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Measure Wall Thickness of PVC Pipes as Per Standard

PVC pipes can be found in various sizes such as tiny at ½” and huge at 12”. There are lot of issues related to its outer diameter as that what the business calls a 1″ pipe isn’t really 1″ in measurement. To answer, what is the outside distance across PVC pipes, it must be realised why the external measurement or OD (Outside Diameter) of PVC pipes are not equal. This task can be done with an accurate non-destructive thickness estimation equipment like Wall Thickness Gauge (Magna-Mike 8600).

The outer width of PVC pipe is bigger as the name says. PVC pipe and fittings use a specious framework. This shows that good parts have similar names so each of the 1” pipe fits in 1” fittings etc. The outside diameter of PVC pipe fitting is not that important, as it is not possible to put a fitting inside a bigger fitting.


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With the increase in diameter of PVC pipes, the thickness of walls must be increased. If the walls are too weak, the pipe will lack structural integrity. To get PVC pipe OD sizes, adding a certain amount to the size on the label. The OD for ½” PVC pipe is 0.840” and the OD for 3” PVC pipe is 3.500”. If the minimal size is the ID(inner diameter), then it means ½” PVC pipe walls are .170” thick and 3” PVC pipe walls are 0.250” thick. The wall thickness increases continuously as the pipe gets larger.

Plastic manufacturers must check the consistency of divider thickness around its edges to satisfy needs of the item details. If the pipes are too weak, it can fail for not being used. The thick pipes instead might waste money. Ultrasonic gaging provides a speedy and solid approach to measure divider thickness with no need for ID or for cutting the pipe. Pipe thickness can be estimated after establishment as per need.


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Magna-Mike 8600 is used to measure thickness that uses basic technique to make repeatable estimations on nonferrous metals. It has USB yields and RS-232 that uses the device to send information to an Excel spreadsheet. The WINXL program enables to record send thickness readings. It is best thickness device that is used to conduct bottle thickness estimation using Magna-Mike 8600.

The sensor inside the test determines the separation between the test tip and the ball that is used to estimate the thickness of the bottles in a uniform way. The divider thickness is used to gauge the thickness of plastic jugs, froth, paper glass, glass holders etc.


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