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 or email chemist@aliaxis.com.


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Code Substance CAS number Concentration ABS PVCU Corzan PP HDPE PVDF PLX EPDM FPM Vulcathene
Peracetic acid Peracetic acid up to 15% - 20°C - - - 20°C N/A max -
Peracetic acid Peracetic acid residual traces in aqueous solution from sterilisa 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C 20°C N/A max max 20°C
Petrol (see Gasoline)
Phenol 108-95-2 up to 10% aqueous solution - 20°C - 40°C 40°C 50°C N/A - max 40°C
a Phosphoric acid 85% - 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Poly aluminium chloride (see aluminium chlorohydrate)
Polyelectrolyte solutions manufacturers' recommendations A A A A A A N/A A
Polyethylene glycol 25322-68-3 all concentrations and molecular weight ranges - - - 60°C 60°C 60°C N/A max - 60°C
Potassium bicarbonate 298-14-6 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium bifluoride 7789-29-9 saturated aqueous - 60°C 80°C 60°C 40°C 60°C N/A max - 60°C
Potassium bisulphate 7646-93-7 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium bisulphite 7773-03-7 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium bromate 7758-01-2 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium bromide 7758-02-3 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium carbonate 584-08-7 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium chlorate 3811-04-9 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium chloride 7447-40-7 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium cyanide 151-50-8 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium dichromate 7778-50-9 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium ferricyanide 13746-66-2 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium ferrocyanide 13943-58-3 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium fluoride 7789-23-3 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium formate (alkaline solution) up to 50% 40°C 40°C A 40°C 40°C 40°C N/A max - 40°C
Potassium hydroxide 1310-58-3 ≤ 50% 20°C 40°C A 80°C 60°C - N/A max - 80°C
Potassium iodate 7758-05-6 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium iodide 7681-11-0 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium nitrate 7757-79-1 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium permanganate 7722-64-7 saturated aqueous - 40°C 80°C 40°C 20°C 80°C N/A max max 40°C
Potassium persulphate 7727-21-1 saturated aqueous 20°C 40°C 20°C 60°C 60°C 40°C N/A max max 60°C
Potassium sulphate 7778-80-5 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium sulphite 10117-38-1 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium tetraborate 12045-78-2 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Potassium thiosulphate 10294-66-3 saturated aqueous 60°C 60°C 80°C 80°C 60°C 80°C N/A max max 80°C
Propylene glycol 57-55-6 100% or aqueous solution 60°C 60°C A 60°C 60°C 60°C N/A max - 60°C
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).