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Calculating Pipe Expansion and Contraction

This usually happens when pipe expansion or contraction is restricted by improperly designed piping systems or pipe support. So how can one account for this dimensional change? The answer involves a little math. There is a formula some engineer or other brainiac type came up with to figure out the extent a pipe might expand or contract.

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Expansion and Contraction of PVC Schedule 40, PVC Schedule 80, PVC PR 200 and PVC PR 160 Expansion Loop Formula L = 3 ED (∆L) 2S Where: L = Loop length (in.) E = Modulus of elasticity at maximum temerature (psi) (Table 1) S = Working Stress at maximum temperature (psi) (Table 1) D = Outside diameter of pipe (in.) (pages 22-34)

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Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit Expansion and Contraction

Like all construction materials, PVC will expand or contract with variations in temperatures. The coefficient of linear expansion in PVC conduit is 3.38 x 10-5 in./in./°F as compared to 1.2 x 10-5 for aluminum and 0.6 x 10-5 for steel.

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PVC Coated XD Expansion/Deflection Fitting | Expansion Joints .

They feature an internal bonding jumper. PVC coating and internal urethane coating provide superior corrosion protection. Electrical continuity is maintained across assembled joints. Features. Axial expansion or contraction up to 3/4″ Angular misalignment in any direction to 30° 40 mil carbon gray PVC exterior coating

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Thermal Expansion of PVC and CPVC Pipe | U.S. Plastic

Thermal expansion and contraction with changes in temperature. Thermoplastic piping expands and contracts more than metallic piping when subjected to temperature changes. This issue must be addressed with appropriate system design to prevent damage to the piping system design to prevent damage to the piping system.

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Expansion and Contraction in PVC Water Service | DIY Home .

I am running 900 feet of 1 1/2 schedule 40 PVC from the street to my home, basically 350 feet to a 45 then 550 feet to another 45 fitting near the house. This is in North Carolina. The trench will be 18 inches deep in sandy loam and red clay with few round rocks. I intend to use 4-6 inches of.

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