AGRICULTURE PVC PIPES

PVC Piping is used in several different agricultural applications. These include irrigation pipes, above ground flowline pipes, UV pivot pipes and well shrouds.

Each of these applications requires specialty PVC pipes. While alternatives exist for PVC pipe in these agricultural applications, there are several reasons why PVC is the superior choice. These include their excellent durability, cost efficiency, and the multitude of sizing options.

Durability

In the world of agricultural irrigation and farming, there are several different types of piping required for various tasks. While there is no shortage of piping material for agriculture-related projects, PVC stands out as the best choice.

PVC pipes in agriculture are extremely durable. Durability is crucial as the stress of surges of pressure can damage or rupture other inferior products. This durability is also demonstrated through the high crush resistance of properly installed PVC pipes.

PVC piping is outstanding for potable water and non-potable water uses. Even the transportation of caustic or contaminated water will not break down PVC pipes as it does with other alternatives.

Durability, low failure ratings, and leak-free joints are just a few of the reasons PVC leads all other piping options in sustainability. These advantages, coupled with the fact that PVC is corrosion-resistant, make PVC the superior material when it comes to longevity.

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Cost

PVC is also considerably more cost-effective than ductile iron or steel pipes, which are considerably more expensive without much-added benefit. Depending on the installation and the application of the piping, research has concluded that PVC used for agriculture can last well over 100 years.

 

Durability and long life-span help keep overhead down for farmers and large scale agricultural buildouts. Smooth PVC interior walls reduce pumping costs while leak-free joints prevent water loss, creating higher system efficiencies. Efficiencies improve by as much as 40% when using PVC versus other products that can corrode and break. Ease of installation and efficient delivery methods to job sites also aid in cost reduction. While cost can vary greatly depending on the scope of work and task of the piping, PVC remains the best option for its longevity and price point. Contact us today to learn more!