Most of you are familiar with PVC fittings used at different points of your home plumbing system. Your plumber will always recommend the use of these extremely durable vinyl fittings as they are highly cost-effective and easy to handle and clean. Did you know that there are different qualities of these PVC products available in the market? In fact, the ones used in your home are the semi transparent ones that are designed specifically to meet plumbing requirements. There are other types of PVC products like black and clear PVC fittings which are applicable in different usages.
Black fittings are used in parts of the home plumbing system in places of high water velocity. These are equal in strength and therefore, due to the poor aesthetic appeal have been replaced by semi-transparent and white fittings. The completely transparent types of PVC makes are also known as clear PVC fittings since they provide a clear view of their contents. You may not come across these models in common plumbing systems as they are mostly used for highly selective purposes. The contents of these fittings are clearly visible and therefore, these CPVC products are preferred in all types of laboratories and hospital apparatus.
However, the main demand for clear PVC fittings is in two main industries. Here is a list that indicates the types of industrial uses that clear PVC fittings are put to:
Food Plants: The food industry has seen a great deal of sophistication over the years. With more demand on mass production of preserved and tinned food, food plants have started using some of the most complicated set of pipeline arrangements. In order to monitor each and every step of the process of mass production and packaging, it is important for the contents of these pipelines to be visible to the workers. Hence, the use of transparent PVC fittings in all parts of the apparatus used in these plants.
Pharmaceutical Plants: Pharmaceutical plants use clear fittings for the same reason that food plants do. Further on, the potions and solutions used to create the medicines need to be maintained under set temperatures and pH conditions. In case there is any shortcoming in maintaining these set parameters, the composition of the medicine will indicate by a change in color. This needs to be checked from time to time and is possible only if the pipelines and its fittings are transparent. By noting the color change the pharmacists will be able to exercise more control on quality of the products.