Is the service life of PVC pipe long?

December 14, 2018

Yes, research on PVC pipes manufactured and used continuously in Europe in the 1930s shows that these products have a service life of up to one hundred years or more, which often exceeds the service life of the structures they are installed in.

In addition, PVC has an impressive long-term durability record. When water utility managers and engineering companies surveyed in a study sponsored by the American Hydraulic Association Research Foundation, they used corrosion resistance, longevity and durability as the main reasons for choosing PVC. PVC is ranked first when these same water professionals are required to compare PVC to other common types of pressure pipes. [Come from: Moser, AP and Kellogg, Kenneth G., "Polyethylene (PVC) Pipeline Performance Evaluation", AWWA Research Foundation, Denver, Colorado, 1994.