New Age Industries

May 10, 2006
Transparent pipe offers clear advantages

Now available from NewAge Industries is rigid PVC pipe — made to schedule-40 dimensions — that’s clear to allow users to view what’s inside. Eight styles of fittings are also stocked for a completely clear system. Applications that benefit from clear, rigid PVC pipe include laboratories, food and beverage processing, dry food lines and others.

Called Clear-40, the product combines the corrosion and chemical resistance — and clarity* — of PVC with the advantage of a rigid tube that does not need ties or clamps to hold it upright or level. It may be used interchangeably with standard schedule 40 fittings of gray or white.

Clear-40 pipe and fittings are manufactured from a clear, virgin grade, PVC compound. All ingredients are non-toxic and conform to FDA standards for use with food contact surfaces, and the product is listed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF 61) for use with potable water. Clear-40’s smooth interior pipe surface provides excellent flow characteristics. Both the pipe and fittings are non-conductive and flame retardant, offering a U.L. rating of 94 VO.

Stocked sizes of Clear-40 range from 1/4” through 4” nominal pipe size. Fittings styles consist of 90° and 45° elbows, T’s, male and female adapters, couplers, reducer bushings, and caps. Custom options include bell-shaped ends, other fitting configurations, longer lengths, and schedule 80 dimensions.

*Clear-40 is completely transparent but has a slight blue tint.

Note: All assemblies should be permanently glued using primer and cement.