the data presented is a useful guide to suitability, it does not cover the many trade chemicals in use or formulations involving mixtures of chemicals. For more specific guidance, please contact our company chemist with details of your application on 01543 471680.


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Code Substance CAS number Concentration ABS PVCU Corzan PP HDPE PVDF PLX EPDM FPM
Acetaldehyde 75-07-0 100% - - - 40°C 20°C - - max -
Acetaldehyde 75-07-1 40% aq. solution - - - 40°C 40°C - - max 40°C
Acetamide 60-35-5 5% aq. solution 40°C 40°C - 60°C 60°C - - max *
Acetic acid 64-19-11 100% (glacial) - - - 20°C 20°C 40°C - max -
Acetic acid 64-19-10 80% aq. Solution - 20°C - 20°C 20°C 60°C - max -
Acetic acid 64-19-9 60% aq. Solution - 40°C - 40°C 60°C 60°C - max -
Acetic acid 64-19-8 30% aq. Solution - 40°C - 40°C 60°C 60°C - max -
Acetic acid 64-19-7 10% aq. Solution 20°C 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C - max max
Acetic anhydride 108-24-7 100% - - - 20°C 20°C - - - -
Acetone 67-64-1 5% aqueous solution - - 40°C 20°C 20°C 40°C -
Acetone 67-64-2 100% - - - 60°C 60°C - - max -
Acetophenone 98-86-2 100% - - - 20°C 20°C - max -
Acid Mixtures A A A A A A N/A A A
Aluminium chloride 7446-70-0 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max
Aluminium chlorohydrate 1327-41-9 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max
Aluminium fluoride 7784-18-1 saturated aqueous or suspension 60°C 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max
Aluminium hydroxide 21645-51-2 aqueous suspension 60°C 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max
Aluminium nitrate 13473-90-0 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max
Aluminium sulphate 10043-01-3 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max
Ammonium bifluoride 1341-49-7 saturated aqueous - 60°C 80°C 60°C 40°C 60°C N/A max -
Ammonium carbonate 506-87-6 saturated aqueous 40°C 40°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max
Ammonium chloride 12125-02-9 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max
Ammonium fluoride 12125-01-8 saturated aqueous 40°C 40°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max
Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 3% solution 60°C 60°C - 60°C 60°C - N/A max -
Ammonium hydroxide 1336-21-6 Sp. Gr = 0.88 (approx 32% solution) 60°C 60°C - 60°C 60°C - N/A max -
Ammonium nitrate 6484-52-2 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max -
Ammonium persulphate 7727-54-0 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 20°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max -
Ammonium phosphate(s) N/A saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 20°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max -
Ammonium sulphate 7783-20-2 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 60°C 60°C 80°C N/A max -
a aqua regia N/A 1 part conc nitric + 3 parts conc hydrochloric aci - - 20°C - - 40°C N/A - -
Automotive oils 100% A A A A A A A A A
Key

xx°C - Max recommended temperature
- unsuitable or insufficient data
Max - seal can be used at the tabulated maximum temperature of the pipework system for this specific chemical. In some cases lower temperatures have been quoted where there is insufficient data at higher temperatures
A - Applicable in some cases. Consult Durapipe for advice on specific applications
i - Covers a wide range of applications and compositions. Please provide detailed application information
* Chemical requires the use of Griffon HCR-36 solvent cement in combination with Griffon HCR cleaner (for PVC-U and Corzan).